Warrior David Denteh; a 5th Degree Black Belt is the Chief Instructor and main proponent for African Goju in the United Kingdom. Such was his dedication and application to detail that he became a 1st Degree Black Belt in 1992 and is due to become a Great Warrior this year. He was one of the students chosen by Danny Gwira to use for the pictures in the African Goju Beginners Course book. He was inducted into the African Goju Warrior Hall of Fame for his tremendous dedication and love for the style and for raising a generation of African Goju students in Ghana and the United Kingdom.
A very tough fighter, competent blocker and powerful kicker; he also has a very muscular body due to his weight training regime. It is a very brave person who will challenge him to a fight!
Amazon Michelle Fredua-Mensah IFBB Pro is a member of African Goju UK. African Goju is the next stage of development in her impressive career.
Amazon Michelle Fredua-Mensah was recently crowned the Arnold Classic UK fitness bodybuilding champion 2021. She defeated the former champion and Olympian Kate Errington and is now regarded as the best in the United Kingdom in her category. As a bonus, she also received her IFBB professional licence and will be preparing herself for all the major bodybuilding competitions around the world.
Michelle is also the double Pure Elite (World Ultimate Physiques) Overall Pro World Champion, winning the titles in 2019 and 2020. She has also added martial arts and self-defence to her impressive career as a member of African Goju UK.
This is a remarkable achievement for someone who has only been doing bodybuilding for three years. So how did it all start?
Michelle has been a competitive Women’s Artistic gymnast for eleven years and has taken part in many regional events and the London Open competitions. She was a silver medallists in the 1999 British Open Team Gym Championships, as part of the Croydon School of Gymnastics junior mixed team, and has since taken part in various other sports and dance activities; including the trampoline, sports acrobatics, athletics (200 metre sprint and long jump), swimming, diving, ice skating and ballet.
She was a Member of the Ascension Eagles ‘Legacy’ cheerleading squad from 2009 until 2011 and cheered at charities, various sporting events and for the Newham Council. She was also a leading Member of the Unity All Stars ‘Ruby’ cheerleading squad from 2013 till 2015, and won many titles in national and international competitions. She competed in the 2015 World Championships and came 8th in the All Girl Level 5 division. She has also regularly taken part in national competitions and won many titles for the London Rockets. As a member of the ‘Brunel Blizzards’ cheerleading squad from 2008 until 2012, she regularly took part in national competitions and cheered at sporting and charitable events held at Brunel University. She kept going throughout all these years perfecting her techniques in order to fulfil her bodybuilding and fitness dreams.
Her dedication to her art and extremely hard training began to pay off when she became the Ultimate Physiques British Champion in October 2018; and the overall Amateur World Champion in November 2018. She has received a PRO status in both federations and will be representing the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB). Her success has not gone unnoticed by certain celebrities and fitness magazines and she is destined for a bright future. Her latest award is her greatest yet; and has announced her into the big league of bodybuilding. She will be entering the Olympia Contest in 2022.
2021 Arnold Classic UK Fitness Bodybuilding Champion
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