Kokino International is a non-profitable, service oriented organisation with an aim to promote various activities through which the youth in INDIA could become strong, disciplined and patriotic citizens. Kokino’s legal status and its name cannot be misused by any other individual, group or organisation. Kokino International can join venture with various Government and Private bodies both in India & abroad to promote Martial Arts in general and Karate and Safety Nunchaku in particular.
To-day Kokino enjoys a good reputation in the society, especially among the Martial Arts Community. This has become possible, because of our pains taking efforts in the field of Karate during the past 45 years to implement our prime aim, which is cited in our motto as
Now, time has come to revisit and redefine our vision in order to keep us in pace with the emerging new challenges and modern trends. Hence, we collectively desireous deliberations based on the constant feed back from our well-wishers.
Mr. M.BALAKRISHANAN is a retired State Bank of India officer and the former President of All India State Bank officers Federation.Being very enthusiatic in promoting Karate he helped us in many ways. Particularly, when Shihan S.Kothandan had problems of transfer from one place to another he was fully involved in promoting Karate through Kokino Shito-ryu Karate School of India which had its Honbu Dojo in Chennai. He helped Kokino without any hesitation whenever needed
Mr. Murali is one of the proud products of Kokino. He is successfully executing an Organisation by name Success Solutions He is lending a helping hand to Kokino in all its activities during the time of Tournaments and other Kokino functions.
KARATE - “A Complete Book on Karate Competition" by Soshihan S.Kothandan 8th Dan
I have been writing and speaking from past 46 years about Tamilnadu is known to be a “Japan of India". This is mainly because Japan has contributed so much to Karate like the same way tamilnadu is also significantly took part with Karate development. My strong desire drives me to contibute significant to that Art in India and especially keep main focus on Tamilnadu where I grown. That was the day, In 2002, Dec. 23rd I published a book in Tamil and English “A Complete Book on Karate Competition", was glad to know that has brought forth restoration among thousands of Karate Instructors. So far, wherever I go throughout Tamilnadu and come across many of the Instructors thanking whole heartedly, that the Book being published in Tamil language is very beneficial for them to understand and render the duty of a referee in a perfect manner. Furthermore thousands of students who practice karate shared their gratitude that My note on the book helped them to understand the rules and regulations of the Karate Tournament and enabled them to perform in a better way.
Also, in the book, I had shared my learning experience in both English and Tamil as the foot note in each page. By that many of the students practicing Karate from different Instructors form various parts of the country contacted me in person as well as through phone and shared the benefits obtained by them. I was more delighted by seeing its benefits reaching karate-kas. And I treasure this as my success for the sincere effort. I tribute that success of my effort to the Art of Karte
This book stood as a stepping stone for what I have left for the future generations. In reality, it has been transformed the Karate as a sport all over the country. Just as the way I have helped the future generation through my effort, experience and talent, to understand the art of Karate easily in the above said book, similarly, for the first time, through the Seminar on Kata, I have explained on the board in Tamil and English, the technical terms used in Japanese language
23 years of continous research in Nunchaku, I have introdced Safety Nunchaku to the world August 2nd, 2015 in Chennai. Now, soon I am going to publish following books in “Safety Nunchaku”.
This School was founded on 27-01-1979 by Soshihan S. Kothandan with only 6 students in Periyar Thidal in Chennai, Tamilnadu in the name of “Kokino Kobushi Kan Karate School”. Later the name was changed to “Kokino Shitoryu Karate School of India”. Now, changed to “Kokino International Karate Organziation”. So far with a total strength of 55,500 students were given training at the end of 29th February, 2016 and following are our Achievements :
|Chief Instructors‘s Experience - SoShihan S. Kothandan||Kokino’s standing||Total Students trained from 27.01.1979 more than|
|46 Years||37 Years||55,500 students|
|National State, District, School/Club Tournaments||59|
|15th World Karate Championship (WKF)||Germany||2000||nil|
|8th Shotokan World Cup Karate Tournament||South Africa||2003||nil|
|2nd WUKO World Karate Championships||(Seniors and Veterans) Torrent - Valencia - Spain||2007||1 Bronze|
|3rd World Karate Championships children, cadets & juniors||Buenos Aires, Argentina||2010||2 Gold, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze|
|2nd International Karate Championship||India||1998|
|International Tournament||South Africa||1999|
|International Tournament||South Africa||2000|
|International Inter-School Tournament||South Africa||2000|
|55th Kenshukai Karate Championship||Japan-Osaka||2012|
|Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate Open Int. Cham||Malaysia||2012|
Total Medals - 22 Gold, 8 Silver & 10 Bronze - 40
|Total Medals - More than - 450|
|Total Medals - More than - 610|
|Grand Championship Award||South Africa||K.Vanitha||1999|
|Grand Championship Award||South Africa||R.Sriram Prabhu||2000|
|Deepan Raj Krishna||2000|
|National Grand Champion||Hyderabad||S.Mythili||2007|
|Junior World Kata Champion||Argentina||S.Sharan||2010|
|Junior World Kata Champion||Argentina||R.Jyothi Krithika||2010|
|Hachi Dan (8th Dan)||1|
|Nana Dan (7th Dan)||1|
|Ro-ku Dan (6th Dan)||1|
|Go-dan (5th Dan)||10|
|Yon-dan (4th Dan)||15|
|San-dan (3rd Dan)||61|
|Ni-dan (2nd Dan)||132|
|Sho-dan (1st Dan)||819|
|Brown Belt Holders||5636|
|Green Belt Holders||5799|
|Orange Belt Holders||14195|
|2nd Asian Shito-ryu Karate Tournament||Indonesia||1980|
|3rd Asian Shito-ryu Karate Tournament||Malaysia||1983|
|4th Asian Shito-ryu Karate Tournament||Singapore||1985|
|5th Asian Shito-ryu Karate Tournament||Singapore||1989|
|6th Asian Shito-ryu Karate Tournament||Nepal||1991|
|1st Asian WUKO Continental Open Karate Champs||India-Vizag||2006|
|1st Inter-continental ASIA WUKO Karate Champs||India-Hyd||2008|
Total Medals - 13 Gold, 18 Silver & 32 Bronze - 63
|World Referee Seminar Participated - WUKO||Italy 2008||Shihan S.Kothandan|
|1st Asian WUKO Continental Open Champs||India - Vizag - 4||Continental Referees – 2006|
|Judges - Mirror & Corner||Sensei V.L. Richard & Sensei R. Niranjan|
|Judges - Arbitrator||Sensei K. Prasanna Kumar|
|Referee Seminar (WKF) By Soshihan S.Kothandan||Calicut, Kerala||28-01-2012|
|Basic Karate Seminar By Soshihan S.Kothandan||Calicut, Kerala||29-01-2012|
|WKF Seminar Conducted by WKF Technical Chairman MR Con Kasis||Delhi||11-03-2012|
|WKF Latest Rules Seminar by Mr Baskar(WKF Refree)||Chennai||07-10-2012|
|Ogasara-Ha Shitoryu Karate Kata Seminar - Soshihan S.Kothandan||Chennai||07-10-2012 To 2014|
In 1980, Thiru M.G.Ramachandran, the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, appreciated the Kokino team whole heartedly, for participating in the 2nd Asian Shiot-ryu Karate Tournament held in Indonesia, as the first Indian Shito-ryu Karate Team
In 1994, the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Ms.J.Jayalalitha besides her appreciation, helped the Indian Kokino Team with financial assistance, for participating in the International Championship held in Canada, where they won 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Bronze medals.
In 1999, the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Thiru M.Karunanidhi, felicitated the winners of the Kokino Indian Team for their outstanding performance in the International Karate Championship held in Durban, South Africa.
Kokino Trophy-1998, The First Invitational National Karate Championship, was conducted in Chennai. 900 participants took part, from all over India and foreign trophies were presented for the first time in India.
The splendid performance of the Student Master B.Rejeesh in the International Karate Tournament held in Canada during 1994, gained the recognition of the Government of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, who included his name in their 6th Standard Tamil and Malayalam Text Books.
In 1997, the outstanding performance of the student Mr.Jithender Singh helped him to get a Medical Seat under Sports Quota.
K. Vanitha of Kokino won the “Grand Champion Award” in the International Karate Tournament held in Durban, South Africa on 08-05-1999.
Two other students trained by Kokino, Master Sriram Prabhu and Master Deepanraj Krishna, won this “Grand Champion Award” in the African Inter-School Tournament held in Dubrnan, South Aftrica on 23-9-2000, in which they took part as special invites.
“SAFETY NUNCHAKU” - CROWN IN MARTIAL ART
As I had written in the preface, that if I had not shared what I know and what I have learned through many years of experience from the Martial Art world, I consider myself not fullfilled in performing my duty against the citizens of India, in particular, Tamil Nadu, I am dedicating the outcome of 23 years of my research to the world – "SAFETY NUNCHAKU "
In the year 1992, California, Silicon valley of the United States of America I got an opportunity to practice under a Famous, talented Kobudo Master, Fumio Demura, who has not only limted himself in the art of ‘Kobudo’, but has written many books in those days on Martial Arts and weapons used in Kobudo, and also, performed the key in Stunt on Hollywood cinemas. While practicing under him in California, using wooden Nunchaku created many injuries in head and hand joints. Before one starts practicing Nunchaku, and gets injured with his own Nunchaku which will destroy the desire of learning the Art. And then, I understood the reason behind millions of people who begin to learn Nunchaku, withdraw themselves within a short period. I wished that learner of the Art should not be get injured during practice. Even if injured, it should not stop them from continuing further. This thought of mine, induced me to get into the research.
From then onwards, it was 1992, I started the research on Safety Nunchaku. To know the feed back and feel of the Martial Artist and people, I presented Safety Nunchaku for the first time in front of the general public and Honourable Ministers of Tamil Nadu on 28.08.2005. On this day, Safety Nunchaku, Kata, Team Kata, Kumite, Team Kumite & Own style (creativity) and other new techniques were demonstrated. This research is being continued till this day by means of meeting experts from different parts of the world and sharing their view on Safety Nunchaku as a game and as a Martial art.
Finally, 21-08-2015 I have introduced Safety Nunchaku in front of VIP’s, and General Public & released website, demonstrated KATA’s and gave Black Belt 1st Batch who got training more than two years during my research period.
|Confirmed Black Belt(Sho-dan) Holders||37|
|Probationery Black Belt Holders||29|
|Brown Belt ( Full Brown ) Holders||36|
|Brown Belt ( B-I ) Holders||43|
|Brown Belt ( B-II ) Holders||51|
|Green Belt ( G-I ) Holders||68|
|Green Belt ( G-II ) Holders||94|
|Orange Belt ( O-I ) Holders||112|
|Orange Belt ( O-II ) Holders||197|
Some, who has questioned me on the difference of Safety Nunchaku and the weapon which is used in Kobudo can find the answers in the FAQ part, where in 15 differences are being clearly mentioned. To explain that better way, for example, 20 years back, we had doctors, who had completed MBBS. They were also called General Physicians or Family Doctors, and we used to consult them for all kinds of ailments. Whereas now, we have specialised Doctors for each part of our body.
Similarly, Kobudo is an art, where different types of weapons are involved. One cannot learn and become master in all. Therefore, I preferred in knowing all of them and wanted to excel in any one of them in particular. ( For Details please visit www.worldsafetynunchaku.org )