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SENSEI, INDISHE SENANAYAKE (3rd Dan - Okinawa)
- Representative & Chief Instructor -
Sri Lanka Branch of Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate-Do Kyudokan Federation




Sensei, Indishe Senanayake began studying Martial Arts at his early age. He joined the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Shorinkan Karate Society in his school, Ananda College, Colombo a very leading Buddhist School in Sri Lanka. He worked as the secretary, the president and the assistant instructor of his school Karate Society. He organized many demonstrations and other work in his Society to develop the style.

Indishe Sensei received his Shodan in 1998. He was also awarded at the Colors Nite 2000 of Ananda College Colombo for his performance in Karate

At that time he began practicing Shoko Ryu Renbukai Karate and received his Shodan in 2000.

He was appointed as the Representative in Sri Lanka for Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate Do Kyudokan Association in 2002 and received Nidan from Hanshi Minoru Higa in Kyudokan and from Soke, Dan Hausel in Seiyo Shorin Ryu.

Sensei, Indishe is affiliated with many international Martial Arts Federations, and holds representation in Sri Lanka.

Sensei Indishe is the sole participant from Sri Lanka in the 2003 Okinawa Karate Do Kobudo World Tournament, which was held in Okinawa, Japan in August 2003. In this visit to Okinawa he improved his techniques under the guidance of Hanshi, Minoru Higa and Technical Director, Hanshi Oscar Higa at the Kyudokan Hombu Dojo in Naha, Okinawa.

Sensei Indishe also underwent a special Kobudo (Traditional Okinawan Weaponry) training in Gushikawa City, Okinawa under the well-known Kobudo Grand Master, Hanshi Kotaro Iha (9th Dan), founder of the Ryu Kyu Kobudo Ryu Kon Kai Association.

Sensei Indishe who is in the prestigious list of very few Sri Lankan Karate teachers who has trained in Okinawa, 'the Mecca of Karate', participated in demonstrations, which were held parallel to the 2003 World Tournament and in seminars conducted by old Grand Masters, who were named as the Living Cultural Treasures by the Okinawa Ken Government. Sensei, Indishe attended the seminars of Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato (10th Dan-Shorinkan) and Hanshi Katsuya Miyahira (10th Dan-Shidokan).

Indishe was promoted to Sandan (3rd Dan) in Shorin-Ryu Kyudokan Karate-do by Grand Master Minoru Higa in 2006. He was promoted to Yondan (4th Dan) in Seiyo No Shorin Ryu karate Kobudo Kai, USA by Soke, Dan Hausel.

He was appointed as the Sri Lanka Representative of International Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Man Lian Club by Shifu Liu Yong in 2006, and trained tai chi under Master Liu Yong.

Sensei Indishe has conducted many training camps for foreign students at the request of foreign Martial Art Instructors in his Sri Lankan Hombu Dojo in Moratuwa and abroad.

Also he has performed Okinawa Karate and Kobudo in many stages on many occasions with his students and learned and taught Karatedo in many countries.

Indishe Sensei has organized many Martial Arts Seminars in Sri Lanka, conducted by leading Masters in the world.

In my career of Karate-do, I would like to thank Hanshi Minoru Higa, Hanshi Oscar Higa, members of the Higa Family Hanshi Kotaro Iha, and many other Okinawan Karate teachers. And also I must be thankful to Cristian Lugani Sensei (Argentina), Soke Dan Hausel (USA), Shihan Sakhria Mourad (Tunisia). And I can t forget the help of Sensei S.L. Pradeep (Shorinkan-Sri Lanka), Shihan Tyronne Mendis (Shoko Ryu Renbukai-Sri Lanka) and the help of my parents, my friends and my students says Sensei Indishe Senanayake.

Sensei has written many articles to various local & international magazines on the subject of Martial Arts. He graduated in B.Sc. Engineering and currently a Postgraduate.

If you want to know any information about Karate you can contact him through his e-mail address indishe@gmail.com



~ Indishe Sensei at his Home Dojo ~


AWARDS & TITLES IN MARTIAL ARTS:

  • Sri Lankan Representative of Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate do Kyudokan Association, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Sri Lanka Representative- Ryu Kyu Kobudo Ryukonkai Association, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Sri Lanka Representative- International Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Man Lian Club, Jiangsu, China.
  • Sri Lanka Representative- Seiyo Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai, USA
  • Sri Lanka Representative- ITBF, Germany
  • Sri Lanka Representative- International Bushite Ryu Federation, UK.
  • Sri Lanka Represntative- World Black Belt Union, Pakistan.
  • Sri Lanka Represntative- World Tebma Martial Arts Federation.
  • Sri Lanka Represntative- United States Police Defensive Tactics Association, USA.
  • Sri Lanka Representative- International Budo Sport Federation, Germany.
  • Sri Lanka Representative- Dong-Koo Yudo Kwan, Korea.
  • Sri Lanka Representative- World Organization of Mixed Martial Arts, USA.
  • Member- International Alliance Of Martial Arts Schools, UK.
  • Member- World Head of Society.
  • Member- World Organizer of Martial Arts, KSA.
  • Shodan in Okinawa Shorin Ryu Shorinkan Karatedo (1998)
  • Certificate of merit in Karate at Colors Nite Ananda College Colombo in 2000.
  • Shodan in Shoko Ryu Renbukai Karate, Tokyo, Japan (IPKF) (2000)
  • Nidan in Seiyo No Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai (2002)
  • Nidan in Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate do Kyudokan (2002)
  • Nidan in GOAITHY Institute of Taekwondand Aikido (WBBU) Pakistan.
  • Role of Honour Award by the Galaxy Tae Kwon Do Organization of Pakistan (2003).
  • Sandan in Seiyo No Shorin Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai (2004).
  • WOMA Sports Award (2004).
  • Certificate of Appreciation, by WOMA, USA (2005).
  • Sandan in Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate do Kyudokan (2006)
  • Man of the year in Martial Arts 2006 - awarded by Karate Times Magazine India.
  • First places in Karate Kata, Bo Kata, and Sai Kata events at International Goodwill Karatedo Kobudo Championship held at Police Auditorium, Kannur, India.- 2007
  • Appreciation Certificate - World Organizer of Martial Arts, KSA (2007).
  • Yondan in Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu karate Kobudo Kai, USA (2007)
  • Registered under Sri Lanka Karate-do Federation (Approved by the Ministry of Sports)
  • Registered under Sri Lanka School Karate Association (Registered under Ministry of Education)


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