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2015
JKAI Events Schedule 2015 32nd JKAI National Program    

32nd JKA India National Program
21st ~ 27th January 2015 - Bengaluru, Karnataka State.
The 32nd JKAI National Program comprising of the National Training Camp and the National Tournament was held in Bengaluru from 21st to 28th January 2015. The Venue for both the events is the Annie Besant Park, Doddaballapur, Bengaluru Rural.
32nd JKA India National Training Camp 21st~24th January 2014
The Guest Instructor for the Training Camp is T NakaShihan, 7th Dan JKA ,the General Manager of the PR Division of JKA. He will be assisted by Sensei Anand Ratna 7th Dan JKA, Chief Instructor for India. The camp will be held from 21st to 25th January 2015. A Technical Seminar will be conducted by them on the 24th along with Dan Gradings and Technical Licence examinations. 
31st JKA India National Chamapionships 22~27th January 2014
The 32nd JKAI National Championships consisting of the Juniors Division and the Senior Division, will be held from 22nd to 27th January 2015. The categories for the Juniors Division are : below 8yrs, below 10yrs, below 12yrs., below 14yrs., below 16yrs., below 18yrs. The Seniors Division events are for male & female participants of above 18yrs of age..

Schedule of events for 2015*
*Events are subject to change. Please consult the local state representative for exact dates.
JANUARY
5th First training of the year - Keiko Hajime Joint Instructor training at JKA India honbu at Dadar
11th Kagami Biraki ceremony
   
21st ~ 28th The 32nd National Program of the JKA India - Bengaluru.  Schedule of events
21st ~ 25th January : 32nd JKA India National Karate Training Camp
24th January           : Technical Qualification Seminar & Dan Examinations

26th ~ 28th January : 32nd JKA India National Karate Championships
FEBRUARY
23rd Instructor training at JKA India honbu at Dadar
TBA 3 day training Camp -Mumbai
   
MARCH 
30th  Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
15th , 16th 2 Day Training Camp - Satara 
APRIL
27th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
18th ~ 20th All India Summer Training Camp in Mumbai conducted by Anand Ratna Sensei
Dan testing up to San Dan and Technical Licence Examinations for Judge, Instructor & Examiner
TBA South Zone Training Camp in Hyderabad.
Dan Test and Technical Licence exams
TBA 2 day training Camp  - Raipur
TBA 7 day training Camp - Rourkela
MAY
25th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Summer Vacation Karate Training Camps for School Dojos for  Junior, Middle & High School Children as part of the Dojo training program
JUNE

29th

Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Dan Examination  - North Region
JULY
27th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
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AUGUST
31st Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
15th ~ 17th All India Training Camp with JKA Hq Instructor in Surat
5th JKAI Kyu Level Championships at Surat
 
SEPTEMBER
28th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Training Camp  - Raipur
TBA Inter School  Tournament - Rourkela
TBA Training Camp in Jharkhand 
TBA Eastern Region Training Camp, Tournament & Dan & Techncial Examination  - Eastern Region -
OCTOBER
26th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA 3 days training  Camp in Mumbai  after the Fall Camp at the Honbu
Dan & Technical Examination on last day of Camp
NOVEMBER
30th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
DECEMBER
21st Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
23rd Keiko Osame Last day of training for the year at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
23rd~31st JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar closed for winter holidays

2014
JKAI Events Schedule 2014 31st JKAI National Program 5th Kyu Level Nationals Monsoon Camp
13th Funakoshi Gichin World Cup Karate Championships 2014 Autumn Camp at the JKA Hq
JKA's 65th Anniversary
Mid Term Camp in Mumbai  

2015 November Camp in Mumbai

Chief Instructor of JKA India, Sensei Anand Ratna 7th Dan JKA will be conducting the Regular Annual Camp in Mumbai. His camp held after every JKA Hq Camp will be covering all the latest techniques he has learnt at the JKA International Autumn Camp in Japan.
Venue: : Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya
Sunder Nagar, Malad, Mumbai
(Next to Dalmia College.)
Dates :5th; 6th & 7th November 2015
Timing : 10AM ~ 12Noon
                2PM ~ 4PM
Technical Seminar will be held for judges
Technical Qualification Exams will be held for D class Instructor; Judge and Examiner.

Kyu & Dan Grading upto the level of San Dan will be held.


13th Funakoshi Gichin World Cup Karate Championships

The Indian Team comprising of the JKA India Junior Champions Soham Vaidya (14 years) Bhargavi Thosar(14 years) and Nealon D'Cruz (13years) participated in The 13th Funakoshi Gichin World Karate Championship Tournament held at the Nioppon Budokan, Tokyo on 17th, 18th and 19th October 2014. It had 53 countries participating with large numbers of contestants in each category.. The Indian Team performed well with D'Cruz & Vaidya reaching the last 8 in their age catagories. Thosar reached the pre-quarter finals . N. Dhawan and A. Ratna acted as Coaches for the Team on Day 1 of the World Cup. Day 2 of the championship saw Neeraj Dhawan and Sensei Ratna as Judges Day 3 was the Semi finals and Finals of theSenior Events. Sensei Anand Ratna was chosen by the JKA as one of the Judges for the finals.

The Team trained at the honbu dojo under HQ Instructors for a Week before the championships The IndianTeam at the Championships with Nealon D'Cruz holding the Indian placard.

The 2014 Autumn JKA Joint International Instructors Camp
JKA celebrates it's 65th Anniversary Sensei Anand Ratna passes 7th Degree Black Belt of the JKA
The 2015 Autumn JKA Joint International Instructors Camp was held at the JKA Honbu from the 11th to the 14th of October 2014. Over 450 participants mainly foreigners took part in this event as the World Cup was scheduled immediately after the Camp. Both Neeraj Dhawan and Anand Ratna represented India at the Event. Sensei Anand Ratna, Chief Instructor of India successfully graded for the Nana Dan of the JKA. Sensei Ratna also successfully renewed his Special Examiner Rights for India. On the 16th of October the JKA celebrated it's 65th Anniversary. With all the Senior Instructors of the World gathered for the World Cup, it was a Who's Who of the Karate World that gathered for the glittering Ceremony. The Message of the Prime Minsiter of Japan was read out by his emmissary at the function. A commemorative book is expected to be ready by the end of the year showcasing the various milestones of the JKA.

Monsoon Camp in Surat -15th, 16th & 17th August 2014

The 4th Annual Monsoon Camp for members of JKA India will be held on 15th, 16th & 17th August 2014 at the Sree Surati Modha Vanik Vaadi, Bamanjini Sheriff, Rudhnathpura, Lal Darwaja, Surat. GUJARAT Yuko Hirayama Sensei 6th Dan JKA Hq instructor along with Anand Ratna Sensei Chief Instructor of India will be conducting the monsoon camp. Hirayama Sensei was born on June 18, 1969 in Kanagawa Prefecture and started training from the 2nd year of elementary school. She graduated from Tokyo University Physical Education College. After graduation she joined the Instructor training program of the JKA where she graduated in 1998. Hirayama Sensei's Motto is : "Seize the moment". Her major tournament wins:

2007

50th JKA All Japan Karate Championship                                        3rd Place Kata

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2005

48th JKA All Japan Karate Championship                                         2nd Place Kata

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2004

47th JKA All Japan Karate Championship                                         3rd Place Kata

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2002

45th JKA All Japan Karate Championship     1st Place  Kumite;         2nd Place Kata

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2001

44th JKA All Japan Karate Championship                                         2nd Place Kata


5th JKA India Kyu Level National Tournament
Surat, Gujarat - 15th , 16th & 17th August 2014


The 5th edition of the Kyu Level National Championships for members of JKA India was held on 15th, 16th & 17th August 2014 along with the Monsoon camp at the Sree Surati Modha Vanik Vaadi, Bamanjini Sheriff, Rudhnathpura, Lal Darwaja, Surat. GUJARAT . There were separate Individual events for Boys and Girls & Team Events of Kata and Kumite. This year's events had each age category divided into 2 kyu divisions thus giving the lower kyu levels a chance to compete amongst their peer groups. The age categories were :
Below 8 years / Below 10years / Below 12years / Below 14years / Below 16years / Below 18years -
Above 18years - Men & Women.
Results of the Tournament

31st JKA India National Program
21st to 27th January 2014 - Mumbai.
The 31st JKAI National Program comprising of the National Training Camp and the National Tournament was held in Mumbai from 21st to 27th January 2014. The Venue for both the events was the Mumbai Univerity Indoor Stadium at Marine Lines, Mumbai.
31st JKA India National Training Camp 21~24 January 2014
The Guest Instructor for the Training Camp was T.Taniyama Shihan , the General Manager of the Guidance Division of JKA assisted by Sensei Anand Ratna the Chief Instructor for India. The camp was held from 21st to 24th January. A Technical Seminar was conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna on the 24th.  
31st JKA India National Chamapionships 25~27th January 2014
The 31st National Championships consisting of the Juniors Division and the Senior Division, were held from 25th to 27th January 2014. The categories for the Juniors Division were below 8yrs, below 10yrs, below 12yrs., below 14yrs., below 16yrs., below 18yrs. The Seniors Division events were for participants of above 18yrs. Mr. Neeraj Dhawan of UP retained the Men's Kata & Kumite Titles. The Women's kata title was won by Karuna Horo of Karnataka and the Women's Kumite Title was won by Madey Purty of Jharkhand. Results

Schedule of events for 2014*
*Events are subject to change. Please consult the local state representative for exact dates.
JANUARY
6th First training of the year - Keiko Hajime Joint Instructor training at JKA India honbu at Dadar
12th Kagami Biraki ceremony
   
21st ~ 27th The 31st National Program of the Japan Karate Association of India - Mumbai.  Schedule of events
21st ~ 23rd January
31st JKA India National Karate Training Camp
24th January
Technical Qualification Seminar & Dan Examinations

25th ~ 27th January
31st JKA India National Karate Championships
FEBRUARY
3rd Instructor training at JKA India honbu at Dadar
TBA 3 day training Camp -Rourkela
   
MARCH 
3rd   Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
15th , 16th 2 Day Training Camp - Satara 
APRIL
2nd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
18th ~ 20th All India Summer Training Camp in Mumbai conducted by Anand Ratna Sensei
Dan testing up to San Dan and Technical Licence Examinations for Judge, Instructor & Examiner
26th ~ 27th South Zone Training Camp in Hyderabad.
Dan Test and Technical Licence exams
TBA 2 day training Camp  - Raipur
TBA 7 day training Camp - Rourkela
MAY
5th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Summer Vacation Karate Training Camps for School Dojos for  Junior, Middle & High School Children as part of the Dojo training program
JUNE

2nd

Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Dan Examination  - North Region
JULY
7th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
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AUGUST
4th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
15th ~ 17th All India Training Camp with JKA Hq Instructor in Surat
5th JKAI Kyu Level Championships at Surat
 
SEPTEMBER
1st Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Training Camp  - Raipur
TBA Inter School  Tournament - Rourkela
TBA Training Camp in Jharkhand 
TBA Eastern Region Training Camp, Tournament & Dan & Techncial Examination  - Eastern Region - Khudiram Anushilon Kendra, Kolkata
OCTOBER
6th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
24th ~ 26th 3 days training  Camp in Mumbai  after the Fall Camp at the Honbu
Dan & Technical Examination on last day of Camp
NOVEMBER
3rd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
DECEMBER
1st Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Keiko Osame Last day of training for the year at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar closed for winter holidays


2013
JKAI Events Schedule 2013 30th JKAI National Program 3rd National Monsoon Camp 4th National Kyu Level Championships
South India Training Camp East India Training Camp and East India Shoto Cup  

13th Eastern India Regional Training Camp and Championships
  JKAI West Bengal has arranged for the Eastern India Regional Training Camp with Dan Grading upto San Dan and Technical Qualification Licence examinations for Instructor, Judge and Examiner to be conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna, Chief Instructor for India. The camp will be followed by the 13th East India Shoto Cup Championships at the Khudiram Anushilon Kendra on the 14th and 15th September 2013. For details members may please contact Mr. B.S.Ganguly on 09831196936.

4th JKA India Kyu Level National Tournament
Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 9th , 10th & 11th August 2013

The 4th edition of the Kyu Level National Championships for members of JKA India was held along with the Monsoon camp at the Shyam Mandir in Raipur on 9th, 10th & 11th August 2013. The event drew a lot of youngsters fresh to the arena and the atmosphere was very charged with a huge number of the host state participating in the event for the first time. The host state emerged as the state with the most winners.
The results of the event can be seen  here


Monsoon Camp in Raipur -9th, 10th & 11th August 2013

Seizo Izumiya Shihan 7th Dan JKA Headquarters instructor conducted the monsoon camp this year at the Shyam Mandir hall in Raipur. Izumiya Sensei truly lived up to his motto which is : "Devote yourself to karate, discover who you are" . The interest generated by his lessons during the 3 days of training exceeded everyone's expectations. Teaching without any complicated explainations, Shihan showed the senior group how to execute movements generating speed and kime. Explaining the basics, Izumiya Shihan's demonstrations used methods that were simple to understand and easy to execute physically, confirming to the participants the reason as to why he is so much in demand all over the world. Like every camp small children also participated in this camp and there were a good number of them. Izumiya Sensei took special care to ensure that the little ones were also taken care of by teaching them every day. While explaining Kumite, he showed the participants the manner by which the body could be made to move faster and to a greater distance by using the right musculature. Using partner drills, he made the participants understand the methodology so that the participants could execute the wazas in the right manner. Known for his varied explainations of the bunkai in Kata, Izumiya shihan made all the participants train in the bunkai for Heian Nidan, giving them various explainations for the movements. Izumiya Shihan was assisted by Ratna Sensei who conducted separate training for the juniors on all the days. The monsoon camp was a complete success and the instructors have decided to have the next monsoon camp in the city of Surat in the state of Gujarat.


Training Camp in Hyderabad
Sensei R. Sudershan has arranged a 2 day training in Hyderabad on the 27th & 28th of April 2013. The Camp will be conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna. Dan Gradings will be conducted upto San Dan Level as also Technical Licence Qualification exams for JKA Instructor, Judge and Examiner. JKA members interested in participating may kindly contact Sensei Sudershan directly for details of venue and training timings.



30th JKA India National Program
22nd to 28th January 2013 - Goa.
The 30th JKAI National Program comprising of the National Training Camp and the National Tournament were held in Goa from 22nd to 28th January 2013. The Venue for both the events was the Indoor Stadium at the S.A.G. Sports Complex, Campal
30th JKA India National Training Camp 22~25 January 2013
The Guest Instructor for the Training Camp was Masahiko Tanaka Shihan , the Vice Chief Instructor of JKA and he was assisted by Sensei Anand Ratna the Chief Instructor for India. The camp was held from 22nd to 25th January. A Technical Seminar was held on the 25th.                                                                                                                                  
30th JKA India National Chmapionships 26~28th January 2013
The 30th National Championships consisting of the Kyu Level Division, the Juniors Division and the Senior Division, were held from 26th to 28th January 2013. The Championships saw a record number of entries this year exceeding 1700 in total. This year saw the honours being equally divided among all the states. Although Meghalaya retained it's hold on many of the junior events, Assam also showed some good performances in the juniors and Ladies categories. The senior events saw some good performances being shown by many states. The Grand Champion of the event was Neeraj Dhawan from UP who won both kata & kumite in the men's category. The Men's Team Kata Event was won by Meghalaya and the Men's Team Kumite Event by Maharashtra. The Ladies Individual Kata was won by Karuna Horo of Karnataka & the Ladies Individual Kumite event was won by Bijoya Devri Hazarika of Assam.
The growing number of entries each year especially in the kyu level division at the nationals brought about a major decision to hold the Kyu level Event separate from the Regular Nationals. The Kyu Level Event would be held with the monsoon camp begining from the Monsoon camp in August this year.                                                                                              Results 


Schedule of events for 2013*
*Events are subject to change. Please consult the local state representative for exact dates.
JANUARY
TBA Training Camp in Rourkela
4th First training of the year at JKA India honbu - Keiko Hajime
7th Instructor training at JKA India honbu
13th Kagami Biraki ceremony
22nd ~ 28th The 30th National Program of the Japan Karate Association of India - Goa.  Schedule of events
22nd ~ 24th January
30th JKA India National Karate Training Camp
25th January
Technical Qualification Seminar & Dan Examinations

Guest of honour- :Masahiko Tanaka Shihan Vice Chief Instructor JKA
26 th ~ 28th January
30th JKA India National Karate Championships & Dan Examinations
FEBRUARY
4th Instructor training at JKA India honbu
TBA 3 day training Camp -Rourkela
10th Dan & Technical Examinations - Mumbai
MARCH 
3rd  1 Day Training Camp - Pune 
4th  Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
10th 1 day training Camp - Karad
16th , 17th 2 Day Training Camp - Satara 
TBA Training seminar in Surat.  
APRIL
1st Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA 4 day Training Camp  -  Nagpur
TBA 2 day training Camp  - Raipur
TBA 7 day training Camp - Rourkela
27th ~ 28th JKAI 2 day Summer Training Camp    - Hyderabad 
Dan Examination  on last day of Camp
MAY
6th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Summer Vacation Karate Training Camps for School Dojos for  Junior, Middle & High School Children as part of the Dojo training program
JUNE
3rd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Dan Examination  - North Region
JULY
1st Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
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AUGUST
5th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA All India Training Camp with JKA Hq Instructor in Raipur
 
SEPTEMBER
2nd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Training Camp  - Raipur
TBA Inter School  Tournament - Rourkela
TBA Training Camp in Jharkhand 
TBA Eastern Region Training Camp, Tournament & Dan & Techncial Examination  - Eastern Region - Khudiram Anushilon Kendra, Kolkata
OCTOBER
7th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA 3 days training  Camp in Mumbai  after the Fall Camp at the Honbu
Dan & Technical Examination on last day of Camp
NOVEMBER
4th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Invitational Tournament JKAI West Bengal
DECEMBER
2nd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Inter School Tournament - Raipur
TBA Barasat Invitational Tournament  - Barasat
TBA 7 days training  Camp in Rourkela
27th Keiko Osame Last day of training for the year at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
27th ~ 31st JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar closed for winter holidays

2012
JKAI Events Schedule 2012 29th JKAI National Program Summer Training Camp Monsoon Camp
November Camp
 

WINTER TRAINING CAMP - MUMBAI

The Annual Winter Training Camp conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna Chief Instructor for India will be held in Mumbai. Details of the camp are given below
IDates : 10th,11th & 12th of November 2012.
Venue: Dr. S Radhakrishna Vidyalaya, Sunder Nagar, Next to Dalmiya College, Off S.V. Road Malad (West) Mumbai
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The Instruction at the camp will be based on what was taught at the International Autumn Camp at the JKA Headquarters.
Examinations will be conducted on the 12th of November 2013 for the following:
JKA Dan Grading upto the level of Sandan
Technical Licence examinations for Instructor D class and Judge D class

Application Form
   Schedule    Directions on Google Maps


12th Eastern India Regional Training Camp and Championships
1st & 2nd September 2012 - Kolkata
JKAI West Bengal arranged for the Eastern India Regional Training Camp conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna, Chief Instructor for India and The 12th East India Shoto Cup Championships at the Khudiram Anushilon Kendra on the 1st and 2nd September.

Monsoon Camp in Mumbai -18th, 19th & 20th August 2012

JKA Headquarters instructor Hanzaki Shihan 7th Dan conducted the Monsoon Training Camp at the Andheri Sports Complex Games Hall. The training concentrated on Kihon making the participants repeat the techniques over and over again, till they understood the principle of the techniques. Training was also done in the various Heian Katas,  Kata Bassai Dai and Kata Nijushihopaying great attention to the little details going through each movement of each kata in great detail and using partner drills to explain the various applications. . Training was also done in basic ido kihon followed by kihon kumite to understand the principles of distance and timing. There were a few little children in the group and they got special attention from Sensei, as he patiently corrected them and this gesture was greatly appreciated. Hanzaki Sensei emphasized that basic kihon is the mainstay of karate and greatly impressed the participants of the camp by his simple explanations and desire to improve the quality of karate of those whom he was teaching. by giving small hints to improve performance.
Link to the news about the camp on the JKA Hq site


Summer Joint Training Camp in Mumbai - April 2012

Sensei Anand Ratna, Chief Instructor for India conducted the Annual Summer Camp on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2012. During the Camp Sensei Ratna imparted the latest techniques and methodology learnt by him in the earlier week during the 2012 Spring International Joint Training Camp at the JKA Headquarters. Grading upto the level of Nidan was also conducted.


29th JKA India National Program
22nd to 28th January 2012 Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata
TRAINING CAMP -22~25 JAN 2012
The 29th JKAI National Training Camp was held in Kolkata from 22nd to 28th January 2012. The Venue for the events was the huge Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata. The training camp was from 22nd Jan to 24th Jan 2012 and was attended by 224 participants from 16 states. The Guest Instructor was  Shihan Y. Osaka 8th Dan Vice Chief Instructor of JKA and he was assisted by Sensei Anand Ratna 6th Dan JKA India Head Instructor. A technical Seminar & Gradings were held on the 25th. Report       Pics
TOURNAMENT 26~28 JANUARY 2012
Neeraj Dhawan Retains both Titles in Men's Events.
The Tournament was held from 26th Jan to 28th Jan 2012 at the the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata which saw nearly a thousand entries for the 3 day event. The Tournament was inaugurated by Osaka Shihan in the traditonal manner and the entire assembly observed a moment of silence in respect of the late Chief Instructor of Meghalaya Sensei Stephan Leong who passed away in October last year. This year's tournament saw the emergence of many new youngsters from the traditionally strong state of Meghalaya as well as as new entrants Assam, Jharkhand and Gujarat.
The Senior Division saw great competition among both the Men's and Women's categories. The youngsters from Meghalaya stole the show in the Women's divsion winning every gold except the women's Individual Kata title which was retained by Priyanka Kolipaka of Gujarat. The Men's Kata and Kumite Event too saw good performances from the competitors with Neeraj Dhawan retaining his titles by defeating Damang Syngkon in both events. ALL RESULTS

Schedule of events for 2012*
*Events are subject to change. Please consult the local state representative for exact dates.
JANUARY
TBA Training Camp in Rourkela
9th Instructor training at JKA India honbu
22nd ~ 25th The 29th National Program of the Japan Karate Association of India to be held in Kolkata. 
Schedule of events
22nd ~ 24th January Training Camp,
25th January Technical Qualification Seminar & Dan Examinations

Guest Instructor and Examiner - :JKA Hq Instructor assisted by Anand Ratna JKA India
26th ~ 28th 29th JKA India National Karate Championships & Dan Examinations
FEBRUARY
6th Instructor training at JKA India honbu
TBA 3 day training Camp -Rourkela
12th Dan Examinations - Mumbai
MARCH 
5th  1 Day Training Camp - Pune 
6th  Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
11th 1 day training Camp - Karad
18th , 19th 2 Day Training Camp - Satara 
TBA Training seminar in Surat.  
APRIL
5th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA 4 day Training Camp  -  Nagpur
TBA 2 day training Camp  - Raipur
TBA 7 day training Camp - Rourkela
20 ~ 22nd JKAI 3 day Summer Training Camp    - Mumbai  after Spring Camp at the Honbu.
22nd Dan Examination  - Mumbai on last day of Camp
MAY
7th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Summer Vacation Karate Training Camps for School Dojos for  Junior, Middle & High School Children as part of the Dojo training program
JUNE
4th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Dan Examination  - North Region
JULY
2nd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
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AUGUST
6th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
18~20th All India Training Camp with JKA Hq Instructor - Yasuuo Habzaki Shihan 7th Dan in Mumbai.
 
SEPTEMBER
3rd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Training Camp  - Raipur
TBA Inter School  Tournament - Rourkela
TBA Training Camp in Jharkhand 
1st & 2nd Eastern Region Training Camp, Tournament & Dan Examination  - Eastern Region - Khudiram Anushilon Kendra, Kolkata
OCTOBER
2nd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
NOVEMBER
5th Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Invitational Tournament – Ashoknagar  JKAI West Bengal
10th~12th Mumbai - 3 days Winter Camp
12th Mumbai - Dan Grading upto San Dan
12th Mumbai - Techncial Licence Examination for Judge & Instructor
DECEMBER
3rd Instructor Training at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
TBA Inter School Tournament - Raipur
TBA Barasat Invitational Tournament  - Barasat
TBA 7 days training  Camp in Rourkela
24th Keiko Osame Last day of training for the year at JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar
25th ~ 4thJan JKA India Honbu Dojo at Dadar closed for winter holidays
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2011
JKAI Events Schedule 2011 28th JKAI National Program 28th JKAI National Tournament

Kobayashi Sensei's Camp

The Funakoshi Gichin Cup
12th World Championships
Training Camp in October Training Camp in Assam East India Cup

TRAINING CAMP IN ASSAM
JKAI Assam has arranged a three day training Camp on 4th, 5th & 6th November with Dan Grading upto Nidan.
Participation details are available with Mr. Bijoy Bora of JKAI Assam Branch.

11th East India Cup- KOLKATA October 14th & 15th 2010
The 11th East India Shoto Cup conducted by the JKAI West Bengal will be held in Kolkata on the 14th & 15th of October 2011 at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata (next to the Netaji Indoor Stadium). The tournament will be preceded by a training camp followed by JKA Dan Grading . For details please contact Mr. B.S.Ganguly on 09831196936.

OCTOBER TRAINING CAMP- MUMBAI

The Annual October Training Camp conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna in Mumbai will be held on the 23rd,24th & 25th of October 2011.Venue: Dr. S Radhakrishna Vidyalaya, Sunder Nagar, Next to Dalmiya College, Off S.V. Road Malad (West) Mumbai

The Instruction at the camp will be based on what was taught at the International Autumn Camp at the JKA Headquarters. JKA Dan Grading upto the level of Nidan will also be held. Form    Schedule    Directions on Google Maps


12th Funakoshi Gichin World Karate Championship,
Pattaya, Thailand 15th Aug. to 22nd Aug. 2011
The National Organization of the JKA in India consisitng of both the authorised groups participated in The Funakoshi Gichin Cup 12th World Karatedo Championship that were held in Pattaya, Thailand from the 15th to 21st August, 2011.
The Indian Contingent was represented in both Senior and Junior Events. JKA India Members entered the Last 8 in 4 categories with 2 finalists in the Under 10 yrs Boys kata event. It was also the first time that we entered the final round in an event in the senior division.
The finalists were:
1) Michelle Esteberio - Goa : Girls Under 9Years Kata Finals
2)Ayan Lall - Chattisgarh & Nealon Dcruz -Maharashtra : Boys under 10 Year Kata Finals
3)Siddhant Mundapat - Maharashtra : Boys under 13 years Kumite Quarter finals
4)Wandashishi Warjri, Anidahun Warjri & Ester Lyngdoh - Meghalaya : Women's Team Kata Finals
A lot of the credit for the performance must be attributed to JKA Headquarter's Instructor Kunio Kobayashi Sensei who conducted a 2 week training camp for the team that ended just a few days before the Championships. The result of the Juniors and the seniors will defintely serve as an inspiration to other members to train for the next World Championships scheduled to be held in Paris, France in 2014.
Congratulations to the above members and sincere thanks to all the coaches- P.K.Prasad, A. Rodrigues, H. Jariwala and V. Raju, along with Senior Participants N.Dhawan, Karuna H, Vaishali B, D.Syngkong.D.Lyngdoh & P Kolipaka who looked after the team members right from the start of the Training Camp.

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Kobayashi Sensei's Training Camp
26th July to 9th August 2011


Prior to departing to Thailand for The Funakoshi Gichin Cup 12th World Karate-do Championships JKA India held a 2 week coaching camp for Team members with HQ Instructor Kunio Kobayashi Sensei from 26/7 to 9/8. Two sessions were held every day. The first session was held early morning from 6AM to 7:30AM where Sensei concentrated only on basic Kihon and Kata and the second session in the evening was from 6:30PM to 8:30PM devoted only to kumite training. Sensei's attention to detail was amazing and having just the participants and coaches along with just 4 non team members when training ensured that the team members got an exposure to the kind of training that JKAI members have so far never experienced. Everyday at the end of the second session, Kobayashi sensei also delivered a small lecture to the participants of the camp. At the end of the camp, it was clear to all that the attitude of the team had changed as a result of both the hard training and his pep talk. Those seniors who took the opportunity to train included Chairman Sensei Anil Sinha who made it a point to take time off from his busy schedule to come all the way to Mumbai to train, Prakash Sorap from Maharashtra & B.S.Ganguly from West Bengal. Coaches Prakash Kumar from Karnataka, Agnelo Rodgrigues from Goa and Hitesh Jariwala from Gujarat trained with the kids to bond with them over the two weeks. Kobayashi Sensei made a deep impression not only on all the students but also on the parents and guardians who saw his dedication while teaching. The Training Camp defintely gave JKA India a much improved result.

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JKA INDIA Team for 12th Funakoshi Gichin World Karate Championship
Pattaya, Thailand

Age

Boys Name Girls Name
9 yrs OM PRAMOD SHETGAONKAR
WERNER W. FERNANDES
DHIRAJ R. PANDAV
MICHELLE P.S.ESTIBEIRO
10 yrs Boys SUFIYAN F. MUNSHI 
NEALON N. D'CRUZ
AYAN LALL
 
11 yrs Boys WABAN W. FERNANDES
SHIVANG VYAS
12 yrs Boys MEGHAL G. BHARGAV
PARTH A.GHARIWALA
AASHRAY A SHAH
Girls MILAGRINA RODRIGUES
PREET S. PATEL
13 yrs Boys IAN L. RODRIGUES
SIDDHANT S. MUNDAPAT
REX M. PEREIR
Girls SANSKRUTI DWIVEDI
HONEY M KANTHARIYA 
14 yrs Boys KRUNAL A. DHOLAKIYA
DARSHAN S. BHUTA
Girls ASHWINI BAPU BHOI
JOYCE JOHN
15 Boys T.SHIVA SAI
 
16-18 Boys FABIAN R. DSILVA

Girls PRERNA MOTWANI
CHHAYA K. KOLIPAKA
MADHU BRAHMANKAR
AISHWARYA K. PATEL 
Seniors Men
Individual
Kumite
NEERAJ DHAWAN
D.SYNGKON
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Men
Individual
Kata
NEERAJ DHAWAN
D.SYNGKON
VIKASH SAHU
Men
Team Kumite
NEERAJ DHAWAN
D.SYNGKON
D. LYNGDOH
A.SURVE
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Men
Team
Kata
D.SYNGKON
D. LYNGDOH
SANDEEP CHANDA
Women
Individual
Kumite
KARUNA HORO
LINZA SYIEM
PRIYANKA KOLIPAKA
VAISHALI BHAINDARKAR
Women
Individual
Kata
KARUNA HORO
LINZA SYIEM
PRIYANKA KOLIPAKA
VAISHALI BHAINDARKAR
Women
Team
Kumite
KARUNA HORO
PRIYANKA KOLIPAKA
VAISHALI BHAINDARKAR
Women
Team
Kata
WANDASHISHI WARJRI
ANIDAHUN M. WARJRI
ESTER M. LYNGDOH
Coaches

Juniors
PRAKASH KUMAR PRASAD
AGNELO RODRIGUES
HITESH JARIWALA
VINAYAK RAJ
NEERAJ DHAWAN
+1
DOMBOKLONG LYNGDOH
DAMANG SYNGKON
VIKASH SAHU
VAISHALI BHAIDARKAR
KARUNA HORO
PRIYANKA KOLIPAKA
Seniors PRAKASH KUMAR PRASAD
A.RODRIGUES
H.JARIWALA
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Judge ANAND RATNA

Summer training Camp in Mumbai

Sensei Anand Ratna, Head Instructor for India conducted the Annual Summer Camp at Dr. S. Radhakrishna Sarvepalli Vidyalaya, Sunder Nagar, Malad (W), Mumbai 400062.on the 22nd 23rd and 24th April 2011. The Camp was open to all JKA India Members. Many outstation participants from Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Meghalaya & Chattisgarh participated in the camp this year. With the Selections for the World Cup being held while the Camp was in progress, the emphasis of the training was on Kumite & Kata. Gradings were held up to the rank of JKA Nidan.


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28th JKAI National Program
Training Camp 21st to 28th Jan 2011

Shuseki Shihan
Masaaki Ueki
9th Dan,
Chief Instructor JKA

Sensei
Keisuke Nemoto
JKA HQ Instructor
2010 All Japan Kumite Champion

The Japan Karate Association of India celebrated its 35th anniversary during its 28th Annual National Program in the International holiday resort city of Goa. The program held from 21st to 28th Jan. 2011 consisted of a 5 day training Camp conducted by the Chief Instructor of the JKA, Masaaki Ueki Shuseki Shihan and he was assisted by JKA Hq. Instructor,  Keisuke Nemoto who is the current All Japan Kumite Champion and the Head Instructor of India Anand Ratna.
January 21st, the first session of the gasshuku was conducted by Nemoto Sensei assisted by Anand Ratna Sensei. The training was about basic waza with the emphasis on form, kime and waist rotation. The participants were asked to execute the waist rotation from hanmi position to shoumen and gyaku-hanmi position and this training followed by group drills to enable each person execute the same technique.
The afternoon session began with the opening Ceremony of the 28th National Program being held in a traditional Indian manner. Chairman Anil Sinha gave the welcome speech and a traditional presentation of floral tributes & the Indian Shawl was followed by a speech given by Shuseki Shihan Ueki. The opening ceremony concluded with the Indian tradition of lighting of the lamp by Shuseki Shihan Ueki, Nemoto Sensei, JKA India Chairman Anil  Sinha  and lastly Anand Ratna Sensei.
After the opening ceremony, a training session was conducted by Shuseki Shihan Ueki for both seniors and juniors. His simplicity of explanation of basic techniques and sheer skill while demonstrating the techniques enthralled an awed audience of participants. Ueki Sensei had everyone perform all the basic punches, strikes, blocks and kicks in the natural stance, before making them do the same techniques while moving After this was training in the various stances where he explained and emphasized the correct alignment of the joints and limbs, along with the correct posture, of the upper body. Explaining the three points of speed, power and technique, while explaining the principles of the various stances, Ueki sensei demonstrated each with such perfection that there was spontaneous applause every time. After the training in the basic techniques was completed, Ueki Sensei made the group train in Kata. All the 5 Heian katas were performed after which the group did Tekki shodan, during which he was  giving pointers to the Kodansha about the various factors that improves the performance of the kata.. One of the most striking points Sensei explained was about how the Kata movements should always flow without unnecessary pauses between moves which tend to break the flow and beauty of the Kata. The training session ended with the whole group doing Kata Jion.
The same evening a Welcome Party was hosted by the JKA India and the holiday spirit was evident as everyone relaxed after a day of hard training.  Sensei Anand Ratna presented the Honbu Instructors and Chairman Sinha with a small memento commemorating the completion of 35 years of the JKA in India.
January 22nd - The second day’s session the participants were broken into two groups of Juniors and Seniors. Nemoto Sensei conducted training for the children’s group while Ueki Sensei taught the seniors. Those going for Dan grading were taught how to assess the correct distance required while defending and attacking. Ueki Sensei taught the principle of sabaki. Starting with simple movement of  sliding back in straight line and then moving into striking distance, he continued teaching about how to move  away or move inside within the body line in order to achieve the desired result. Despite his age, the speed and technique of Ueki sensei inspired all the participants to do their best to try and achieve what was desired of them. The training was followed by partner drills and finally all the participants did Randori. The afternoon session partner drills for stretching were initiated by Ueki Sensei.and was devoted to kata and Ueki Sensei taught the various Tokui kata that the participants who were to appear for their Dan Grading. He once again went thru the Katas- Bassai Dai, Jion, He then taught Niju shi ho.
January 23rd - On the third day of the gasshuku, the morning session was dedicated to training of Keris. The front kick, the side kick and the round house kick were covered in minute detail, from their basic preparation to the execution. Ueki Sensei is known for his perfect kicks and the JKA India members received an amazing lesson from him on this. After the Partner drills for the practice of the keri were done Ueki sensei taught Goju shi ho sho to the senior students. The afternoon session was devoted to the Technical Qualification lessons for those giving the Judges examination after which Kata Bassai Sho was taught.
January 24th – The fourth day was taught completely by Nemoto Sensei and Anand Sensei. While Nemoto Sensei taught the Senior Group, Anand Sensei taught the Junior Group. Nemoto sensei started with footwork drills which were broken down so as to train the legs to prepare for the various sliding movements of Yori-ashi, Tsugi-ashi and Oiashi. His demonstration was an eye opener for many of the trainees who were participating in the National Tournament after the training Camp. Numerous repetitions of the movements and how to apply the footwork were followed by partner drills in yakusoku kumite. The training ended with the group doing jiyu-kumite by rotating partners. Kumite training continued in the afternoon session and was followed by Kata. The afternoon session concluded with the explanation of the instructor’s qualification after which the written test for the examination was conducted.
January 25th The fifth and final day day of the camp covered the syllabus for the various Dan tests and was followed by the training of kata Souchin after which all the katas taught were reviewed and performed by the group.
Examination  for Technical Qualification and Dan Grades were held in the afternoon session
Dan Grade-: GoDan – Prakash Sorap (Mah), Gautam Mukherjee (West Bengal), Satyabhan Sahu (Orissa),), R. Sudershan(A.P), C. Shetty, Vikas Sahu (Chhatisgarh), Bhagyashri Khot, Sudhir Vanjari , Anil Surve, Suresh Mali, D.Trivedi, (Mah) Yon Dan: S.Mundapat, R. Tumbade, A.Yadav  ( Mah.) A.Rodrigues , V.Bhaindarkar (Goa). San Dan  M.Naidu, S.Tiwari (Mah)  H.Jariwala (Gujarat),
Technical Qualifications for Examiners were passed by P.Sorap, C. Shetty (Karnataka), A. Surve , S.Mundapat, S.Mali, D.Trivedi (Mah), B.S.Ganguly (West Bengal), A.Rodrigues (Goa) with many of the  JKA India Instructors upgrading their qualification licenses for Instruction and Judging to the next level.

This was Ueki Sensei’s first visit to India and in the relaxed ambience of this idyllic resort  had  a total of 259 members registered for the 5 day training camp. Though the original schedule had 4 seminars of 1 hour each scheduled per day, the eagerness of the members to learn from the JKA Chief Instructor could be seen as the scheduled training was extended each time. The enthusiasm of the JKAI members could be seen in the fact that many of the locals attended school or office for half a day but ensured that they participated in either the pre lunch or post lunch seminars conducted during the day.

The Training Camp had a huge international Flavor with participants registered from the U.S, Sweden,  Swtzerland, New Zealand, Nepal & Srilanka and the event was covered by the local media with live coverage being telecast of the Chief Instructor’s training.

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JKA INDIA'S 28th National Tournament
WINNERS
2011
Men's Division - Shetty (Kumite) - Dhawan (Kata)
Women's Division- Almeida (Kumite) - Kolipaka (Kata)

The training Camp was followed by the 28th JKAI National Karate Championships which had a record  513 members from 21 states  participating in the 3-day long event which commenced on the 26th  & concluded on 28th January 2011.  

The uniqueness of the JKA India Tournament is that it is the only Tournament in India that still follows the Budo aspect of Karate and the only  one  in India  that is conducted as per the original rules of Karate Tournaments set up by the JKA in 1956 of the Shobu Ippon matches with the rule of sun dome and kime being adhered to, these aspects were the ones that actually made karate popular in the modern era.  In India, the JKA India propagates the aspect of Budo Karate through it’s National Championships and the increase in the number of entries each year speaks volumes for it’s growing popularity.

The 28th edition of the National Championships saw the introduction of Events at a Kyu Level Category in the Tournament. This attempt to see the response of the pre-black belt level students being encouraged to participate at the National Level was received with great enthusiasm by the members.

The Junior Nationals this time around was without the entry of traditional Winners of the State of Meghalaya being absent due to the sudden illness of Sensei Stephan Leong. The Junior events saw the emergence of Gujurat State bringing out some potential future Senior Champions.

The Senior Event had Chandrashekhar Shetty former National Champion participating after a gap of nearly 14 years and he won the Individual Kumite Title defeating last year’s winner N. Dhawan of Delhi after overcoming a spirited challenge in the Semi Final from Dojo mate and last year’s runner –up  S.Tiwari. Neeraj. Dhanwan reached the final defeating Gaurav Kumar from Bihar in the Semi Final. The Final which is a San bon Shobu or the best of three Ippons match  saw Shetty win 1½ :  ½ against Neeraj Dhawan.  

The Team Kumite event saw a lot of older senior members take part along with their much younger team mates. The event was won by Maharashtra in a tense final with Bihar which went to the wire. The third place was won Jharkhand who defeated Goa.   

The Individual Kata title was retained by Neeraj Dhawan with kata Nijushiho. The second place went to Vikash Sahu from Chhatisgarh with kata Souchin and the third place was won by Maharashtra’s Akshay Vernekar with kata Jutte.  The Team Kata Titile was won by Maharashtra with Jharkhand and Goa in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

The women’s division of the tournament saw the rise of a new star in the form of  Priyanka Kolipaka from Gujarat, who despite having senior grades in the same category, outshone the competition in Kata winning it in great style with a very good performance of Kata Jion. Bhagyashri Khot from Maharashtra and Vaishali Almeida from Goa took second and third places respectively.   However her lack of experience in Kumite saw her lose the semifinal match against her opponent. The Kumite event was won by former National Champion Vaishali Almeida from Goa who defeated Bhagyashri Khot in the final.

The Tournament was also a short listing of potential members who would be participating in the JKA Funakoshi Gichin 12th World Cup to be held in Thailand in August this year. A final Selection for the JKA India National Team has been scheduled for the 23rd of April in Mumbai.  The Head Instructor for the original JKA Body in India, Sensei Anand Ratna also announced that he has also arranged for a former All Japan Champion to train the selected members for a 3 week training camp before the team finally leaves for the World Championships.   Detailed results

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Schedule of events for 2011
JANUARY
11th ~13th Training Camp in Rourkela
21st ~ 25th The 28th National Program of the Japan Karate Association India Branch -  Goa.  The Guest Instructors- Shuseki Shihan M. Ueki and JKA Hq Instructor K.Nemoto.   Training Camp, Technical Qualification Seminar & Dan Examinations
26th ~ 28th 28th JKA India National Karate Championships
FEBRUARY
2nd, 3rd, 4th 3 day training Camp -Rourkela
12th Dan Examinations - Mumbai
MARCH 
2nd 1 day training Camp - Goa
7th 1 day training Camp  - Raipur
13th  1 Day Training Camp - Pune 
18th , 19th 2 Day Training Camp - Satara 
20th 1 day training Camp - Karad 
26th , 27th 2 day training seminar in Surat.  
APRIL
13th ~17th 4 day Training Camp  -  Nagpur
16th & 17th 2 day training Camp  - Raipur
17th ~24th 7 day training Camp - Rourkela
22nd , 23rd , 24th  JKAI l 3 day Summer Training Camp    - Mumbai 
23rd Selections for Funakoshi Gichin 12th World Karate Championships – Mumbai
24th Dan Examination  - Mumbai
MAY
1st to 10th  Summer Vacation Karate Training Camps for School Dojos for  Junior, Middle & High School Children as part of the Dojo training program
JUNE
TBA JKAI Meghalaya Training Camp
TBA JKAI Assam Training Camp
JULY
26th ~31st Training Camp with Kobayashi Sensei for Team for Funakoshi Gichin 12th World Karate Championships
TBA JKAI Maharashtra State Tournament
TBA JKAI – Chattisgarh State Tournament
AUGUST
1st ~ 9th Training Camp with Kobayashi Sensei for Team for Funakoshi Gichin 12th World Karate Championships
15th ~ 21st National Team to participate in Funakoshi Gichin 12th World Karate Championships
22nd ~ 28th 7 day training Camp - Raipur
SEPTEMBER
10th & 11th 2 day training Camp  - Raipur
25th Inter School  Tournament - Rourkela
TBA Training Camp in Jharkhand 
TBA Eastern Region Training Camp & Tournament - Kolkata
OCTOBER
TBA 3 days training  Camp in Mumbai  after the Fall Camp at the Honbu
TBA Dan Grading
NOVEMBER
TBA Invitational Tournament – Ashoknagar  JKAI West Bengal
DECEMBER
3rd & 4th Inter School Tournament - Raipur
TBA Barasat Invitational Tournament  - Barasat
19th ~25th 7 days training  Camp in Rourkela
TBA 3 days Winter Camp
TBA Dan Grading
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2010
27TH JKAI NATIONAL PROGRAM SUMMER TRAINING CAMP MUMBAI 2010 27th JKAI NATIONAL PROGRAM WINTER TRAINING CAMP - MUMBAI 2010

WINTER TRAINING CAMP - MUMBAI 17th to 19th December 2010

The 2010 Annual Winter Training Camp will be conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna in Mumbai from the 17th to the 19th of December 2010. The Instruction at the camp will be based on what was taught at the International Autumn Camp at the JKA Headquarters that Anand Sensei had attended. JKA Dan Grading upto the level of Nidan will also be held.Special training will be given for those who will be grading for San Dan, Yon Dan & Go Dan at the National Camp in 2011 under Shuseki Shihan Masaaki Ueki. Judges Training will also be given during the camp       Form    Schedule   



10th East India Cup- KOLKATA September 11th & 12th 2010
The 10th East India Shoto Cup conducted by the JKAI West Bengal will be held in Kolkata on the 11th & 12th of September 2010. The tournament will be preceded by a training camp conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna. JKA Dan Grading is also to be held. For details please contact Mr. B.S.Ganguly on 09831196936.

SUMMER TRAINING CAMP - MUMBAI April 20th to April 22nd 2010

The Annual Summer Training Camp was conducted by Sensei Anand Ratna in Mumbai from the 20th of April to the 22nd of April 2010. A total of 105 members mainly brown belts and black belts from Maharashtra and the neighbouring states attended the camp. The Instruction at the camp was based on what was taught at the recently concluded International Spring Camp at the JKA Headquarters that Anand Sensei had attended. JKA Dan Grading was also held. Pictures

Report on 27th JKA India National Program
The 27th JKAI National Program for 2010 was held in Goa in January from 28th January to February 2nd 2010. The Guest Instructor for the training camp was Takenori Imura Shihan 7th Dan Director JKA HQ Instructor. The junior grades were instructed by Anand Ratna Sensei 6th Dan JKA Instructor - India. The training camp was attended by nearly 250 participants from 21 states. A detailed report is available for viewing on the JKA site  Report on the JKA HEADQUARTERS website Pictures
The 27th JKA India National Tournament was held from the 31st Jan to 2nd Feb 2010. The event had 432 participants. The Men's Individual kata and Kumite titles were retained by Neeraj Dhawan of Delhi while Linza Fenny Syiem from Meghalaya won both the Ladies Kata and Kumite events. Meghalaya made nearly a clean sweep clearly dominating the childrens' events. Results page
2009
26th All India Training Camp & Tournament Kinichi Saitio RIP JKAHQ Warnings Western Region Camp & Dan Grading
26th JKA All India Tournament
Eastern India Championships JKAI Jharkhand Camp & Dan Grading JKA Dan Grading - Dec 2009 JKAI rejoins AIKF.

Japan Karate Association of India rejoins National Federation recognized by World Karate Federation, Govt. Of India & Indian Olympic Association
In accordance with the direction of the Japan Karate Association HQ to support the National Federation recognized by the WKF and as per the resolution passed by the General Body of the Japan Karate Association of India to join the Federation which has the recognition of the Govt. of India, the World Karate Federation, and the Indian Olympic Association, the Chairman of the JKAI, Mr. Anil Sinha applied for and received the letter of  the membership from Mr. Thiagarajan. the President of the All India Karate-do Federation which has all the above recognitions. The membership means that JKAI members may once again participate in AIKF events at District, State and National events. State members may accordingly apply for the membership of their respective state all style bodies. Queries on any issues relating to the AIKF may be sent to the Chairman Mr. Anil Sinha who will be the representative and spokesman for the JKAI in the AIKF .

JKA Dan Grading at Mumbai - Dec 2009

Sensei Anand Ratna will be conducting JKA Shodan Grading in Mumbai at the Dadar Dojo on the 14th of December 2009. Members of JKA India who have passed their JKA 1st Kyu are eligible for appearing for the grading. A copy of the 1st Kyu certificate must be presented along with the Dan Application Form.
The address of the venue is given below:
The Sho Dan Grading will be held at the JKA dojo at Dadar in Mumbai.
Dr Antonio Da Silva Technical High School,
Veer Savarkar Marg, Dadar, Mumbai 400028.
(Next to Dadar Catering College, Near Prabhadevi Telephone Exchange.)
Schedule : Special Dan Training 6:00PM to 7:30PM
                 Examination Timing : 8:00 PM
Please contact Sensei Ratna for more details or send an Email to webmaster@jkaindia.org

Training Camp in Kolkatta
Mr. B. S Ganguly arranged a 2 day training Camp and tournament in Kolatta's Kudiram Indoor Stadium on the 20th & 21st October 2009. The training camp was also attended by trainees from Bihar. The Open title for both Kata and Kumite was won by Mr. Amrendra Kishore of Bihar. The Womens Title for both Kata and Kumite was won by Shankabela Mukherjee of West Bengal Pics
Jharkhand State Camp
Mr. Pankaj Kumar Singh has arranged a 3 day training Camp to be held in Jharkhand in November.Sensei Anand Ratna will be Chief Instructor. JKA Dan grading will be held. JKAI Members interested in participation may contact him on 09431341590 for details.
JKA India Eastern Zone Championships
Mr. B.S. Ganguly from JKAI West Bengal is arranging the East Zone Training Camp & Regional Tournament on 20th and 21st September. Sensei Anand Ratna will be the Chief Instructor and Chief Judge for the Event. JKAI Members interested in participation in the camp may contact him on 098 311 96936 for details.

Western Region Training Camp
JKA Maharashtra state is hosting the Western Regional Training Camp on the 27th & 28th April in Vasai Town, Thane District. The Camp will be conducted by the Technical Director of JKA India Sensei Anand Ratna upon returning from Japan where he is attending the International Spring Training Camp at the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo. Dan & Kyu Grading will be held during the Camp. The camp is open to all JKA India members. For details of venue, timings etc. contact Mr. Carneiro on +919820153822.

JKA HEADQUARTERS' WARNINGS
Individuals / Groups claiming to be authorised JKA Bodies are asking JKA India members to attend various Technical programs that they are conducting in the name of JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION. Members are requested to note that the JKA HEADQUARTERS has issued a warning about such individuals / organizations and about the seminars, technical licences etc. being conducted by them in the name of the JKA .
Please inform the JKA India office if you are called to such seminars to enable JKA Headquarters take the necessary action.

KINICHI SAITO - RIP
Kinichi Saito Sensei Head of the JKA Akita Ken Prefectural Branch of Kisakata passed away on 13th January 2009 after a year long illness. Saito Sensei was a great friend to all the Indian Teams who visited Japan over the past 30 years always ensuring that all their needs were met. Over the years he also visited India many times. His last visit to India was in 2007 for our 30 years celebration, when he was part of the Japanese delegation along with Sasaki Sensei and Masahiko Tanaka Sensei. A thorough gentleman and a great friend, JKA India will miss his exuberant presence and happy spirit. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

26th JKA All India Training Camp
The 26th JKA India National Program was held from the 28th of January to the 1st of February in Goa. The Guest Instructor for the Event was Takenori Imura Shihan 7th Dan JKA , former World Kata Champion and Standing Director at the JKA Headquarters.
Held at the international holiday resort of Goa from the 28th to the 30th of January, the 26th Annual JKA India National Training Camp conducted by Imura Sensei had about 200 participants from all over the country. The first day of the training consisted of Basic Kihon training followed by Kumite. The second day was devoted to training in the movements and application of Heian Katas followed by Katas Meikyo, Jutte & Tekki Nidan. The third day’s training was a revision of all that was taught the previous two days and was followed by Kata Tekki Sandan.
Speaking at a press conference held during the event, Imura Sensei spoke about the importance of Budo or Traditional Karate and the role of the JKA in this Martial Art. The camp got very wide press coverage with many Television Channels broadcasting the interviews of Imura Sensei throughout the day.
The training camp was followed by the 26th JKA All India Junior and Senior Tournament which was the preliminary selection for the World ShotoCup to be held in Tokyo later in the year.
Takenori Imura Shihan 7th Dan
JKA Director.
Guest Instructor for the 2009 National Program
Anand Ratna Sensei 6th Dan JKA Technical Director JKA India

26th JKA All India Tournament
Neeraj Dhawan becomes Grand Champion Kanchan Vishwakarma wins Ladies Titile
Meghalaya State dominate Junior Events

The Training Camp was followed by the 26th JKA India National Tournament on the 31st of Jan and the 1st of Feb which was attended by nearly 275 participants from 18 states of India. 
Neeraj Dhawan from Delhi became the 2nd Grand Champion in the history of JKA India after winning both Individual Kata and Kumite in the Men's Divsion of the 26th JKA All India Tournament . The coveted title was won after a gap of 20 years when Karl Naoroji won it for the first time. Neeraj who currently trains in Chicago, Ill. USA overcame Gaurav Kumar from Bihar in the Kumite Final and won the Kata Event with Kata Nijushiho.
Both the Women's Individual Events were won by Kanchan Vishwakarma representing Karnataka State. Kanchan who was runner-up last year easily overcame the opposition this year.S. Shirisha from Andhra Pradesh was runner-up in the women's kumite.
In the Junior Nationals, the Events were completely dominated as usual by Meghalaya State with it's Team sweeping most of the medals giving fine displays in Kata and Kumite in both the boys and girls categories.
The States of Bihar and Jharkhand give sterling displays at the Nationals and the Host state also provided some excellent participation in both the Men's and women's events.
Special thanks to Dr. Maneka Fernandes and her team from the Goa Medical College who also participated in the Women's events and were on medical duty in the arena throughout the tournament.
The Chief referee for the Championship was Sensei Anand Ratna who was assisted in the finals by Senseis Leong, Mukherjee, Sudershan, Rodrigues, Menezes, Sahu, Ganguly and other qualified judges.