Harare – Zimbabwe kobudo master Wilfred Mashaya has scored another first after becoming the first karateka from Southern Africa to be inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame in India.
Mashaya is already an inductee of the Barcelona and Italy Halls of Fame.
The International Hall of Fame is the highest honour given to martial artists across the world in recognition of achievements and contributions to the game as well as on the social fora.
In his congratulatory message to Mashaya International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Founder Chairman Shifu Gajanand Rajput of India said.
“It is our pleasure to announce that you have been selected into the International Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. The nomination committee has selected you on the basis of your experience and achievements in the martial Arts, combat sports, physical activities, social work and peace for the society. We hereby feel proud to provide you this great honour. Congratulations”
The latest honour comes two weeks after the 35-year-old received a certificate from the Spartan Hall of Warriors’ Presudeng Fabio Bevilacqua of Spain.