WAKO INDIA NATIONAL KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 (18 - 21 AUGUST)
Mikes Martial Arts sent six athletes to represent our Academy at the WAKO India National Kickboxing Championship held at Kolkata from 19 - 21 August 2023. The team did very well and brought home the following awards:
Kushan Sethia (13 to 15 yrs -52 Kg) Point Fighting - Silver Medal
Kushan Sethia (13 to 15 yrs -52 Kg) Light Contact - Bronze Medal
Brisha Gupta (10 to 12 yrs Girls -32 Kg) Point Fight - Silver Medal
Brisha Gupta (10 to 12 yrs Girls -32 Kg) Light Contact - Gold Medal
Tanea Shajan (13 to 15 yrs Girls -80 Kg) Point Fighting - Gold Medal
Reet Khanna (19 to 40 yrs Senior Women -70 Kg) Point Fighting - Gold Medal
Asif Mamoojee (19 to 40 yrs Senior Mens -63.5 Kg) Kick Light - Gold Medal
Sk Alivia (19 to 40 yrs Senior Womens -55 Kg) Light Contact - Silver Medal
The Event was held in Kolkata and Kickboxing Association of West Bengal played host to it. The competition itself was held at PL Roy Stadium (SE Railways campus) Sealdah.
24 WEST BENGAL STATE KICKBOXING CHAMIONSHIP 2023 - 28 TO 30 AUGUST 2023
Mikes Martial Arts sent six athletes to represent our Academy at the 24th West Bengal State Championship held at Darjeeling. The team did very well and brought home the following awards:
Kushan Sethia (13 to 15 yrs -52 Kg) Point Fighting - Gold Medal
Kushan Sethia (13 to 15 yrs -52 Kg) Kick Light - Gold Medal
Sahana Govind (13 to 15 yrs Girls -60 Kg) Point Fighting - Gold Medal
Reet Khanna (19 to 40 yrs Senior Women -65 Kg) Full Contact - Bronze Medal
Asif Mamoojee (19 to 40 yrs Senior Mens -63.5 Kg) Low Kick - Silver Medal
Sk Alivia (19 to 40 yrs Senior Womens -55 Kg) Full Contact - Silver Medal
The Event was held in Darjeeling and Kickboxing Association of Darjeeling played host to it Needless to say, the team enjoyed the wonderful ambience and charm of the Queen of the Hills, Darjeeling, as well as the thrill of the competition.
ANNUAL SUMMER TRAINING CAMP 19 - 28 MAY 2023
Mikes Martial Arts conducted their annual summer training camp at Sattal, Nainital from 19 May - 28 May 2023. The camp participants underwent rigorous martial arts training for 6 hours each day broken up into three sessions. For the first time, one hour yoga sessions were introduced every morning.
The camp, including food and stay was greatly appreciated by all participants. The tranquil and peaceful forest environment, far away from congestation, proved once again to be the ideal location for such focused training.
11TH IKO MATSUSHIMA EUROPEAN OPEN KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIP
Rishika Banerjee from India created history by becoming the first Indian to win the 11th European Open Kyokushin Championship held at Santa Susanna, Spain on 11 - 12 May 2023.
Never before has an Indian won such a major international full contact karate event. She brought huge pride and joy to everyone and glory to her country. Her achievement has been covered by major news publication houses including The Telegraph (Online), T2, BetterIndia, The Bridge, Ei Shomai and several News Channels such as One News and S News.
WEST BENGAL INTER-DISTRICT KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP 07 MAY 2023
A team of 13 participants, two coaches and two managers represented Mikes Martial Arts at this annual prestigious tournament. Team Mikes Martial Arts put up an outstanding performance. With 8 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronze medals and an overall point tally of 34, Mikes Martial Arts won the best team of the event award. The podium finishers were as under:
Brisha Gupta (Gold) - Point Fight Young Cadet Girls
Sahana Govind (Gold) - Point Fight Older Cadet Girls
Tanea Shajan (Silver) - Point Fight Older Cadet Girls
Mansi Agarwalla (Gold) - Point Fight Senior Girls
Manav Agarwalla (Bronze) - Low Kick Senior Boys (-60 kg)
Sagar Mondol (Bronze) - Low Kick Senior Boys (-67 Kg)
Shreeyash Goel (Gold) - Kicklight Senior Boys (-57 Kg)
Shuvo Ghosh (Silver) - Kicklight Senior Boys (-57 Kg)
Asif Mamoojee (Gold) - Kicklight Senior Boys (-63 Kg)
Souhardya Das (Silver) - Kicklight Senior Boys (-63 Kg)
Sanskar Singh (Gold) - Kicklight Senior Boys (-79 Kg)
Priya Patra (Silver) - Kicklight Senior Girls (-55 Kg)
Tanea Shajan (Gold) - Kicklight Youth Girls
SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP - VIKRAM SOLAR LTD. 04 MARCH 2023
We held a demonstrative and interactive self defense workshop at Vikram Solar Ltd., a company specializing in solar energy.
The workshop was attended by more than 30 company employees as well as over video conferencing, several satellite offices.
Sharanya Banerjee Sensei and Priya Patra Sempai put up a stellar performance of displaying real martial arts skills. Chinhita Bose ended the sesssion with a demonstration of how a trained person can react to a real threat. She also demonstrated the power of striking techniques by breaking tiles on stage with her bare hands.
MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENCE WORKSHOP - SVIST, KOLKATA 05 JAN 2023
We started the year with a fantastic martial arts and self defence workshop for the engineering students from Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science and Technology, Kolkata.
The workshop was very enthusiastically received by these bright young students. The workshop ended with a request from them to conduct more such courses on a long term basis.
1ST ALL INDIA OPEN KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIP - SBKR, KHARAGPUR 26 - 28 DECEMBER 2022
This National Championship was organised by Sekai Budo Renmei Karatedo Kyokushin (SBKR). SBKR is an international organisation headed out of United Kingdom and is one of the prominent groups operating worldwide with branches all over India.
Our team was invited to participate in this tournament held at Kharagpur, West Bengal. Out of 11 participants from our Dojo, we had 9 podium finishers. The list of champions as under:
1. Pradeep Nayak - Winner (12 to 14 Years Boys Kumite)
2. Babu Biswas - Winner (Men's Heavy Weight)
3. Rishika Banerjee - Winner (14 to 16 Years Girls Kumite) / Fourth Mixed Kata
4. Sneha Samana - Runners Up (Girls Open Kumite Light Weight)
5. Shreeyash Goel - Third (Men's Light Weight Kumite)
6. Probhat Burman - Fourth (16 to 18 Years Boys Kumite)
7. Souparni Bhattacharya - Fourth (Women's Heavyweight Kumite)
8. Lahari - Third (Mixed Kata)
2ND NATIONAL KARATE TOURNAMENT - IKOK SONADA JAPAN 16 TO 18 DEC 2022
Our team participated in this national championship and performed very well. The list of podium finishers:
Babu Biswas - Winner Medium Wt / Grand Champion by beating heavy weight winner
Rishika Banerjee - Winner 14 to 16 Years Girls Kumite / Runners Up Mixed Kata
Krishna Mondol - Runners Up 12 to 14 Years Boys Kumite
Agneesh Basu - Runners Up 10 to 12 Years Boys Kumite
Shubhopriya Paul - Third Position 14 to 16 Years Girls Kumite
Arjun Sen - 3rd Position 10 to 12 Years Boys Kumite / 2nd Position Mixed Kata
CAPTAIN'S CUP '22 - 28 AUG 2022
We hosted our annual inter-martial arts tournament - "Captain's Cup 2022". There were 12 events with participants ranging from 3 years to 44 years old. The participating martial arts were Kyokushin Karate, Shotokan Karate and Kickboxing.
BJJ CAMP WITH PROFESSOR MARCELO TAVARES - 06 TO 07 AUG 2022
We had an excellent training session with Professor Marcelo Tavares over two days (6-7 August). Professor Tavares (Black Belt) is from Brazil and currently residing in Singapore. He teaches Brazilian Jiu Jits (BJJ) at various academies and schools in Singapore and has a network of training centers in nine countries.
The techniques taught in this Seminar involved take-downs, ground control from closed guard and submissions. The 18 participants who took part had a varied range of expertise. Some were new to BJJ while others had already practiced and competed in BJJ / Grappling events for several years.
We hope to organise more such programs with Professor to spread the knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in our City of Joy!
INTER-DOJO CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIURI, BIRBHUM - 31 JULY 2022
This Inter-Dojo tournament was organised by Karate & Fitness Academy, a well-equipped gym and Kyokushin Karate Training Center located at Siuri, Birbhum. A team from Mikes Martial Arts (Sensei Somnath Chandra & Mayukh Banerjee) were invited to the event as guests and match referee from Kolkata.
KICKBOXING GRADE TEST - 15 JULY 2022
Successful candidates who passed the kickboxing grade test were awarded their promotion certificates. A total of 10 members appeared for the grade test with a passing percentage of 100%.
CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONTY AT MIKES MARTIAL ARTS - 16 JULY 2022
We had the privilege of awarding certificates to the successful candiates who appeared for the Kyokushin Karate Grade Test held at Mikes Martial Arts on 25 June 2022.
KICKBOXING CAMP - 02 & 03 JULY 2022
We successfully conclude our Kickboxing Summer Camp with participants from the following districts of West Bengal:
2. N24 Pgs
4. Paschim Bardhaman
Participants were trained in techniques of kickboxing along with event rules and refereeing. This event was organised in association with Kickboxing Association of West Bengal and we thank Shihan Montu Das for his valuable inputs and information concerning the sport of Kickboxing.
CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY AT MIKES MARTIAL ARTS - 17 JUNE 2022
We had the privilege of awarding certificates to the following members:
Shotokan Grade Test (Kyu Grades Awarded):
Shivansh Govind - 7th Kyu
Saveri Govind - 7th Kyu
Sreedev Mukerji - 6th Kyu
Ved Thakkar - 8th Kyu
Aarjav Ghosh - 9th Kyu
Ishani Todi - 8th Kyu
Sanhita Paul - 6th Kyu
Abhiraj Mallick - 9th Kyu
Arnab Memorial State Games:
Asif mamoojee - Silver
Adhiraj Mukerji - Gold
Priya Patra - Gold / Bronze
Sneha Samanta - Silver
Sahana Govind - Bronze
Tanea Shajan - Silver
Kushan Sethia - Silver
Shubhopriya Paul - Silver
Rishika Banerjee - Gold
Netaji Subhash State Games (Bengal Olympics Games):
Adhiraj Mukerji - Silver
BENGAL KYOKUSHIN KARATE ASSOCIATION - SUMMER CAMP 2022
This summer training camp was held in New Dhigha, West Bengal. A total of 41 instructors and approximately 180 students from all over West Bengal attended this five day event. The training camp was held between 01 June to 05 June 2022.
STRANGLE - BJJ CHAMPIONSHIP - 28 MAY 2022
We hosted Strangle - BJJ Championship organised by Rebel MMA, Delhi. There were a total of 60 participants and 80 fights in three categories with cash prize of Rs 15,000/- in amateur and Rs 20,000/- in pro divisions. Through superb management and great performance of our organizing staff and volunteers, we held a flawless event managing a crowd of around 120 people.
ARNAB MEMORIAL CUP WEST BENGAL STATE KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP 19 -20 MAY 2022
Arnab Memorial Cup was held at Khudhiram Anushiloni, Kolkata on 21 - 22 May 2022. It was held in memory of Late Shri Arnab Sen, IAS who was a very active supporter of sports and in particular kickboxing. This State Championship brought together players from ten districts and clubs of West Bengal and gold medal winners in individual events were selected to represent Bengal in the National Games later this year.
Mikes Martial Arts put up an eleven member team and our medal haul was as under:
1.Adhiraj Mukerji Gold (Light Contact) / Gold (KickLight)
2. Asif Mamoojee Silver (Light Contact) / Bronze (Kicklight)
3. Agneesh Basu Bronze (Point Fighting)
4.Kushan Sethia Silver (Point Fighting)
5. Priya Patra Gold (Light Contact) / Bronze (Kick Light)
6. Rishika Banerjee Gold (Light Contact)
7. Sahana Govind Bronze (Point Fighting)
8. Sneha Samanta Silver (Light Contact)
9. Shubhopriya Paul Silver (Light Contact)
10. Tanea Shajan Silver (Point Fighting)
Coach: Mayukh Banerjee / Razia Ali
Referee: Mayukh Banerjee / Razia Ali
Team Manager: Sharanya Banerjee
NETAJI SUBHAS STATE GAMES 2022
Our team from Mike's Martial Arts participated in the Kickboxing event of the Bengal Olympics State Games 2022 (Netaji Subhas State Games). The event was held at MAKAUT University, Kalyani and consisted of 25 different sporting categories. Team:
1. Priya Patra - (Womens -50 kg)
2. Asif Mamoojee - (Men's -69 kg)
3. Adhiraj Mukerji - SILVER (Men's -89 kg)
DAKSHIN KALIKATA SEVASRAM - APRIL 2022
We are happy to announce that we have re-started our not for profit social welfare program for the children of Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram (DKS). DKS was established by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose as an orphanage for children in 1928. Through our Kyokushin Karate training, we expect the children of this NGO to develop as well rounded, dependable and responsible citizens of our country.
Our Karate training for these children is also geared towards making them employable in the health, fitness, security and service industry in future.
HIMLAYAN MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CAMP 02 - 07 APRIL 2022
Our martial arts training camp at Sattal, Uttarakhand was held between 02 - 07 April 2022. Training in the foothills of the great Himalayas was indeed a wonderful and rejuvenating experience that every student enjoyed.
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KICKBOXING GRADE TEST - 21 MAR 2022
Our kickboxing students successfully pass their grade test. Fully Certified!
ALL BENGAL OPEN KUMITE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS - 21 MAR 2022
List of Participants and Winners:
Sneha Samanta - Winner Girls Open Fight
Rishika Banerjee - Winner Girls 45 - 55 Kg Open Fight
Agneesh Basu - Winner Boys 10 - 12 Years Fight
Jaspreet Singh - Participant Men's Heavy Weight Fight
Ayushmaan Singh - Participant Boy's 12 - 14 Years Fight
Mylavarapu Lahari - Participant Girl's 10 - 12 Years Fight
ALL BENGAL OPEN KUMITE CHAMPIONSHIP - 21 MAR 2022
This West Bengal Open Full Contact Kumite (Fight) Tournament was organised by SEKAI BUDO KARATE-DO RENMEI, KYOKUSHIN. Our team performed with excellent results.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SEMINAR - 08 MARCH 2022
We were invited by POSOCO / Eastern Regional Load Dispatch Centre to conduct a seminar on self defense and protection for women employees and families.
WEST BENGAL OLYMPIC STATE SELECTION - KICKBOXING - 06 MAR 2022
Our team participated in this competition and won several awards.
KYOKUSHIN GRADE TEST - 30 JAN 2022
Our students participated in gradation test with successful results.
DOOARS INVITATION CUP - 08 JAN 2022
Our senior student / coach Babu Biswas was declared champion in his category.