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International Friendship Association formed

South African Karate ka takes top positions in new body.

At the formation of the International Karate Friendship (Shinboku -Kai) Association, an organisation for instructors with origins in the Indian Sub Continent, in November of last year, three of South Africa's top karate ka landed with senior positions. Sensei's Sonny Pillay (Shotokan International), Aneel Dowlath (SKI) and Hoosain Narker (Ashihara Kai) were elected as Chairperson, Treasurer and General Secretary respectively at a meeting attended by representatives from 10 countries.

According to Sensei Pillay, Karate has its origins in India and one of the reason for forming this body was to get Indian Martial Artists to work together for mutual advancement. The Organisation already had its first get together in May in South Africa and will be having its Inaugural Championships in Durban, South Africa in September of this year.

For further information contact Hoosain Narker at Tel/Fax 021 7011701 or by e-mail.

1. Reasons for Founding

1.1. To get together Instructors with roots in the Indian sub-continent.

1.2. If these instructors are united they will be able to feature more prominently and be able to argue more substantially.

1.3. A wealth of experience exists amongst Indian Instructors, and this could be shared amongst one another for mutual benefit.

1.4. By sharing expertise, it would mean less dependance on Japanese and European instructors.

1.5. If we remain separated we would always be weak and never be able to play a major role in World Karate affairs.

2. Aims and Objectives

2.1. To arrange Technical and Referee courses.

2.2. To arrange Bi-Annual Championships.

2.3. To arrange activities which could create greater co-operation amongst members.

Members of International Friendship Association

Executive Committee

Chairperson :

Sonny Pillay, 47 years old- 5 dan Shotokan International

P.O. Box 4240, Durban, 4000, South Africa.

Tel/Fax: +27 31 832 994

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1st Vice-Chairperson :

T. Ponnaiah, 50 years old- 6 dan Hayashi Ha Shito Ryu

15, 12/18A Taman Mastiara, Jalan IPOH, Batu 5, 51200, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

Tel. +60 3 62 33 611

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2nd Vice-chairperson :

Irfan Baig, 45 years old- Administrator 21 years Bando

83/127, Double Room "K" Area, Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Tel: +92 21 506 0802 Fax: +92 21 568 2655

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General Secretary :

Hoosain Narker, 33 years old- 5 dan Ashihara Karate

P.O. Box 117, Retreat, 7965, South Africa.

Tel/Fax: +27 21 7011701

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Treasurer :

Aneel Dowlath, 28 years old- 2 dan Shotokan International

P.O. Box 61730, Bishopsgate, 4008, South Africa.

Tel: +27 31 269 2988 Fax: +27 31 269 2987

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Technical Co-ordinator:

K. Anathan, 43 years old- 6 dan Goju Ryu

173, Tambahan Baru, Lorong 6, Jelapang, 30020 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Tel: +60 5 527 5089 Fax: +60 5 242 4237

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Founding Members :

Munover Karimbhai, 41 years old- 4 dan Goju Ryu

Murtaz Karimbhai, 45 years old -4 dan Goju Ryu

P.O. Box 11759, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 2 762 795 Fax: +254 2 760 445

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Yogendranath Mungroosing, 35 years old- 5 dan JKF Goju Kai

15 Ave, Des Orchidees, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius.

Tel/Fax: + 230 454 9794

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Samah Chetty, 28 years old- 2 dan Shotokan International

C/o 15 Ave, Des Orchidees, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius.

Tel: +230 454 7045

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Himayun Kabir Jewel, 30 years old- 4 dan Shotokan International

148 East Raza Bazar, Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh.

Tel: +880 2 410 592 Fax: + 880 2 835 369

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Anura Kaththriarachchi, ? years old - ? dan Gensei Ryu

2F6 Dai 1, Izumi So, Oizumi-Cho, Nerimaku, Tokyo, Japan.

Tel/Fax: + 81 3 53 87 82 07

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Babar Ismail Butt, ? years old - ?dan Shotokan International

Kwaja House, Khaliq Street 7, Shalimar Town, Lahore, Pakistan.

Tel: +92 42 335 886 H, +92 42 665 3386/7

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Patrons

Imtias Abdulla WKF Vice-President. UFAK President - South Africa.

M.K. Bobby Naidoo - South Africa

Shan Chandrashekar - Canada

M. Jayakumar - Malaysia

K. Govindasami - Malaysia

Anil Sinha - India (Vietnam)

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Other Members :

Ramesh Jaysingh, ? years old - 4 Dan JKA Shotokan

Makinnon Mackenzie Bldg, 3rd Floor, Ballard Estate, Mumbai 400 001, India.

Tel: +91 22 261 2667W, +91 22 364 4201H,

+91 22 261 1549Fax

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Praveen Ranka - ? Years old - 6 Dan Kenkokan Karatedo

532 Brindavan Bldg, 2nd Floor, Avenue Rd, Bangalore, 563332, India.

Tel: +91 22 606 9193W

Fax +91 80 6633835

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K.N.S. Pillai- ? Years old - 4 Dan SKAI

P.O. Box 8104, Bandra East, Mumbai 400 051, India.

Tel: +91 22 645 6510 H

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Rajesh Ahuja, ? Years old - 3 Dan JKA Shotokan

D-58, Ground Floor, Mahendru Enclave, Opp. Model Town 10, Delhi 110033, India.

Tel: +91 7231048

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Tarun Chakraborty, ? years old - 2 Dan Seigo Ryu Karatedo

B-344, C.R. Park, New Delhi 110019 India.

Tel: +91 644 934

E-Mail: c/o Mr A. Bhatacharya c/o MR THOMAS<uem@del2.vsnl.net.in

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