For State Membership, Please Contact National Director Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj, M.Com(IB), Ph.d.(09994941352) or National Assistant Director Sensei Yokamurugan at : 09597555836    

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Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo

An Introduction to
Ogasawara-Ha Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo
(Sakugawa Koshiki Shorinji-Ryu Karatedo)


by Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj
National Director
All India Shorinji-Ryu Karate Federation
Isshin Kai Kan Institute of Karate
Renshi 5th Dan Karate-do

 

Message from National Director


Dear Friends/Parents,

We are entering an era of progressive growth and development of All India Shorinji-Ryu Karate Federation Karate-ASKF from the country of emerging province to a unsophisticated indication in WSKF training and programs. All India Shorinji-Ryu Karate Federation will endeavour to establish two-way communication with state association and their members with our website postings and ASKF Facebook Page keeping our members up-to-date on local, regional and national events for members. Our centralized calendar continues to be the hub of event sharing and planning of member events. Communications highlight how our members are excelling in their karate training at their clubs, share inspirational stories, and continue to build upon ASKF growing karate presence on the national karate prospect. I am honored to have been elected to the Indian National Director from the Japan Board of Directors to serve the interests of ASKF at the National level and continue to work to put ASKF on the forefront of Karate growth and development as Karate surges towards the 2015 Non-Olympic Games in India.

ASKF is proud to be a leader with cutting edge high performance development and training programs. Our ASKF Training Programs have exponentially grown and are now being offered in different regions across the province. We are pleased to offer top quality programs with the continuation of the student and Master certification program, supported by training opportunities offered throughout the year by Karate India. We are pleased to announce our Provincial Officials Program has grown to include ASKF officials being certified at the national levels, and working for the opportunity to certify internationally for events like the NSKC (National Sports Karate Championships and the WSKF (World Sports Karate Federation) Championships. We have certified several new Provincial level officials in the past year and continue to expand this thriving officiating program for our Black belt members. We are excited to continue offering top quality WSKF seminars for our members, such as this year“s upcoming “Campaign and Competition“ seminar will be conducted by world renowned international director Dr.Thomas Cauley, who coaches the best athletes in the world. ASKF embraces all clubs throughout the year to bring them together for our highlight event of the season, the ASKF open. This year, we were proud to announce our new annual open tournament, the “Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam Championship“. The Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam Championship launched in 2015 and created buzz nationally as a high quality WSKF modified tournament open to only Sports Karate Members across India. ASKF member clubs now have two annual tournaments for members. With supporting regional events like the Coimbatore District Training Series and our high performance development programs like Womens Self Defence for the all college, working womens and girl Childs, the value of ASKF membership has reached an all-time high and garnered national attention for our provincial programming model.

Thank you to all the coaches, athletes, volunteers, instructors, board members and supporters that have worked tirelessly to make this organization what it has become today. As a provincial organization, I believe we can offer something for everyone, with the common goal being pure love of karate. To that end, I wish each member a happy and healthy year in training!



Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj
National Director
All India Shorinji-Ryu Karate Federation.
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