Hi, my name is Stefan van der Merwe
I’m a Biokineticist, Karate Instructor and Coach based in Windhoek, Namibia.
My passion for martial arts and exercise have always been my main motivators and ultimately formed the pillars around which I have built my career.
I first started competing as a karate athlete at the age of 7 and currently have over 20 years of experience in Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate. I have been blessed to be able to represent Namibia numerous times internationally, most notably at the Commonwealth Karate Championships and Africa Games.
After graduating from Stellenbosch University in 2015, I returned to Namibia where I started working as a full time Biokineticist before starting my own practice, Trinity Fitness Namibia, in 2019.
I have also always enjoyed teaching both traditional and sports karate and currently serve as National Coach of the Namibian Karate Team.
If you are interested in learning more about what I do please do not hesitate to contact me!
BSc (Hons) Biokinetics
BA (Sport Science)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Sports Massage Therapist
AUSC Region 5 Kumite Coach
Best BA Sport Science Final Year Student – 2014
4th Dan Black Belt (IOGKF)
Commonwealth Karate Bronze Medalist
6 x AUSC Region 5 Bronze Medalist
2 x Namibian Senior Male Grand Champion
4 x OGKN Senior Male Grand Champion
AUSC Region 5 Certified Kata and Kumite Coach