NAKU Name Change
The Namibia Karate Union held its Annual General Meeting on 06 March 2021 and as part of a long standing process initiated by the Sport Commission, has amended its Constitution to align with Sport Commission requirements including a change of name to the Namibia Karate Federation.
At the same AGM we elected our first female President for our sport, Mrs. Marchelle de Jager. This is a great milestone for our sport as we try to ensure that our sport is inclusive and free of gender bias. Being perceived by some as a combat sport this can easily create a perception that the sport is not for woman and we hope that under Marchelle’s leadership over the next few years, much can be done to change this image.