Shihan Shivaji Ganguly 6th Degree Black Belt, Tokyo, Japan.

Branch Chief of India.
International Examiner & Judge.
Former Chairman of Asian Region & Board Member of World Karate Organization

Shihan Shivaji Ganguly started practicing martial art in 1975. He started practicing Kyokushin Karate in 1977. Since then he toiled vigorously and strenuously and taken every possible steps to promote and develop Kyokushin Karate in India. He went to Japan many times for attending several World Karate Championships, International Camps, International Seminars, Instructorship Course and extremely hard and specialized Uchideshi (Monk hood) Training under the legendary Grand Master - SOSAI MASUTATSU OYAMA. Beside this he trained with renowned Seniors and dignified Instructors of Kyokushin Karate time to time. He traveled different parts of the world to attend several Kyokushin activities.
He is the only Indian and probably the only Asian to achieve all-round positions in Kyokushin Karate. Presently he presides at the apex in Asia. Moreover Shihan Shivaji Ganguly is the Branch Chief of India, International Judge, International Examiner, Asian Chairman and Board Member of the World Karate Organization (WKO) Shinkyokushinkai. He is the only Asian to be one of the Judge in the Finals of last three consecutive World Karate Championships held at Tokyo, Japan. He is only Indian to be invited by the President of WKO to perform demonstration in the All Japan Karate Tournament.
He never compromised with anything for the betterment of Karate even by sacrificing a lot in his life. In the beginning of his career he was in banking services which he finally left and decided to concentrate even more for the development and promotion of this noble art. He is trying his best to put our country among the front liners in the World of Karate.

Training Experience
Year
Event
Venue
1983 Special Camp Singapore
1984 Uchi Deshi Training at World Karate H.Q. Japan
1985 Summer Camp & Uchi Deshi training at World H.Q. Japan
1986 Branch Chief Camp & Instructorship training at World H.Q. Japan
1987 Special Advance camp Japan
1990 Branch Chief Training (Instructorship training) Japan
1991 Branch Chief Training (Instructorship training) Japan
1994 Training & Seminar Kathmandu, Nepal
1994 Special Advance Camp & Seminar Honolulu, Hawaii
1995 Training & Seminar Singapore
1996 Training & Seminar Yokohama, Japan
1996 Special Advance Camp Switzerland
1997 Special Seminar Calcutta, Indiaq
1998 Advance Camp & Seminar by Senior Japanese Instructor Calcutta, India
1999 Special Seminar by Senior Japanese Instructor Calcutta, India
1999 Special Training Hiratsuka, Japan
2002 Special Training & Seminar Fukuoka, Japan
2002 Special Training & Seminar Chiba, Japan
     
Tournament Experience (Represented India)
Year
Event
Venue
1979 Second World Karate Tiurnament Japan
1981 International Karate Tournament (Achieved 6th Place) Jakarta, Indonesia
1982 Asia Tournament (Achieved 2nd Place) Singapore
1985 Asian Pacific Tournament (Achieved 4th Place) Honolulu
     
Coach
Year
Event
Venue
1984 Indian Coach for the 3rd World Karate Tournament  
1987 Indian Coach for the 4th World Karate Tournament  
1988 Indian Coach for the Commonwealth Tournament  
1990 Indian Coach for the 4th Asian Karate Tournament  
1991 Indian Coach for the 5th World karate Tournament  
1992 Indian Coach for the 5th Asian Karate Tournament  
1992 Indian Coach for the International Tournament  
1994 Indian Coach for the 6th Asian Karate Tournament  
1996 Indian Coach for the 6th World Karate Tournament  
1997 Indian Coach for the 7th Asian Championship  
1999 7th World Karate Championship  
2001 2nd World Cup Open Karate Championship  
     
International Tournament Judging
Year
Event
Venue
1983 Judge in Sri Lankan Karate Tournament Sri Lanka
1988 Judge in Commonwealth Karate Tournament Australia
1990 Judge in Asian Karate Tournament Japan
1991 Judge in 5th World Karate Tournament Japan
1992 Judge in 5th Asian Karate Tournament Sri Lanka
1992 Judge in the International Tournament Singapore
1994 Judge in 6th Asian Karate Tournament Kathmandu, Nepal
1996 Judge in 6th World Karate Tournament Yokohama, Japan
1996 Judge in International Karate Tournament Kathmandu, Nepal
1996 Judge in Sri Lankan Karate Tournament Sri Lanka
1997 Judge in 7th Asian Karate Tournament Calcutta, India
1999 Judge in 2nd Kyokushin Cup Calcutta, India
1999 (Sep) Judge in International Tournament Hiratsuka, Japan
2000 (Dec) All Japan Tournament Chiba, Japan
2001 Judge in 7th World Tournament Tokyo, Japan
2002 2nd World Cup Karate Tournament Budapest, Hungary
2003 1st Fukuoka International Open Karate Tournament Fukuoka, Japan
2004 8th World Karate Tournament Tokyo, Japan
  International Karate Championship Nepal
2005 World Cup Osaka, Japan
2007 World Championship Tokyo, Japan
2008 13th Asian Championship Anuradhapur, Srilanka
2009 World Cup St. Peter'sberg, Russia
2011 World Championship Tokyo, Japan