NSMA off to Worlds Championships

The Namibian Sports Martial Arts team (NSMA), qualified to compete at the ISKA World Championships in Coronado Springs, Orlando Florida from 4 – 6 July 2019 in what is toted to be “the greatest show in Martial Arts” and “the World’s most prestigious Martial Arts Tournament”.

The event will be broad-cast live on ESPN and is the premier event on the ISKA calendar. Over the last 10 years the NSMA have amassed an incredible 27 World Titles on the ISKA circuit and during 2018 Namibia and the NSMA were fully accredited by the World Body as an independent country invited to attend this prestigious event.
The World Champion-ships will be staged over 3 days and will bring together the World’s best competitors from over 50 countries and an estimated 3500 competitors are expected to be in attendance.
The NSMA team had to first go through the ISKA local qualifying event, which was hosted in Walvis Bay during May 2018 where-after, a team was selected to attend Destiny in Stellenbosch in South Africa during October 2018 and which competition is ranked as the qualifier for the ISKA World Championships and only those who qualified as per ISKA regulations were then selected to be part of the Namibian delegation to the World Championships.
The Namibian Sports Martial Arts team who will be attending the ISKA World Championships will be led by Sensei Dorothy Bachman, who holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt and is the ISKA Director for Namibia and who has been attending the World Championships since 2007 as an active competitor, accompanied by her team Manfred Dedekind as Coach, Lenevive Dedekind as Manager, Louis Maletzky as Senior Male, Andrew Garbers as Junior Male, Karl Dedekind as Junior Male, Nicolas Jalon as Junior Male, Caleigh Jordaan as Junior Female and Katja Dedekind as Junior Female.

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