Kolkata Gojukai Karate-Do Kenbukan recently organized ZENITH 2020. It is an affiliation of India JKF Gojukai/Takuji- Kenbukan Association. It organized the 7th inter-school and College Virtual Karate-Do Tournament. The two events of ZENITH 2020 are – Kihon (Basics) and Kata (Forms). Moreover, these two were further divided into various age and belt categories for boys and girls. The event was organized on the 3rd and 4th of October 2020. The Chief Referee for this event was Sensei Dipak Kumar Shaw. He is a National Referee & Judge. Moreover, he is an All India representative of the World JKF Gojukai/Takuji-Kenbukan Association. A total of 186 participants enthusiastically participated in the event. However, total 15 schools and colleges were engaged as participants.
Results of event ZENITH 2020
Team event Winner of ZENITH 2020
Overall Champion – Calcutta Girls’ High School
Runner Up – Pratt Memorial School
Upcoming Karateka of the Year (Male) – Divyanshu Singh
Upcoming Karateka of the Year (Female) – Armita Bhattacharya
Karateka of the Year (Junior) (Male) – Samrat Mukherjee
Karateka of the Year (Junior) (Female) – Zainab Rangoonwala
Karateka of the Year (Senior) (Male) – Sayak Karmakar
Karateka of the Year (Senior) (Female) – Ananya Maity
Dipak Kumar Shaw Talked about the event – ZENITH 2020
Sensei Dipak Kumar Shaw said, “It was a wonderful experience hosting the event, amidst the pandemic scenario in the whole country. However, the response we got this year was less compared to the past years. Thanks to the parents who have been so cooperative in allowing their wards for this virtual event.”
About the Organisation
An empty-handed form of martial arts originated in Japan. The World JKFGoju-Kai/Takuji-Kenbukan Association (India) is approved by the German Karate Federation (GKF) & Japan Karate-Do Federation (JKF). Moreover, the association approved by the Karate Association of India (KAI) and the Karate-Do Association of Bengal (KAB) are touching their heights. KAI is an association by the World Karate-Do Federation (WKF) and Asian Karate-Do Federation (AKF).
Leaders of the Organisation
Kyoshi Stanko Kumar is the President of the World JKFGoju-Kai/Takuji-Kenbukan Association. Moreover, Sensei Dipak Kumar Shaw is the Chief Coach & All India representative and the National Judge of KAI in both Kata & Kumite.
Reputed institutions in Kolkata, associated with the organisation and has its branches spread all over West Bengal, Punjab, and Maharashtra. Faculties easily mix with students to train them in a disciplined and beneficial way. Moreover, they provide students with an opportunity to showcase their talent at school, district, state, national as well as international platforms.