KYOKUSHIN KARATE - IKO MATSUSHIMA
Kyokushin Karate - "The Ulitmate Truth" - Founded in 1964 by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama
Branch Chief (India)
Sensai Somnath Chandra, 4th Dan Black Belt, is a Branch Chief authorized by IKO Matsushima, Japan. He is our lead Kyokushin Karate Instructor and has over 30 years of experience in training and coaching Kyokushin Karate. Over the years, he has met and trained with many renowned international exponents of Kyokushin Karate, including Dolph Lundgren and Sosai Oyama himself.
Founder - Mike's Martial Arts
Sensai Mayukh Banerjee. 2nd Dan Black Belt, is the founder of Mike's Martial Arts. He is an authorized member of IKO Matsushima Japan Group and has over 20 years of experience in training and coaching Kyokushin Karate. He had participated in many competitions and held both State and National level positions in Kata and Full Contact Sparring.
GRADATION & TESTING COMMITTEE
Mike's Martial Arts & Fitness Studio upholds the highest standards of training and certification and maintains a board of highly experienced and competent examiners. Our present board consists of the following Sensei's:
4th Dan Black Belt - Branch Chief IKO Matsushima
Sensei Somnath Chandra has over 40 years of practicing and training Kyokushin Karate. He is the founder of Bengal Kyokushin Karate Association, a body formed for the purpose of unifying Kyokushin Karate Dojo's across the state of West Bengal and the nation. There are approximately 25 Dojo's who are members of this organisation.
3rd Dan Black Belt - Certified Judge and Referee
Sensei Satyeswar Mandal has over 30 years experience in Kyokushin Karate. He has trained and practiced in various international forums and has been teaching Kyokushin Karate for over 20 years.
2nd Dan Black Belt - Founder of Mike's Martial Arts
Mayukh Banerjee has trained and practiced Kyokushin Karate for over 20 years. He also holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a blue belt and combative belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a certified MMA Conditioning Coach and has substantial combat experience.