Cape Townn - Kung fu is Muhammad Chafeker’s life. It’s been that way for over two decades.
He trains relentlessly, mastering the steady movement, disciplined thinking and calculated choices that the martial art demands. The results show in the gold medals Chafeker brings home, year after year, while competing internationally.
His success gives the kids in his hometown, Mitchells Plain, something to aspire to. But when local schools invited Chafeker to give motivational talks at assembly, he realised that he was capable of offering them more than inspiration.
So a year-and-a-half ago, Chafeker made a decision that’s changing the kung fu landscape in South Africa.
“Any student interested in learning the basics in kung fu, I will give back without charging a cent,” Chafeker said to the schools he visited. The response ever since has exceeded his expectations.