Profile of Soshihan S. Kothandan
Soshihan S. Kothandan started his karate training at the age of 12, while studying in the High School. He has more than 45 years of experience in the Martial Art field at present. He had the unique opportunity of being trained by 9 Japanese Grand Masters viz., Ken-ei Mabuni, Sohan Eigi Ogasahara, Ishikawa, Fumio Demura, Shintani, T.Yoneda, Keiji Tomiyama, Ken-zo Mabuni, Kozo Kuniba in Shito-ryu style of Karate. He also trained under many European and Asian Karate maters in the past.
With a unique and outstanding performance, KOKINO INTERNATIONAL KARATE ORGANISATION been a prestigious institution imparting Karate training in India, with a high degree of excellence and perfection equal to the World Standard. The School which had a very modest start in the year 1979 with only 6 students, It has so far successfully trained more than 55,000 students under the able guidance of Soshihan S. Kothandan across India.
Karate Major Milestones
- First Indian to receive” 8th Dan - awarded "SOSHIHAN" Title” from World Grand Master Sohan Kaichio Eigi Ogasahara 10th Dan Japan - 2011
- First Indian appointed as Sole representative of International Karate-do Ogasahara-ha Shito-ryu Association, to train, to grade & spread Ogasahara-ha Shito-ryu Karate in ASIA.
- Solid Training background in Martial Arts Domain from nine Japanese Grand Masters viz., Ken-ei Mabuni, Sohan Eigi Ogasahara, Ishikawa, Fumio Demura, Shintani, T.Yoneda, Keiji Tomiyama, Ken-zo Mabuni, Kozo Kuniba in Shito-ryu style of Karate.
- Founder of “International Kokino Karate-Do Organization (IKKO)” which has been formally “Shito- Ryu Karate School of India” from the Year of 1979.
- IIKO/Kokino Shito-Ryu Karate School of India, prestigious institution imparting Karate-do training in India, with a high degree of excellence and perfection by unique and outstanding performance through which Indian Karate-Do standard has been elevated to World Standard.
Black Belt Grading
Association & Practiced With World Karate Exponents
Awards from Political Leaders
Safety Nunchaku – Crown in Martial Art