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Y.K.K.F. stands for YUDANSHA KOBUJITSU KARATE – DOH FEDERATION (Black belt ancient martial arts empty handed ways).
Y.K.K.F. is a fraternal organization of many arts and styles recognizing the intrinsic worth and value of every system. Martial arts are founded upon universal principles of MOVEMENT, MORALITY ETIQUETTE.
It is in the spirit of Budo (Martial ways) that all schools of Y.K.K.F. work in harmony with each other for their mutual advancement and the discovery of the meaning and the ultimate purpose of budo.
RESPECT, HONOUR & FRATERNITY are the values that shares the members of Y.K.K.F
The Y.K.K.F. was founded in 1978 by RON YAMANAKA and it can count thousands of members in many countries, in particular : Antigua , Armenia , Belgium , Bulgaria , Canada , Cuba , Dominican Rep. , France , Hungary, India , Israel , Italy , Jamaica , Portugal , Russia , Singapore , Switzerland Ukraine , United Kingdom & USA.
The Y.K.K.F. - WORLD PRESIDENT is GIOVANNI DI MEGLIO SHIHAN , 7th DAN KYOSHI , Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do & Ju-jitsu, RON YAMANAKAS direct student. He has been living in the world of martial arts for 40 years teaching and learning in many dojos all over the world.
BENEFITS OF JOINING Y.K.K.F.
1. See the world and learn new cultures , the Y.K.K.F. has members in more than 22 countries. We organize a symposium in a different country each year. You can train in any of the countries affiliated dojos.
2. You can access to the most respected martial arts instructors in the world.
3. You learn the traditions and the meanings behind martial arts.
4. The ranks that you earn in the YKKF approved dojos are recognized worldwide.
5. You are a part of an organization that applies high ethical standards.
6. You are a part of the worldwide movement to unify martial arts.
SENSEI JEHANGIR SHROFF is the President & Chief Instructor for Y.K.K.F.(INDIA) and is the only Indian representative for Y.K.K.F.(INTERNATIONAL). He has been in the field of martial arts for over 37 years. He has had the experience of training in various martial arts under the guidance of SAIKO SHIHAN RON YAMANAKA (FOUNDER OF Y.K.K.F. INTERNATIONAL) 9th Degree Black Belt – Shaolin Chuan Fa , 8th Degree Black Belt Aiki Jujutsu ,8th Degree Black Belt Okinawan Goju Ryu (Jundokan) , Menkyo Kaiden Shindo Ryu Jujutsu & Canadian Chief Instructor (Shibucho) of Okinawan Goju Ryu Jundokan. Yudansha Kobujitsu Karate Doh Federation (India) i.e. Y.K.K.F. (INDIA) has been established in the year Oct. 1997 and has trained thousands of students in Traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate & Judo/ Jujitsu. Y.K.K.F.(India) teaches three different aspects of martial arts namely physical , intellectual and mental. Along with the physical training we also teach history of Goju Ryu, awareness of other martial arts and Japanese terminology.
Within Y.K.K.F.(India) there are 3 distinct martial arts namely :
1. KARATE (Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Do) Under Sensei Jehangir Shroff (6th Dan Black Belt)
2. JUDO & JUJITSU Under Sensei Manohar Bangera (7th Dan Black Belt) & Sensei Yatish Bangera (6th Dan Black Belt) , Directors of Bombay Judo Club .
3. TAI CHI CHUAN Under Sifu Carlton Hill Martial Arts classes are being conducted at more than 20 centres in Mumbai (Dadar-E, Matunga, Wadala, Parel, Princess Street, Colaba, Pali Hill, Khar, Santacruz & Andheri.
Karate classes are also conducted at Khandala, Lonavala, Pune, Jalna & Goa.
PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL COACHING IN KARATE & FITNESS ALSO GIVEN AT YOUR OWN CONVENIENT PLACE & TIMING.
Every year two camps are conducted at different places throughout India where the students are imparted rigorous training in Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate , Judo & Jujitsu , Weapon Training and theoretical knowledge about martial arts. This training teaches the children to concentrate and achieve goals , discipline , self respect , respect for others and develops their self confidence , which are the natural benefits of karate do discipline. It also directs the extra energy of hyper active children in a constructive way and raises the energy level of lethargic youngsters. Character building is a major part of the training and is of great value to the children and adults. It is our goal here at all the dojos to help students better their health and enhance their overall self-development (concentration , confidence , self-control and self-discipline) through physical training and mental discipline using traditional martial arts.
Sensei Jehangir Shroff has been in the field of Martial Arts since the year 1978. He also had the opportunity to train under Shihan Vispy Kapadia, Sensei Hoshi Batliwalla, Shihan Pervez Mistry, the Pioneer of Indian Karate & lastly Saiko Shihan RON MICHIO YAMANAKA - 9TH Dan Black Belt - Founder Y.K.K.F. from Canada & Shihan GIOVANNI DIMEGLIO - 7th Dan Black Belt - Y.K.K.F. INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT from Italy.
Sensei Jehangir Shroff has travelled to Japan , Indonesia , Phillipines , Malaysia , Singapore ,Honkong , Dubai , Canada, England, Belgium & Okinawa to take part in training seminars and tournaments and has won innumerable laurels and trophies.
Y.K.K.F.(India) is affiliated to KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (KAI) which is a member of World Karate Federation / Asian Karate Do Federation / South Asian Karate Do Federation & Common Wealth Karate Federation.
In the year Oct. 1997 , Sensei Jehangir Shroff got affiliated to Yudansha Kobujitsu Karate-Doh Federation (International) under the guidance of Ron Yamanaka – 9th Dan Menkyo Kaiden Saiko Shihan – Founder of Y.K.K.F. (International) , which is having affiliations with more than 25 countries in the world . Sensei Shroff was graded Godan (5th Dan Black Belt) in Canada and was made the Indian President for Y.K.K.F.(International) by Shihan Ron Yamanaka.
In the year 1998 , Sensei Jehangir Shroff , also started JUDO / JUJITSU under the guidance of Sensei Manohar Bangera – 7th Dan Black Belt & Sensei Yatish Bangera – 7th Dan Black Belt , Directors of Bombay Judo Club.
In the year 2001, Sensei Shroff participated at the Y.K.K.F. International Symposium conducted at Korseal, Belgium. Training was imparted to Orphan girls of the Bombay Vigilance Association
“Balikashram” , Dadar – CR, free of cost. A landmark in the history of the organization was the Martial Arts Training Programme organized in Mumbai from Feb. 28 to March 1 , 2004 where Shihan Giovanni Di Meglio – 7th Dan Black Belt – YKKF World President & Sensei Diego Gruer – 3rd Dan Black Belt –Technical Director YKKF (Italy) , conducted the training programme , which was a resounding success. Shri Prataprao Dighavkar , DCP –Zone IV was the Chief Guest.
In the year 2005, Sensei Shroff participated at the Y.K.K.F. International Symposium conducted at Hatfield, England under Shihan Barry Mitchell (YKKF UK President).
Electrolux Femme Force Self-defence Programme for Ladies was conducted for 4 days at Rustom Baug, Byculla from June 2 to June 5, 2005 were more than 70 girls / ladies participated in this training programme.
Self-defence Programme for Ladies was also conducted at Cusrow Baug, Colaba on June 18 , 19 , 25 & 26, 2005 under the banner Y.K.K.F.(India).
It is our honour to state that YKKF (India) under the guidance of Sensei Jehangir Shroff had organised a Martial Arts Training Programme, the only first and one of its kind in India where International Masters of highest rank and repute had imparted training in KARATE, JUJUTSU, AIKI JUJITSU, SHAOLIN KUNG FU & KOBUDO wherein all the 22 affiliated countries in the world had participated in this event, which was held at The Residence, Hotel & Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai from Feb.3 to 5, 2006. More than 10 International Masters along with their 50 students plus 500 Indian students had participated in this symposium. Karate training also imparted to the Army personnels and their children of Signal Company at the Army Headquarters, Navy Nagar, Mumbai.
Training Programme was also conducted to create awareness regarding physical fitness and self-defence for the staff of Big Buzz 92.7 FM , Malad and Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd., Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E) in the month of Sept. & Oct, 2007.
Martial Arts demonstration given to the Thane Police Force on Feb. 26, 2008 for teaching Martial Arts to the Thane Police Force.
In the year 2008 (Oct. 19 to 30), Sensei Shroff participated at the Y.K.K.F. (Uchi Deshi Keko) conducted at Udine, Italy with his students Farhad Tengra, Rohaan Shroff & Tina Tengra.
Karate Training given to the ladies of FORSHE (exclusive ladies taxi service) from June 2009.
Sensei Jehangir Shroff also participated at the Okinawa Traditional Karate & Kobudo World Tournament in Okinawa, Japan in the month of August 2009. He also had the opportunity to train in the JUNDOKAN Dojo, Naha City, Okinawa, one of the world's prestigious Okinawa Goju Ryu Dojo under Sensei Eiichi Miyazato. Training was imparted by Kinjo Sensei (8th Dan Black Belt) & Taira Sensei (8th Dan Black Belt).
Martial Arts Training Programme organized in Mumbai (Oct. 2009) where Shihan Giovanni Di Meglio – 7th Dan Black Belt – YKKF World President & Sensei Jiten Kundalia , conducted the training programme , which was a resounding success. Sensei Shroff was graded Rokudan (6th Dan Black Belt) & also given the title of “Shihan” by Y.K.K.F. World President – Shihan Giovanni Di Meglio at the Y.K.K.F. India Symposium in Mumbai (October 25, 2009).
Fitness & Self-defence Programme was conducted for Teachers & Parents at Green Meadows School, Goa – Feb. 20 & 21, 2015.
Presently YKKF (India) is having more than 25 Institutions / Schools in Mumbai, Khandala, Lonavala, Pune, Goa & Jalna imparting training in Karate, Judo & Jujitsu. YKKF(India) students are provided with maximum exposure for participating at the Inter School / Inter College , District , State , National & International level competitions and have won innumerable laurels in the same.