Inupa Mendis

Inupa Mendis

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Sensei G. L. Inupa Uthsara Mendis is a dedicated martial artist holding the esteemed rank of 3rd Dan Black Belt in Teshinkai Karate. As the Personal Assistant to the World Director of Teshinkai, Sensei Inupa plays a vital role in the expansion of the International Sabaki Karate Do TESHINKAI Organisation. His journey in karate began in 2004 under the guidance of his father, Shihan Upali Mendis, and he quickly discovered his passion for full-contact karate. Sensei Inupa believes that this demanding training method not only strengthens character but also builds resilience to overcome life's challenges.

Presently, Sensei Inupa serves as the assistant director of the Teshinkai International Karate-do organisation. With an impressive collection of 30 gold medals earned through fierce competition across Asia, Sensei Inupa is recognized as a formidable heavyweight fighter, facing off against some of the region's toughest opponents. His unwavering determination and indomitable spirit make him one of the world's rising stars in martial arts, with boundless potential yet to be realized.

Beyond his achievements on the mat, Sensei Inupa is deeply involved in his community and firmly believes in the transformative power of martial arts training for students of all ages. Despite his fierce demeanor during battles, Sensei Inupa is known for his gentle nature and genuine concern for the well-being of those around him. It is this remarkable combination of qualities that led him to be chosen as the Personal Assistant to Teshinkai's World Director, Kancho Barry Johnston, hailing from Australia.

Sensei Inupa is committed to working alongside Kancho Barry Johnston and his father, Shihan Upali Mendis, in developing Teshinkai karate do across the globe, with a particular focus on the Asia region. Together, their mission is to spread the teachings of this traditional martial art, embracing individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of race, religion, or socio-economic background.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this progressive martial art system, feel free to reach out to Sensei Inupa. He eagerly welcomes those who seek to embark on a journey of self-improvement through the martial arts.

Awards & Certifications

3rd Dan karate | 2021-01-09

Work Experience

Teshinkai Karate Dojo | Senior Coach

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Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK

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