About Budokan Karate-Do India

BUDOKAN KARATE-DO INDIA is a non commercial non political organisation, formed with the objective of imparting and spreading the true knowledge of Budokan Karate as well as managing the affairs of Budokan Karate in India and abroad.
BUDOKAN is a major international style of Karate having presence in every nook and corner of the world. This unique style of Karate was conceived by the founder of this style Mr. Chew Choo Soot. Having undergone training for decades in various disciplines of martial arts as well as the oriental weapons of china, Mr. Chew Choo Soot wanted to incorporate all those techniques in an unique karate style. He started teaching a small group of students in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia in 1966 under the name of Budokan. Soon, this style attracted members from all over the world and Mr. Chew had to travel continuously around the world to impart training to those who wanted to embrace this new style of Karate. In no time the new International body which he formed " Karate Budokan International " became so famous, it had more than 2000 affiliated centres all around the world with millions of members getting trained in karate under the name of Budokan. In 1978 Budokan entered India also and due to Grand Master's efforts and his approach of imparting personal training to all the members, the Budokan caught on like a wild fire and soon lakhs of karatekas were practising Budokan Karate in the dojos of India. In 1980 the First Budokan All India-International Championship was held in Hyderabad which witnessed thousands of participants and for the first time in India a truly international martial arts extravaganza.
Mr. Chew Choo Soot formed the body ALL INDIA BUDOKAN KARATE FEDERATION to look after the affairs of Budokan Karate in India. This organisation, which is a registered boy under the Public Societies Registration Act, was constituted on 29th day of November 1991 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, with the aims and objects similar to that of KBI. Mr. Chew Choo Soot wanted this federation to continue the task of managing the Budokan style even after his death. Sadly, Mr. Chew Choo Soot fell ill by paralytic attack in 1995 and breathed his last on 18th July 1997 in Malaysia.
After his death, the All India Budokan Karate Federation, under the able leadership of Mr. C. H. Rao has been managing the affairs of Budokan in India and has been conducting regular trainings, grading tests, Referee seminars, Championship etc. With Karate gaining popularity as a sport as well and soon to enter into olympics in 2020, Budokan in India was revamped and renamed as Budokan Karate-Do India in 2016. Budokan as style is now recognised by KAI (Karate Association of India) and WKF. BKI has presence in almost all the states of the country and has formed state associations to look after the Budokan affairs in the states. BKI (earlier AIBKF) has been organising its National Championship for the past 34 years in different parts of India in which thousands of Karatekas from all over the country take part. The BKI championships are held true to international standards and are praised by all those who attend it.

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