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Shihan Shivaji Ganguly


Shihan Shivaji Ganguly started practicing martial art in 1975. He started practicing Kyokushin Karate in 1977. Since then he toiled vigorously and strenuously and taken every possible  steps to promote and develop Kyokushin Karate in India. He went to Japan many times for attending several World Karate Championships, International Camps, International Seminars, Instructorship Course and extremely hard and specialized Uchideshi (Monk hood) Training under the legendary Grand Master - SOSAI MASUTATSU OYAMA. Beside this he trained with renowned Seniors and dignified Instructors of Kyokushin Karate time to time. He traveled different parts of the world to attend several Kyokushin activities.

He is the only Indian and probably the only Asian to achieve all round positions in Kyokushin karate. He was the Asian chairman and board member of WKO shinkyokushinkai for 16 years.He was  the only Asian to be one of the judges in the finals of 3 consecutive World fullcontact Karate championships held in Tokyo,Japan. He was also the   chairman of Indian  So-kyokushin and international representative for 5years.

He never compromised with anything for the betterment of Karate even by sacrificing a lot in his life. In the beginning of his career he was in banking services which he finally left and decided to concentrate even more for the development and promotion of this noble art. He is trying his best to put our country among the front liners in the World of Karate.



1983 Special Camp, Singapore

1984 Uchi Deshi Training at World Karate H.Q.Japan

1985 Summer Camp & Uchi Deshi training at World H.Q.Japan

1986 Branch Chief Camp & Instructorship training at World H.Q.Japan

1987 Special Advance campJapan

1990 Branch Chief Training (Instructorship training)Japan

1991 Branch Chief Training (Instructorship training)Japan

1994 Training & SeminarKathmandu, Nepal

1994 Special Advance Camp & SeminarHonolulu, Hawaii

1995 Training & SeminarSingapore

1996 Training & SeminarYokohama, Japan

1996 Special Advance CampSwitzerland

1997 Special SeminarCalcutta, India

1998 Advance Camp & Seminar by Senior Japanese Instructor Calcutta, India

1999 Special Seminar by Senior Japanese InstructorCalcutta, India

1999 Special TrainingHiratsuka, Japan

2002 Special Training & SeminarFukuoka, Japan

2002 Special Training & SeminarChiba, Japan

2007 Special Training & SeminarFujisawa, Japan

          Tournament Experience (Represented India)

1979 Second World Karate TiurnamentJapan

1981 International Karate Tournament (Achieved 6th Place)Jakarta, Indonesia

1982 Asia Tournament (Achieved 2nd Place)Singapore

1985 Asian Pacific Tournament (Achieved 4th Place)Honolulu


1984 Indian Coach for the 3rd World Karate Tournament 

1987 Indian Coach for the 4th World Karate Tournament 

1988 Indian Coach for the Commonwealth Tournament 

1990 Indian Coach for the 4th Asian Karate Tournament 

1991 Indian Coach for the 5th World karate Tournament 

1992 Indian Coach for the 5th Asian Karate Tournament 

1992 Indian Coach for the International Tournament 

1994 Indian Coach for the 6th Asian Karate Tournament 

1996 Indian Coach for the 6th World Karate Tournament 

1997 Indian Coach for the 7th Asian Championship 

1999 7th World Karate Championship 

2001 2nd World Cup Open Karate Championship 


International Tournament Judging:

1983 Judge in Sri Lankan Karate TournamentSri Lanka

1988 Judge in Commonwealth Karate TournamentAustralia

1990 Judge in Asian Karate TournamentJapan

1991 Judge in 5th World Karate TournamentJapan

1992 Judge in 5th Asian Karate TournamentSri Lanka

1992 Judge in the International TournamentSingapore

1994 Judge in 6th Asian Karate TournamentKathmandu, Nepal

1996 Judge in 6th World Karate TournamentYokohama, Japan

1996 Judge in International Karate TournamentKathmandu, Nepal

1996 Judge in Sri Lankan Karate TournamentSri Lanka

1997 Judge in 7th Asian Karate TournamentCalcutta, India

1999 Judge in 2nd Kyokushin CupCalcutta, India

1999 (Sep) Judge in International TournamentHiratsuka, Japan

2000 (Dec) All Japan TournamentChiba, Japan

2001 Judge in 7th World TournamentTokyo, Japan

2002 2nd World Cup Karate TournamentBudapest, Hungary

2003 1st Fukuoka International Open Karate TournamentFukuoka, Japan

2004 8th World Karate TournamentTokyo, Japan

          International Karate Championship, Nepal

2005 World CupOsaka, Japan

2007 World ChampionshipTokyo, Japan

2008 13th Asian ChampionshipAnuradhapur, Srilanka

2009 World CupSt. Peter'sberg, Russia

2011 World Championship, Tokyo, Japan

2012  WKO Asian championship , Kazakhstan


2015 WKO World championship, Tokyo,Japan

2016 World so-kyokushin worl championship,shizuoka ,Japn

2018 International Dream cup, South Korea

2019 copa de Brazil championship,Brazil

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