History of Shihan
Shihan was born in 1966 at Tirupur, Tamil Nadu State, India. He begins his martial arts training in the mid nineteen seventies and received his first Black Belt in 1990 from Hayashi Ha Shitoryu. A few years later, Shihan left the organization due to the kind of leadership that was contrary to his liking. Not discouraged, He continued to practice Karate-do while seeking a good organization to affiliate with. After several attempts to find a worthy organization, He became frustrated with the financial commitment that was required and one-sided political agendas. Shihan then decided to start his own organization in the name of Shadow-ryu Karate Do. He also opened dojos so that his instructors could live professionally with Karate-do. In June 26, 2008 our organization is affiliated with the World Union of Karate Do Federations. Shihan have secured several Championships from National & International Tournaments. He have an outstanding coaching record, training numerous past and present Karate champions & referees. He participated in many Karate and Kobudo seminars from numerous Japan & Okinawa Karate Masters. He also instruct the art of Silambam (Tamil Nadu Traditional Martial Art) at his Karate centers(Dojo). Shihan continued to search many styles but decided to continue in the Shito style. He thank God who provided me a legitimate way to find Traditional Karate-do Federation International, Saito Ha Shitoryu. Shihan was impressed with the words of the TKFI Mission Statement; that is, “Dedicated to the promotion, preservation and education of the martial arts and its traditions, with service to the community in the spirit of Karate-do. ” He received a response from Soke and his words were somewhat different from the other contacts. Shihan was impressed that there is no point in the letter mentioned about money or financial expenses, But rather the substance of Karate training. He felt a great emotion that invaded his heart and soul with happiness. Then on February 2011, Shihan invited Soke Del Saito, and together with Shihan Tony Mendonca they traveled to India for the first time. After a wonderful experience and immediate friendship, and on a beautiful day, he changed the organization title name to Shadow Kai Karate Do, Saito Ha Shitoryu given by Del Saito Soke. Shihan was formally accepted by Soke Del Saito and went under his tutelage receiving the rank of Godan through homologation. After several months of service and demonstration of outstanding leadership, Shihan was honored by Soke Del Saito. The Shihan kai committee of TKFI honored him by giving the title Shihan and made him official member of the Shihan Kai committee. Shihan is currently the founder, president and Chief instructor of Shadow Kai Karate Do and the representative of Saito Ha shitoryu TKFI India.
Words of Shihan
The way of Karate I have designed is primarily to help children with social and communication challenges so that they may reach their fullest potential.