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Date Founded: February 11th, 2013

Founder: Adejebe Samuel Sensei

Country: Nigeria

The name of the Academy is derived from the first three letters of the founder’s (Sam) and three letters from Chinese word (Chi). Chi – vital energy believed to circulate round the body in the current. Chi – the circulating energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things.

Samchi simply means  MY STRENGTH.

Samchi Karate Academy is a branch of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do in Nigeria and efficiently teaches the authentic tradition and sports Karate.

Samchi is Affiliated to  Karate Federation of Nigeria, recognized by World Karate Federation (WKF) and Unity of Africa Karate (UFAK).

Adejebe Samuel Sensei is a Karate instructor, champion, genius, motivational and God fearing. He has won so many medals as an athlete before taking up his coaching career.

Samuel Sensei started his Karate journey many years back in 1999 under the tutelage of Sensei Albert Adeola who is the founder of Alberto Martial Art Academy of Nigeria (AMAAN). Sensei Albert is a Nigerian. Albert Sensei started his Karate career from the street. He later joined Dynamic Action Karate Academy of Nigeria (DAKAN) at Maza Maza in Lagos. Sensei Lucky Ebunu who was Sensei Albert’s direct coach introduced him to kansho Happy John of Kandoshin. Later on, when Karate was inaugurated into the sports ministry Sensei Albert made new friends with the Shotokan’s then move ahead to be part of them. Adejebe Sensei began his study with Sensei Albert where he learned little of Shito-Ryu and more of Shotokan Karate. He got his first Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Ryu under Albert Sensei. He was more comfortable with the Shito-Ryu style of Karate more than the Shotokan according to him. His passion for Shito-Ryu actually pushed him to go in search of who can better his Shito-Ryu Karate style. In the year 2009 as an athlete representing delta state at the National Sports Festival, he met Sensei Yahaya Adamu Glen a Shito-Ryu practitioner at the KADA GAMES who later became a close friend and teammate. Sensei Yahaya started his Karate in the year 2000 with Sensei Tuesday Wanjorr of the kandoshin at the National Stadium Surelere Lagos. He was later handed over to coach Ojo Adelusi of the Goju-Ryu Karate. At that time, Sensei Tuesday did not have time for Karate according to him. So, another journey began in the style of Goju-Ryu Karate. Sensei Yahaya became a kata champion both local and international with great enthusiasm. He is one of the best karatekas in the country and the founder of Rendojo Karate Academy. Among his trainers are Kansho Happy John of Kandoshin, Sensei Hezekiah Mokwunye, and Sensei Gobi.

Sensei Samuel Adejebe ameliorated on his Shito-Ryu Karate style under Sensei Yahaya and later they became the first Shito-Ryu team kata in Nigeria to win a gold medal at the National level in the Karate Federation of Nigeria championship held in Kwara state Nigeria in 2014. Because of the tireless spirit and passion for Karate Sensei Samuel never stop learning or improving his Karate skills. He moved ahead to attend seminars within and outside the country. He has trained under reputable and exceptional Karate gurus around the world. To mention few like Iwata Sensei of Japanese Karate Association (JKA), Tomiko Mitsuoka Sensei 8th Dan World Shotokan Karate-Do International (WSKF), Sensei Wim Tewinkel, 6th Dan Shito-Ryu, 2nd Dan Kobudo, formal International Coordinator for Shito-Ryu Seikokai international, has knowledge in Chi na and Chi Qong, Aikido and Gracle Jujitsu. Olivier Cantave Plu 6th Dan black belt I. B. A Quadruple world champion in Karate, International Ex American Boxing and international instructor.
Adejebe Sensei is a renown, discipline and well grounded in knowledge of Karate and he is also producing great and exceptional Karate champions in the country with outstanding and amazing records.

”Getting to this level is not easy it is by the grace of God. I did a lot of dirty jobs to pay for my Karate training. I was once a load carrier (kaya) at Alaba international market) helping people to carry the load to their destination so that I can feed and pay my Karate bills. just to mention few. I went through tough and challenging moment to get to where I am today. If you don’t give up things will work out for you. The key is to have none quitting spirit.

I have been training people since the early stage of my Karate but I later decided to have a name for my Academy in 2013 after a great inspiring message from my mentor and teacher Senior Prophet T. B JOSHUA. A year that was tagged ”A YEAR OF A NEW DREAM”

The Samchi Karate Academy symbol


The sword stands for strength and discipline. The belt stands for wisdom and love. The round circle stands for one body

The symbol simply means strength, discipline, wisdom, and love tied up in one body


”We are the strength of the invisible sword. We move faster than the wind and brighter like the Sun. Our legs and arms are weapons strengthen by God through the practice of Karate. When we move strength and wisdom move in love like the waves of the sea and the lightning of thunder. Our words and shadow are more dangerous than our fist. You are free to compete with us, though you cannot catch up with us. No man come close to our height without the invisible sword. Before you make a move towards us make sure you have the invisible sword. We are Samchi the strength of the invisible sword.”

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