About ATSK

About Association of Traditional Shotokan Karate Do

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Association of Traditional Shotokan Karate Do (ATSK)

Association of Traditional Shotokan Karate Do (ATSK) is a Shotokan style Association. We are a non political and non profitable association. ATSK is affiliated International Shotokan Shobukan Karate. This is a traditional Shotokan Karate organization, founded by Kancho Masaya Kohama. Kancho has studied under Master T. Tsuhima for 40 years. Master Tsushima was a member of the famous Japan Karate Association and was a student of Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate. Therefor Kancho is a first generation student to have studied under a master that received instructions from the founder of Shotokan Karate.

We are also affiliated Karate Association of India (KAI) – (http://karateindia.org). Karate Association of India (KAI) is a strong full affiliated member of World Karate Federation (WKF) under the leadership of WKF President Mr. Antonio Espinos.

Shotokan karate is a traditional martial art which develops important skills useful in everyday life, developing both mental and physical capabilities. Shotokan karate trains the mind and body to maximize physical effectiveness controlled by a clear, focused spirit. It is appropriate for all men, women and children regardless of athletic ability.

However, Shotokan karate is not about fighting. The highest objective of Shotokan karate is to avoid physical confrontation. Students are taught to practice humility but with the confidence that comes from knowing they have the tools to defend themselves if necessary

ATSK students learn the ancient philosophy of peace that is Shotokan Karate. They also learn techniques that give them the confidence (and demeanor) to calmly deal with bullying situations. Strong posture, direct eye contact, head held high, calm (stoic) expression, well-balanced body language, and especially a clear, confident and calm voice all provide subliminal clues to the would be bully. If pursued, ATSK students are trained to maintain a barrier (their space) while avoiding and blocking aggression through shifting, footwork and other techniques. The objective is to ensure ATSK students develop and appreciate the skills to protect themselves (and others) so that they have the confidence to defuse most situations with words, body language, demeanor and the tone of their voice.

ATSK currently has over 20+ Karate Training centers with a main dojo i.e. headquarter in Mumbai. ATSK is looking to expand its footprint across new branch dojos, all over India, setting new standards in our tradional art.

The Core Committee members

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Sensei Machhendranath

Raj Nishad (5th Dan) – President

+91 90767 58509

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Sensei Amey Kurdukar

(5th Dan) – Technical Director

+91 98332 28399

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Sensei Kiran Pradhan

(4th Dan) – General Secretary

+91 98208 75703

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Sensei Amit / Padmanabhan Kamesh

(3rd Dan)

Vice President

+91-98848 74374

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Sensei Jaykrishna Date

(3rd Dan)

Treasurer

+91 98195 84559

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Sensei Mahesh Gupta

(4th Dan) – Joint Secretary and Maharashtra Chief

State Representatives

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Biplob Kumar Saikia

Chief

Assam

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S. K. Mishra

Chief

Gujarat

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Varsha Mishra

Secretary

Gujarat

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Amit Chamoli

Chief

Uttarakhand

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Ajay Gurung

Secretary

Uttarakhand

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Animesh Biswas

Secretary

West Bengal

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Debika Acharjee

Chief

Tripura

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Lipikar Das

Secretary

Tripura

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Suparna Ghosh

Chief

West Bengal