I AM THAT I AM, I AM …
My name is Simon Chilembo, Man of the World, Lover of Life, Lover of Humanity, Free Spirit, Warrior of the good: Adherent of Democracy, fairness and justice. Critical thinker – Humanities & Social Sciences; Writer.
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I am a Health & Wellness Entrepreneurial Warrior. My specializations are Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Reflexology, and Fitness Training.
I teach Karate. Until June 2012 I ran two Karate clubs of my own in Oslo and Nesodden. Now I am a Rōnin, with my own independent and eponymous Karate development society, Chilembo Warrior Moves Karate Development. My teacher and mentor of more than 30 years is Professor Stephen Chan.
From my over 40 years of Martial Arts training and teaching experience, I have developed a fitness training concept called ChiTopLevelFitness™. The core elements here are endurance, rhythm , balance, and power.
I was born in Thabong Location, Welkom, South Africa; and went to several different schools in Lesotho, South Africa, up to university in Zambia and, later, Norway. The city of my birth, Welkom, is a melting pot. Its one time vibrant gold mining industry attracted people from all over the country, Africa, and many other parts of the world. I believe that the multi-cultural attribute of Welkom has strongly contributed to making me the kind of dynamic and easily adaptable man I am.
My strength, my will to survive, my ethical and moral values have greatly been influenced by my parents. I often brag about being a self-made man; but, nay, the foundation was laid by my parents. These two wonderful people came from the most humble living circumstances on either side. They are the world’s most terrific parents. How they managed to build themselves, from absolute nothing, to become very decent human beings will always be a great source of inspiration for me.
The spirit of my parents is always with me both in times of joy or hours of troubles. My mother inculcated in us very early in life the entrepreneurial spirit my two siblings and I have. On the other hand, my father always emphasized and displayed honesty, fairness, justice, patience, tolerance, endurance, inclusiveness, and generosity. From my childhood days, I recall with awe the extreme all-embracing and philanthropic nature of my parents towards the less resourceful and less fortunate around us where ever we were, no matter how little we had. And in my family, we’ve always loved a party.
I think a lot and critically about, and I have strong opinions on things. My choice to not be overly visible, or controversial in the wider public domain is more a personal disposition matter than that of fear of powers that be in the public discourse. As a free spirit in the free world I think and act as I please.
On the ‘Home’ page I write occasional blogs on various subjects of interest and concern to me. I’m solely responsible for the contents of my blogs. I write freely to please my own creative urges first and foremost. I live the meaning of my surname, Chilembo. In my Zambian Tumbuka nation, Chilembo means The Written Word, as well. I will happily engage in constructive dialogues with anybody who may wish to communicate with me directly concerning my writings.
If you feel that I can help you in any way with one or more of the things that I do above, do not hesitate to get in touch. I help many, many people from all walks of life, with different conditions and needs.