Welcome to MYKARATE International!
I would like to welcome you all to MYKARATE International. I am honored to accept the position of Chairman of the MYKARATE International. As Chairman, I aspire to bring the MYKARATE into global arena together with enthusiastic supporters from all Martial Arts Instructors, Officials, Players, as we as National Governments, International Agencies, and Sponsors and ethnic backgrounds in order to promote MYKARATE as Sport amongst (Youths & Womens) Worldiwde. MYKARATE with the main aims to popularize the Marital Arts Worldwide & generate funds to support all Martial Arts.
Prof.Dr. Mohammed Seraj ANSARI
Chairman of MYKARATE INTERNATIONAL
Passing of Hanshi Pandiraj
Nov 21, 2005
The highest-ranked teacher in Shito_ryu karate & Shorinji-Ryu Karate, Hanshi Pandiraj, died at the age of 53 due to sudden vehicle accident. Hanshi T.Pandiraj was the founder of the MYKARATE International (Started on 8th July 2005) to promote Shito-Ryu & Shorinji-Ryu karate. In 1970, Hanshi T.Pandiraj began teaching karate at Tamilnadu, India and later taught at the Various branches in India & Srilanka.Hanshi T.Pandiraj, 7th Dan (Japan)
Founder of MYKARATE International
Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj, 6th Dan
President & Chief Instructor, MYKARATE International
Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj is a Indian karate teacher of Shito-Ryu & Shorinji-Ryu Karate. He has the 6th Dan Black Belt. Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj was born on March 11, in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
At the age of Seven, Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj began his first karate training. He achieved great competition successes in his home country at the national championships in the years 1993-1995. Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj has almost 25 years of martial arts experience. During this time he trained under Late Hanshi T.Pandiraj and also learned from many USA & Japanese grandmasters such as Grand Master Thomas Cauley, Soke T.Ogasawara, Sōke Y.Tsuneo & Soke S.Harada. On 1st Jan 2006, Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj become a President & Chief Instructor for MYKARATE INTERNATIONAL in his home country together with his trainer and students and Soke T.Ogasawara & Grand Master Thomas Cauley appointed him as Successor of Hanshi T.Pandiraj.
Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj is not only a karate teacher, but also teaches various martial arts Silambam & Kobudo. As a Kobudo teacher, he deals with some traditonal weapons including silambam, nunchaku, tonfa, Bō, Sai etc.