Dec 21, 2020
Senpai Yves Gakunde is a martial artist from Rwanda and now based in New Hampshire.
My Sensei Sinzi is someone who I want to become. I want to be someone who practices everyday, no matter where you are, the situation, and the condition you are in, PRACTICE.
Senpai Yves Gakunde - Episode 564
Growing up in a country where, at the time, Karate is prohibited to civilians and only the military are allowed is hard if you really like martial arts. Senpai Yves Gakunde grew up in Rwanda where he watched a lot of Bruce Lee and Jean Claude van Damme movies that ignited the passion for martial arts within him. Senpai Gakunde did not have formal training until high school when Karate is allowed to civilians. Senpai Yves Gakunde trained with Sensei Tharcisse Sinzi in Rwanda. Listen to learn more!
You may read more about Sensei Tharcisse Sinzi here