NMMU Madibaz karateka Lwazi Finca, who is a third Dan black belt, will represent South Africa at the Karate World Open in Japan from November 20. Photo: Supplied
Finca, originally from Butterworth, fell in love with karate after seeing his uncle train and compete. At a very young age he convinced his mother to let him pursue his dream and moved to East London to live and train with his uncle.
When he was 15 his family moved to Port Elizabeth where he continued his training.
In 2007 he enrolled at NMMU to study electrical engineering and joined the university’s karate club. Within a year he had become the Madibaz karate club’s senior instructor and chairperson, and under his leadership the club has won the University Sport South Africa (USSA) championships for six consecutive years.
Date: November 18, 2015 17:07
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