In 2009, Great Body Kenpo Karate was renamed Nairobi Kenpo Karate.
It began with 95% of the students being karate beginners, except for Majid Wachira and Nuh Bakari. The only experienced students were Kenpo black belts from another Kenpo club.
Our first students were large-bodied, and they had a primary desire to lose weight. These were the office men who didn't want to learn martial art for fun or competition, but rather for weight loss and self-defense.
My specialty was coaching men in competitive martial arts and I struggled to find the right balance between my training programs to meet my clients' needs. Once we began, we sorted out our priorities and almost all of my students were so confident in the skills and training that they wanted to compete.
We went to competition, and even those who were still unsure about their ability to compete became confident enough to do so. The club was founded with a high level of competition spirit and martial arts skills.
They saw weight loss as secondary because men would lose weight automatically without putting much effort into it. The school has grown tremendously since then. The school currently has four black belts on form, with six more students reaching assistant instructor level.