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"Tradition Meets Excellence: Mastering Shotokan Karate with Soke Takeshi Kitagawa

Based in Kerala, India, SANKUKAI Asia Headquarters is a community 

dedicated to empowering society through traditional Shotokan karate. This group of passionate practitioners, led by Kyoshi Arun Dev, promotes Shotokan’s philosophy and techniques. SANKUKAI’s mission extends beyond physical training, likely aiming to instill discipline, focus, and a deeper understanding of Shotokan’s principles within its members.

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Based in Kerala, India, SANKUKAI Asia Headquarters is a community dedicated to empowering society through traditional Shotokan karate. Led by Kyoshi Arun Dev, this group of passionate practitioners promotes the philosophy and techniques of this martial art form. SANKUKAI’s mission extends beyond physical training. Founded in 1985 by Soke Takeshi Kitagawa, SANKUKAI is a karate organization rooted in the traditions of Shotokan. Soke Kitagawa himself trained under renowned instructors like Sensei Masatoshi Nakayama and Sensei Tetsuhiko Asai, ensuring the authenticity of the Shotokan discipline taught at SANKUKAI Asia Headquarters. With a focus on traditional techniques, SANKUKAI Asia Headquarters offers a welcoming environment for students of all levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned practitioner, SANKUKAI fosters a supportive community where you can learn, grow, and deepen your understanding of Shotokan karate.

Kyoshi Arun Dev

SANKUKAI Asia Headquarters, led by Kyoshi Arun Dev, a passionate Shotokan educator with 30 years of experience empowering youths, promotes traditional karate in Kerala.

Arun Dev, a dedicated educator for 30 years, is a librarian with a passion for youth development that extends beyond academics. Early in his career, he found his calling for karate education while leading a school dojo. Since then, he’s trained many students, even awarding 15 black belts in 1999. Through karate, Arun Dev inculcates valuable life skills and fosters responsible young citizens.

 

His dedication to karate goes beyond teaching. He’s involved in social projects, having partnered with the local government to train 15 students who achieved black belts under Grandmaster Kitagawa.

Officials

Soke Takeshi Kitagawa

Shuseki Shihan,SANKUKAI

Sensie Ashok Pradhan

Technical Director, SANKUKAI Asia

Sensei Srinivas S

Technical Director, SANKUKAI South Asia

Sensei Kunjayammed

Technical Commission SANKUKAI India & Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Sensei Sudarshan Dev

Kata Coach & Head Technical Commission SANKUKAI India

Sensei Sunil K

Technical Director, SANKUKAI Karnataka

Sensei Umesh Devendra Jainapur

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI Goa

Sensei Ajith Kumar

Chieif Instructor, SANKUKAI Ernakulam & Technical Directror SANKUKAI South India

Jun Sensei Junaib

Techinical Commission, SANKUKAI Kerala

Shidoin Vijayan M

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Aravind B

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Irfan MK

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Shamsudheen

Executive Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Jun Sensei Nibras A Azeez

Nodal Officer, SANKUKAI Kollam

Shidoin Adwaid B RAj

Nodal Officer, SANKUKAI KOzhikode

Shidoin Arjun B Krishna

Core Committee Member, SANKUKAI Kollam

Shidoin Anamika CS

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Anupama V

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Kyoshi Arun Dev

Chief Instructor , SANKUKAI Asiia & Secretary General, SANKUKAI

Dr. Sensei Sarbashish Banerjee

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Asia

Sensei Deekshid KS

Technical Director, SANKUKAI India

Sensei Babu CP

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI South-India

Sensei Arun Kumar

Technical Director, SANKUKAI Dubai

Sensei Dineshwaran

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI Dindigual & Technical Commission SANKUKAI Tamilnadu

Jun Sensei Ragesh

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kerala

Jun Sensei Amal Suresh

Chieif Instructor, SANKUKAI Kollam

Jun Sensei Ratheesh MK

Nodal Officer & Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Jun Sensei Nandana K

Event coordinator & HQ Instructor , SANKUKAI Asia

Shidoin Adwaith P

Event coordinator & HQ Instructor , SANKUKAI Asia

Shidoin Younus Kunchu KK

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Muhd Misthah E

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Jun Sensei Jincy Joy

Technical Director, SANKUKAI Kollam

Sensei Pavneetharan

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI Tamilnadu

ShidoinAdith TV

Nodal Officer SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Sreeganesh BS

Core Committee Member, SANKUKAI Kollam

Sensei Rajmohan

Gijutsu Jimukyokucho. SANKUKAI & Chief Instructor , SANKUKAI India

Sensei Narender

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI South Asia

Sensei Yogaratnam

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI Srilanka

Sensei Hameed PK

Food Enthusiast & Blogger

Jun Sensei Muhd. Adil

Observer Middle East SANKUKAI, Chief Instructor SANKUKAI Sharjah

Sensei NIckstone

Technical Coommission, SANKUKAI Tamilnadu, Chief Instructor SANKUKAI Kanyakumari

Sensei Sajeesh PK

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Jun Sensei Aromal S

Chief Instructor, SANKUKAI Kottayam

Shidoin Mohandas CU

Executive Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Abhi KT

Event Coordinator & HQ Instructor, SANKUKAI Asia

Jun Sensei Abhi KT

Event Coordinator & HQ Instructor, SANKUKAI Asia

Jun Sensei Muhd. Hashim

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Jun Sensei Abhinand PC

Technical Commission, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Jun Sensei Thathurasan

Technical Commission SANKUKAI Tamilnadu

Shidoin Ashin Hari

Core Committee Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Mubarack TC

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

Shidoin Ajuldas KV

Core Committe Member, SANKUKAI Kozhikode

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