KARATE - Martial Arts programs for Youths, Women, Girls, to promote Self - Defense, Self - Discipline, Confidence and Fitness.
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UNITED SHOTOKAN KARATE ASSOCIATION (INDIA)
KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
GOVT. OF INDIA ( MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS ),
WORLD KARATE FEDERATION / INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
SHOTOKAN KARATE - DO INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF JAPAN
GUIDANCE UNDER:- Sensei Jim Palmer Nanadan (7th Dan) SKIF
( Shotokan Karate-do Budo Ryu Federation, Scotland ), UNITED KINGDOM.
Dojo :- HM 59, Jamalpur Colony, Near Gole Market and DCM School. Ludhiana - 141010. Punjab, India.
Phone:- +919217601951, 9888297410.
M. Gichin Funakoshi SOKE H. Kanazawa 10th Dan SKIF JAPAN
SUKHDEV SINGH 3rd Dan Black Belt ( SKIF JAPAN)
Sukhdev Singh in action in his early age 1986 FEB SKIF Family of India with Suzuki Sensie Japan 2011
Sukhdev Singh ( Director )
Sukhdev Singh born in Delhi,Shastri Nagar on May 1965.
Education :- Bechlor of Arts ( Punjab University)
Karate Start :- 1979 at Pandara Road, Community Hall, India Gate, New Delhi.
Shodan :- 1987 (SKIF Head Kancho Kanazawa)
Nidan :- Sensie Ryusho Suzuki Graded (Examiner of SKIF Japan)
Sandan :- Sensie Ryusho Suzuki Graded (Examiner of SKIF Japan) 2011
TRAINING IS IMPORTANT THAN HIGHER GRADES BECAUSE ANY ONE CAN PURCHASE GRADES BUT CAN NOT PURCHASE GOOD TECHNIQUE
Sukhdev Singh was first Japanese Black Belt holder in Punjab, North India except Delhi in 1987 and first Sikh person as Japanese Black Belt holder in India
Sukhdev Singh was the first who demonstrated first time KATA in Punjab in Kapurthalla at P & T Ground on February 1986 at the occasion of First Punjab Open Karate Championship in Front of Mr P M Dass (Late ADGP) Senior Superintendent of Police of Kapurthalla. There were also present Dypty commissioner of Kapurthalla Mr. Kanwar Gulwant Singh. Witness of this event are Mr Gurpreet Singh Rozy (Ex. Gen Sec Punjab Karate Asso.) Punjab.
Sukhdev Singh doing Shotokan karate since 1979 under SKIF banner in Delhi under the guidance of Sensei T.K.Rajan. Sukhdev Singh got Shodan from SOKE H. KANAZAWA when they came in 1987 December in Delhi, India. Sukhdev Singh’s Black Belt No. is Shodan / 02917 - 10 Dec. 1987. Sukhdev Singh have participated in many International seminar or competition.
Sukhdev Singh visited many countries for competition and seminars to :-
Sukhdev Singh has taken training from world's famous instructors like:-
1. Sensei Herokazu Kanazawa, Chief Instructor of SKIF Japan,
2. Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa (son of Soke Kanazawa),
3. Master HideTaka Nishiyama Chief Instructor of ITKF Japan,
4. Sensei Jim Palmer of Scotland,
5. Sensei Ryusho Suzuki Graded (Examiner of SKIF Japan)
6. Sensei Fujikiyo Omura, chief instructor of Shotokan Karate Association (JKA) of Thailand,
7. Shihan Soichi Sasaki of Japan Karate Association in India 1996 in Mumbai Andheri Sports complex.
8. Shihan Dave Karshaw of Birmingham UK 7th DAN Europe SKIF,
9. Shihan Sonny Pillai of South Africa 7th DAN SKIF and many more name in the list.
10. Sensei Bernard Miollan 7th Dan JKA FRANCE
Sukhdev Singh has given training to many personalities and in Many Schools like:-
Saint Peter International School, Chandigarh. 1985 - 1986.
U S P C Jain Public School, Chandigarh Road Ludhiana. 1987 - 1993.
Secred Heart convent School, Ludhiana.
Government College for Women Ludhiana.
Police Karate Team of Ludhiana at Guru Nanak Stadium.
Private classes to Many Doctors, Officers and to many known personalities.
Sensei Jim Palmer of Scotland visit regularly in Delhi, India every year from 1999. Sukhdev Singh also visited thrice to Scotland on their personal invitation. Sensei Jim Palmer is 7th Dan from SKIF Japan. His site name is
Sukhdev Singh Born in May 1965 in Delhi.
Sukhdev Singh complete his schooling in Delhi and Graduation's first year complete in Khalsa College, University Campus, Delhi and second, final complete in Punjab University, Chandigarh.
He has two kids, son and daughter. They are Studying in Ryan International School Ludhiana, Punjab.
After Anti Sikh-riots in Delhi in 1984, Sukhdev Singh went to his Sikh State Name Punjab, where Sukhdev Singh started Shotokan karate and still he is doing. Sukhdev Singh was the first person to start the SKIF Banner in North India except Delhi In India.
Kancho came to India many time and he also played a roll of spy in Hindi Movie in 1987 named Aakhiri Badla of his disciple Mithun Chakroborthi.
When sukhdev Singh went to learn karate in 1979 at Pandara Road, community Hall, Near India Gate, New Delhi, he was totally fresh about karate. After Admission in Club, Sensei Rajesh Ahuja took their batch of 150 students. Rajesh Ahuja (now General Secretary for Japan Karate Association of India and North India chief, former Joint Secretary for All India Karate do Federation), told us that if you want to learn karate, you should be determine and prepare from your mind and body that you will be go out from here as Black Belt. Otherwise you can take back your fees. At that moment sukhdev Singh decided that I will be Black belt in Karate.
This moment comes true when Soke Herokazu Kanazawa came in 1987 in Delhi and sukhdev Singh went for exam and got Black belt. Sukhdev Singh was the First person in North India (left Delhi) who got Black Belt direct from Japan in Karate. It was also a Historical moment in Sikh religion because he was the first person in karate as Sikh in India who got Black Belt from Japan.
When he got black belt from Kancho, he shifted to Punjab from Delhi (his birth place) after the Anti-Sikhs riots. He was also affected from riots in Delhi. He was disturbed from his university education and other financial matters. But he never gave up karate. In 1996 he participated in All India Karate-Do Federation's National Championship from Punjab. There he was awarded Shodan from AII INDIA KARATE-DP FEDERATION now KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA / WORLD KARATE FEDERATION .
KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (All INDIA KARATE-DO FEDERATION) IS A NATIONAL KARATE GOVERNING BODY IN INDIA AND AFFILIATED WITH WORLD KARATE-DO FEDERATION. IT IS RECOGNIZED WITH GOVT. OF INDIA AND INDIAN OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION.
About Shotokan Karate
Shotokan Karate-do is the most popular style of traditional Japanese Karate. The word KARATE is a combination of two Japanese characters: Kara meaning “hand” and te meaning“empty”, thus meaning “empty hand”. The suffix “-do” has numerous meanings including road, path, route, and way. It implies that karate is not just a self-defense system but a way of life, that the mind of the karateka is in a reflective and clear state and thus free of fear and distraction. As such, through proper training the skilled karateka learns to react with a clear mind and without fear or hesitation in a self-defense or other stressful situation.
Karate was introduced to mainland Japan from Okinawa in 1922 by Master Gichin Funakoshi. Master Funakoshi had studied karate as a young man while living in Okinawa and was a college professor.
Today, karate-do is practiced as a martial art, sport, and proven method of self defense. Like other Japanese martial arts (“budo”), the ultimate aim of karate-do is the perfection of the character of its participants. Through training, karateka learn self-control, mental and physical self-discipline, and the development of highly effective self-defense and fighting techniques. As such, karate training can be an excellent means of attaining and maintaining physical and emotional fitness and self-discipline. Traditional karate training involves basic training (“kihon”), forms (“kata”), and sparring (“kumite”).
Japanese Karate-do techniques are uniquely focused. This requires them to be performed with full mental concentration, proper speed, power, coordination, breathing, and body connection. A karate technique that is properly focused will have the practitioner’s entire body and mind behind it and it will have great force and effect on the target or opponent if contact is made. Karate techniques include punches, strikes, blocks, kicks, sweeps, throws, joint locks, jumps, etc. Karate competition is popular with many karateka and a number of karate organizations sponsor tournaments. In traditional karate tournaments, however, contact to the face and head is prohibited in kumite matches and all techniques must be properly controlled.
Values of Karate
In our modern society, the values are numerous. In our everyday lives we often forget the value of exercise to both our physical and mental health. The practice of karate tones the body, develops coordination, quickens reflexes, and builds stamina.
Also, the serious practice of karate develops composure, a clearer thought process, deeper insight into one’s mental capabilities, and more self-confidence. In this, karate is not an end, but a means to an end. It is an activity in which advancing age is not a hindrance. Rather it encourages proficiency and the keen coordination of mind and body.
Karate may be defined as a weaponless means of self-defense. It consists of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. Karate practice is divided into three categories
- Kihon (basic blocks, punches, kicks and stances
- Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
- Kumite (sparring)
In each category the beginner is given instruction at the most basic level until the techniques become spontaneous. The trained karate practitioner is able to coordinate the mind and body, thereby allowing maximum physical and mental power to be expressed in most any situation.