Upali Mendis

Upali Mendis

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Upali Mendis: A Journey of Martial Mastery and Spiritual Growth

Meet Upali Mendis, a true exemplar of martial prowess and a guiding light in the world of Teshinkai Karate. With an impressive 7th Dan black belt, Shihan Upali Mendis embarked on his transformative martial arts odyssey back in 1986, taking his first steps within the realm of Shotokan Karate. Little did he know that this initial foray would lead him down a path of discovery that would redefine his life's purpose.

As destiny would have it, Shihan Upali's destiny was intricately interwoven with the art of full-contact karate, where he unearthed his innate talent and found his rightful place within the industry. His journey was not just about physical combat, but a profound understanding of the profound and elusive truths that martial arts can unveil. Through rigorous training and unwavering dedication, he set out to forge an indomitable spirit, not only within his own character but also in the fabric of his everyday existence.

Shihan Upali's reputation resonates throughout the tapestry of Asia's martial arts community, earning him the admiration and respect of peers and students alike. While his training methodology is renowned for its rigorous intensity, it is his gentle demeanor and compassionate heart that have endeared him to all fortunate enough to cross his path. A paragon of humility, Shihan Upali's focus remains steadfastly fixed on the success and growth of his students, both within the dojo and in the broader canvas of life.

One of Shihan Upali's most astonishing feats is the awe-inspiring demonstration of breaking three baseball bats with the power of his shin—a feat that sends reverberations of astonishment through even the most seasoned martial artists. Undeterred by his own achievements, he now aspires to surpass this remarkable accomplishment by conquering a four baseball bat break, a testament to his unceasing pursuit of excellence and mastery.

Yet, beyond the accolades and achievements, Shihan Upali Mendis is a visionary with a grand mission. His dedication to the art and his unwavering belief in its transformative potential led to his appointment as the esteemed Regional Director for the International Sabaki Karate-do Organisation TESHINKAI. This appointment is a testament to his commitment to infusing purpose and structure into the lives of individuals, a belief that he holds dear as a catalyst for positive global change.

In his role as Regional Director, Shihan Upali is not only a steward of Teshinkai Karate's expansion across the region but also a tireless seeker of like-minded individuals who share his dream of nurturing the world's largest Budo Karate Organization. His vision extends far beyond his own achievements, encapsulating the profound impact that martial arts can have on shaping a better, more harmonious world.

If you are captivated by the allure of joining this progressive martial arts movement, Shihan Upali Mendis warmly extends an invitation to you. Embrace the opportunity to become a part of this dynamic and transformative journey, as Shihan Upali continues to inspire and guide individuals toward their fullest potential both on and off the mat. Together, let us step onto the path of enlightenment, discipline, and self-discovery, under the tutelage of a true master—Shihan Upali Mendis.

Awards & Certifications

7th Dan Black Belt | 2021-01-09

Work Experience

International Sabaki Karate do Teshinkai | Asia Branch Chief

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Colombo, sri lanka, LK

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