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A seat with one of Botswana’s first female karatekas

A seat with one of Botswana's first female karatekas

Sugie Boikanyo Baleseng joined Karate when she was 10 years old back in 1989 and became one of the first female karatekas in Botswana.

EARLY BEGINNINGS: 10-year-old karateka Baleseng

Baleseng sparred with a man in her first tournament since there were no female opponents for her to fight.

She became part of the Botswana Karate National Team and represented the country in regional and international competitions like the British Open and Commonwealth games.

In 1997 when she was doing her national service (Tirelo Sechaba) Baleseng earned a black belt.

In 2003 when she was in traini...

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