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World Budokan Council is a autonomous sports agency deal with all martial arts throughout the world. Founded by Kyoshi Dr.Dibendu Nag & Grandmaster Sir.Chew Choo Soot in 1991 with its affiliates and 3000 branches of martial arts institutes world wide. Since we have reached the silver jubilee of The World Budokan Council-WBC and The Karate Budokan International-KBI have reached the Golden Jubilee 1966-2016. Long Live "BUDOKAN"....more

Long Live Budokan (武道館 Budōkan)
Incorporated under XXIV of Government of West Bengal, Based on Central Act XXI of 1860, Literary & Scientific Institution Act 1854 Affiliated to the United Nation Peace University established under U.N.Resolution No: 35/55/5/XXI/80 which is duly recognized by the Govt. of India. World Budokan Council-WBC Trademark Registration Number: G-232930 Valid World Wide.

Martial Arts Styles

A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques - physical and mental exercises developed as a successful means for self-defense, both armed and unarmed.


Techniques, skills and abilities that are martial in nature but do not benefit the practitioner and their community are generally not considered martial arts. Mutual benefit must be a component. Martial arts utilize a variety of combat methods. Some fighting styles emphasize weaponless techniques while others teach the use of weapons. Some styles focus on grappling while others put their emphasis on striking. Weaponless systems use hand, arm, foot, shin, and knee striking and blocking techniques. Some weapons that may be used are the staff, sword, knife, dagger and nunchaku. Not all forms of self-defense are actually considered to be martial arts. Some argue that unless warriors were using a fighting system in actual combat, it was not truly a martial art. Additionally, there is a difference between martial art and martial sport; the sport application of a combat system is not a martial art. Not all activities designated as martial arts are martial

or artistic.While some developed from warrior combat, other martial arts developed as a means for spiritual and physical development. Strictly defined, martial arts are combat arts, methods for killing an opponent in battle. Martial ways, or, those arts that have a spiritual component, go beyond combat effectiveness.

Today, the martial arts are practiced for health and fitness, sport, law enforcement, spiritual benefits as well as for self-defense. With close to 13,000 martial arts schools in the United States alone, it is likely one can find a school that teaches their desired style nearby. Click here to look for schools in your area.

Budokan Karate

BUDOKAN is a major international style of Karate having presence in every nook and corner of the world. The word BUDO-Kan means Martial arts-School. 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 WUSHU,


Prof. Dr. Hanshi. Dibyendu Nag.


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 1967 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 3000 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. He wanted this Council 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.

About the Institute

The Indian Institute of Martial Arts-IIMA was founded by Kyoshi. Prof.Dr.Dibendu Nag.(N.D) in 1991 at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, West Bengal State, India, with just five members. Now it has become a vast Martial Arts Organization with thousands of young people learning the art of self defence under it. It has produced more than 1000 Black Belts and its members have bagged numerous medals in regional, state, national and International Karate championships. In order to give more practical approach to self defence, the Chief Instructor has formulated a dynamic method of teaching, which includes practical self defence techniques and chosen techniques from other martial arts like Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitsu etc. Seniors are also taught the Oriental weapons such as Nanchaku, Sai, Chinese broad sword, Tonfa, Double dragon stick, Kwanto etc. The Institute has earned its reputation by maintaining a very high standard at the grading test for promotion to senior belts.

The Institute is affiliated to All India Budokan Karate Federation, which was founded by Grand Master Chew Choo Soot. Budokan is a style of Karate started by Grand Master Chew Choo Soot in 1966 in Malaysia, which soon became famous worldwide with more than 2000 affiliated centres world wide. After his death, the AIBKF is managing the activities of Budokan in India. The All India Budokan Karate Federation is a member of World Union of Karate Do Federations (WUKF), which is a large international organisation with member federation in all the continents. Mr C. Hanumantha Rao, President of AIBKF is also the Chairman for Asian Region in WUKF.

The Institute offers a variety of other programmes in addition to Karate training. A State Level Inter Dojo Karate Championship is organized at different parts of the state every year around October/November hosted by the branch Dojo at that place in which all the members of the Institute take part. A state level or All India level tournament is also held every year, in which Karate students of different styles participate. Students are encouraged to take part in the tournaments organized at other places and the annual Budokan All India Championship organized by AIBKF. A conference is organized every year, where students from different branches meet each other and show their talents in a one or two day event. In addition, there are also other activities such as advanced training camps for seniors, Judo training at the beach, picnics and get-togethers. So, if you have the will to excel, we have a number of opportunities for you.

Benefits of IIMA Organization

For Instructors and Coaches
The IIMA organization offers numerous seminars and training sessions to assist Karate Senseis (Instructors) and Coaches develop top level athletes and to prepare those athletes for competition at regional, national, and international levels. Seminar topics include:

    The differences between traditional and sport karate, and the advantages of each

  • How to generate inner power and strength in karate techniques
  • Developing speed and agility in kata & kumite at any age
  • The development of appropriate training programs for competitors all ages and abilities
  • Becoming a successful coach for youth and adult students
  • Ring management and refereeing techniques for competitions

For Organizational Leaders/Owners/Operators of Karate Organizations
In addition to the support you’ll receive for teaching, training, and helping your students successfully compete, the IIMA organization offers several seminars on the successful management of karate dojos, karate clubs and larger karate organizations. These seminars include:

  • New and updated methods for teaching students of all belt levels
  • The development of successful manuals to be used for both Kyu (color belts) and Dan exams (black belts)
  • How to train your instructors and staff to be more effective in helping to operate your business
  • Training yourself physically and spiritually to be an effective instructor and role model for your students
  • How to develop new, successful karate programs in your community
  • Managing multiple karate facilities
  • Teaching your students remotely
  • Managing a successful karate dojo/s club/s or organization
  • The basics of owning your own dojo
  • Instructor certification
  • Official Dan grades, registered in IIMA’s headquarters

Interested in learning more about the benefits of joining the IIMA Organization?
Contact our office at +91 9874741567 / 09874091619, E-Mail: chewchoosoot@gmail.com

Become an IIMA Affilitated Dojo
Contact our office at +91 9874741567 / 9874091619 to speak with our IIMA staff to receive the IIMA Organization Membership Package.
This package will include a Club Membership Application, Individual Membership Applications for your students as well as some additional information about the history of our organization and the benefits of becoming an WBC-affiliated Dojo, including:

  • Technical seminars for all levels and all ages
  • Dojo management training and assistance
  • Access to annual International Championships as part of the IIMA Organization
  • Access to special IIMA training courses and videos
  • Dan promotion with testing curriculum for all grades
  • Invitations to our annual summer and winter karate camps
  • Ongoing referee and instructor courses


World Union of Karate Federations

The World Union of Karate-Do Federations was originally founded in 1970. The name of 'WUKO' was abandoned in the early 1990's when WUKO and the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) were to amalgamate as the World Karate Federation (WKF). The unification did not occur and the WKF was essentially the former WUKO group. The existing international karate organizations are either pure style federations or multi-style groups which accept only one federation per country. Therefore many federations and associations are left outside of the international karate world. The World Karate Confederation (WKC) was founded by a small group of karate enthusiasts on 4th May 1996 in Frankfurt/M, Germany. Originally the WKC offered an important option for such groups in which all the different styles and federations can join a World body and fraternity, without having to compromise their style or size. In order that there are opportunities for all, the WKC accepted more than one federation or association per country.

The WKC grew from strength to strength. More than 1500 karate-ka from around the world attended the Junior World Championships and Children's World Cup in Germany in October 2004.

Sadly, a small fraction of the WKC attempted to hijack the organization in April 2005. They held an illegal election and, in their eyes, replaced the legal executive committee. This resulted in the WKC separating into two factions. At the 5th WKC World Karate Championships, in Fortaleza, Brazil in July 2005, the legal and rightful WKC voted to change their name to the World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKO), thus giving new life to the organization abandoned in the nineties. In the new organization WUKO ran more than 3.5 years, more than 150 federation requesting affiliation. Based on modern way of competition organization, a flexible management focused on the request of the affiliated members, with a continuous improvement system that allows corrections depending of the specifics of the competitors in geographical region, of religion or material conditions, the Executive Committee elected in Fortaleza gave a proof of professionalism, more and more federations joining the organization. Unfortunately the Executive Committee discovered that the Honorary President and founder member, Mr. Carlo Henke registered the mark WUKO in his name and not in the name of the organization of more than 150 members.

At the Congress in Lido di Jesolo, WUKO President asked him in front of the participants to transfer WUKO mark to the organization, but Mr. Henke refused it promising a discussion at the next elective Congress in June 2009, at Odessa, Ukraine. In 30th of November 2008 President Osvaldo Messias de Oliveira received a letter from the Trade Mark Office forbidding the use of WUKO mark and logo starting from 2nd of December.

Mr. Carlo Henke made a new WUKO web page, ?elect? himself as new president and start to send letters to all the affiliated members asking new affiliation to ?his WUKO?. This crisis situation determined the members of Executive Committee to meet urgently and changed the name WUKO in WUKF ? World Union of Karate-Do Federation, a measure to continue the legal run of organization till the Congress in Odessa. In June, in the programmed Congress the affiliated members will discuss and take democratically all the necessary decisions for the good working of the organization. The name is new but the organization is the same, all the affiliated members of the former WUKO sent letters of support (except FESIK), all the WUKO events will be organized like they were programmed before, the life of the organization will go on.

For more details, log on to www.wukf-karate.org

This site is dedicated to our grandmaster Sir.Chew Choo Soot.


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