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16-member karate team to take part in World Cup camp

A 16-member Karate team from India would be participating in the First WKF Youth World Cup and Training Camp to be held in Greece..

The four-day camp would begin on July 1, All India Karate-Do Federation, R Thiagarajan said in a statement on Saturday.

He would be Chef De-Mission of the team, while Vispy Kapadia of Mumbai would be chief coach. Bharat Sharma (New Delhi) and Salaunddin Mohammed Ansari (Mumbai) would accompany the team as Manager and Deputy Manager, Thiagarajan said.

Following are the members of the team: Shrishti Prashant Godbole, Vinita, Monali Rana Ray, Nancy Dalal, Vishal Kothari, Sprash Mehta, Angad Veer Surendranath, Maitrey Kundala, Sanya Kapadia, Vahishta Kapadia, Rhea Palak Bakshi, Soni Dayal, Aditi Seth, Raju Govindasamy Anandha Kannan, Ponnusamy Srikandh and Muthukumar Kiruthika.

4th All India Independence Karate Do Championship

4th All India Independence Karate Do Championship to be held at New Delhi on 23 & 24 of August 2008.

22nd AIKF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2008

22nd AIKF NATIONAL Championship 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th. September 2008 at Kolkata. & More Information Visit The Official Website www.aikfindia.com.

(COMMONWEALTH GAMES) GREAT NEWS FOR INDIAN KARATE

2 GOLD & 5 BRONZE MEDALS WON BY INDIAN KARATEKAS FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN KARATE AT INTERNATIONAL EVENT AT 4TH COMMONWEALTH KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

OUR DYNAMIC HERO & AIKF PRESIDENT SENSEI KARATE R. THIAGARAJAN HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMONWEALTH KARATE FEDERATION

Kalmadi Felicitates Commonwealth Karate Medalists Held At Edinburgh

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President and MP Suresh Kalmadi today felicitated teenagers of the All India Karate-Do Federation (AIKF) for bringing laurels to the country by bagging two gold and five bronze medals in the fourth edition of the Commonwealth Karate championship, held at Edinburgh, in Scotland recently.

The 16-member Indian squad claimed two gold and five bronze medals in the championship held from May 31 to June one. Incidentally, all the medal winners are from Maharashtra in the under 10 years category.

Kalmadi, while lauding the efforts of the boys and girls, asked them to continue their good work in world championship event to be held in Greece in the first week of July. Though IOA has recognised the sport, it has bore fruits after three decades.

The AIKF has a lot to do for the promotion and proliferation of the sport and also advocated them to have total transperancy in their work to avoid in-fighting, he said.

AIKF president R Thiagrajan accompanied the team as chef de mission, Sensai Vispy Kapadia, AIKF vice-president and sensai Salauddin Ansari were the coaches.

The Medal winners are: Gold Medals: Boys Under-10 (Kata) (Individual): Aniruddha Sakpal.

Girls Under-10 (Kata) (Individual): Seeta Patel.

Bronze Medals: Boys Under 10 (Kumite) (Individual): Aniruddha Sakpal.

Team: Behram Kapadia, Annirudha Sakpal, Ayaan Ansari Team (Open Girls): Natalia Dalal, Monali Roy, Shisti Godbole Girls Under-10 (Kata) (Individual): Arzoo Jain.

WKF Youth Cup and training camp

For the World karate Federation, this 1st karate training camp and World Cup is a big event with which we want to double the effort of the federation to promote the sport at the lower ages.

Tn January next year the 14 & 15 years will become, for the first time ever, an official WKF age category worldwide. Therefore it is not by chance that a few months before the World Karate Federation sends a clear sign of support to the teenagers welcoming them to this karate training with worldwide known instructors in a beautiful site like Chalkida and where I look forward to welcome you personally.

KARATE in short INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE list again

Karate has been once again selected in the short list of the International Olympic Committee and along with four other sports it will be examined by the IOC Executive Board for inclusion in the Olympic Programme.

The IOC session that will take place in Copenhagen in October 2009 will review the Olympic Games Programme and will decide on the inclusion of new sports.

The IOC Sports Director, Mr. Christophe Dubi has sent a letter to the WKF President, Mr. Espinos, congratulating him for the tremendous work accomplished in completing the relevant questionnaire for IOC Recognised International Federations.

APPOINTMENTS

Sensei Bharat Sharma of India has been appointed as the South Asia representative for Seiko Kai International and sensei Victor Chan of Macau as Seiko Kai representative for East Asia. Sensei Vahid Allahyari of Iran is the Seiko Kai representative for the Middle East, this will from now on include all of West Asia.

SEIKO KAI VIDARBHA
 
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