Black Belt’s Training camp 2015

SHOTOKANINDOJKA had its Black Belts training session along with Dan grade exam on 11th July 2015 at Rudra Singha Sports Stadium, Dispur Guwahati (INDIA).

Following members participated: Audrija Khataniar, Milind Dasgupta, Chinmoy Hazarika, Dippanita Choudhury, Juktashree Dutta, Nischay Dutta, Neelav Dutta, Nirnayak Talukdar, Bhaswarjyoti Bhardwaj, Pragyan Raj Kashyap, Koushik Kalita, Alangkrita Nath, Prinuj B.Choushury, Anubahv Handique, Koushik Sarkar, Divya Hazarika, Abhisek Ghosh, Diksha Changkakoti, and Anal Kalita.

The session was conduct by Sensei Monoj Hazarika, ( 6th Dan AIKF, and 5th Dan WKF), he was assisted by Sensei Diganta Das (4th Dan Black Belt).

The training was based on advance techniques of Kihon, Kihon waza, Kata and Kumite.

Contemporary sports karate with roots in traditional system

With an aim of promoting sports karate within the political and administrative boundary of India, JKA Shotokan Karatedo India was formed in the year 2010 with it’s H.Q at Guwahati. Since I had 43 yrs of experience of training in both traditional karate ( JKA style) and WUKO / WKF style of sports karate, I thought blending both in it’s out most possible way will enable us to cherish the benefit of doing martial art to develop our personality, endurance, sporting spirit and others. Later from 2017 onward the organization name was modified into Shotokan Karatedo India (SKDI).

Presently the needs of WKF patterns of Kumite and Kata training is our paramount interest. As such keeping the Shotokan kata intact SKDI have tuned into WKF types of kata and kumite. Not only that SKDI coaches and Instructors were systematically updated with Sports coaching requirement. As such our focus is now on followings for educating our SKDI coaches.

Q. What should a coach do when an athlete plays Good?

Ans: Ronald A Smith and Frank L Smoll says athlete should be Provided with reinforcement! Do so immediately by the coach. Let the athletes know that you appreciate and value their efforts. Reinforce effort as much as you do results. Look for positive things, reinforce them, and you will see them increase. Remember, whether athletes show it or not, the positive things you say and do remain with them.

Q. What should a coach do when an athlete commits mistake?

Ans: Give encouragement immediately after mistakes. That’s when the youngster needs your support the most. If you are sure the athlete knows how to correct the mistake, then encouragement alone is sufficient. When appropriate, give corrective instruction, but always do so in an encouraging manner. Do this by emphasizing not the bad things that just happened but the good things that will happen if the athlete follows your instruction (the “why” of it). This will make the athlete positively self-motivated to correct the mistakes rather than negatively motivated to avoid failure and your disapproval, says Ronald A Smith and Frank L Smoll