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JONATHAN KRUGER - Kaiden Menkyo

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Kaiden Menkyo

"I represented Zambia in Judo at the 1995 World Judo Championships in Makuhari, Japan. I fought in the 95kg + weight category against the European and number 3 world heavy weight Judo champion from Germany Frank Moller. I was also able to train in South Korea for a year in Inchon city under Grand Master Choi in Korean Yudo and Hapkido. Grand Master Choi was one of the instructors to 1988 Seoul Olympic Gold medallist Judo champion Kim Jae Yup who was famous for his high scoring Uchimata. GM Choi helped me perfect my Uchimata throwing technique.


I also trained in Sheffield, England under Sensei Keith Tiger Brown 8th Dan Judo who was 7 times Judo veteran champion of England. I returned to Zambia in 1998. I then took over the running and coaching of the Kodokwan Judo Jujitsu Club of Zambia.

 

Since 1998 I have worked with the underprivileged youth and orphans in my three community dojo around the city of Kitwe. Our Kodokwan dojo is like a light house to those Zambian youth who are looking for help to improve their lives through the martial arts training. Our Kodokwan Dojo tries to help them finish their education by helping them with their school fees. We also look for donations to get them Judo and Karate uniforms especially for those of the underprivileged and orphan students.

 

I also try to look after our Zambian World War 2 Veterans. I first found these old warriors of the Kings African Rifles regiment begging at a bus station for a little food wearing their old British WW2 uniforms and medals for bravery. My heart went our to them every since then. I try to feed them cloth them as there are suffering in terrible conditions in their old age. These old Zambian warriors fought all over world in North African, Somalia, Italy, Madagascar, Burma, Singapore. And later on in Malaya against the Chinese Communists in the Malaysian Emergency in the 1950s. These old warriors need our help in their old age.

 

Jonathan Kruger
Kaiden Menkyo third generation instructor to the Kodokwan Judo Jujitsu club of Zambia

 

 

 

 

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