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Simon Chilembo is a naturalized Norwegian citizen, born in South Africa in 1960. The larger part of his formative years was spent in Lesotho, where he began his schooling career. He lived as an exile in Zambia, his fatherland, between 1975 and 1988. In Zambia, he grew up to be a memorable, colourful academic and sports achiever until young adulthood. In 1988, He moved to Norway to pursue post-graduate studies in economics.
In a major career change move in the country, he built a reputation for himself as a leading international Karate practitioner and teacher. The two clubs he formed and led in Oslo and Nesodden, respectively, are still operational and are run successfully by his former senior Black Belt students and their protégés. He went onto attain professional qualifications in Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Reflexology, and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner Life/Executive Coaching. For more than fifteen years, until June 2013, in connection with the aforementioned competencies, he ran a flourishing Health & Wellness practice in Oslo, Norway.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Humanities and Social Sciences [African Development Studies (ADS), Economics] degree from The University of Zambia (UNZA), Lusaka. He is also a holder of a 6th Dan Karate Black Belt Master Degree; and he commands International Karate pioneer status in three countries, namely, Norway, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.