Moruakgomo hits karate’s 7th heaven

Socca Moruakgomo
Socca Moruakgomo

Socca Moruakgomo inadvertently made his way into countless households through his melodious jazz composition with the lyrics 'Ke cholera, thoromo ya lefatshe, HIV/AIDS, difofane le tsone.' Although Moruakgomo is widely recognised as a seasoned trumpeter, he has another skill set as a karateka.

Moruakgomo holds the distinction of being the highest-ranked karateka in the country, a feat achieved after years of sweat, determination and hard work. He now holds a 7th Dan black belt. As the chief instructor for KSI Botswana, Moruakgomo recently told Mmegi Sport that achieving the 7th Dan grading is the realisation of a lifelong dream.

"It has been a long journey to arrive where I am. I took my team to the Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) World Championships in Cape Town. The championships are held every two years on a rotational basis per country. This time Southern Africa was given a chance to host in July. It was a big tournament with around 16 countries in attendance.

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