Karate Association of Bengal has organised Advance Technical Karate Webinar
Jun 11, 2021 20:30 [IST]
Last Update: Jun 11, 2021 20:30 [IST]
In the second phase of the pandemic, Karate Association of Bengal
came up once again with a golden opportunity, and brought a world class
international trainer to enhance the knowledge of the Bengal players and
coaches, by organizing an “ADVANCE TECHNICAL KARATE WEBINAR” by Hanshi Sonny
Pillay and Sensei Brando Pillay of South Africa.
Around 200 players and coaches participated in this Webinar from
all corners of Bengal, which included districts far from Alipurduar to
Bardhaman and Murshidabad to Nadia.
Hanshi Sonny Pillay is the President of Commonwealth Karate
Federation and he is also a member of the Technical Committee of World Karate
Federation. Sensei Brando Pillay is the licensed Coach of the WKF and head of
Technical Convenor of Karate South Africa. At the age of 70, Hanshi Sonny
Pillay is said to be a living legend in world karate and he has also produced
many International level players, during his active days as a coach. Above all,
it is truly an honour and a matter of pride that Hanshi Sonny Pillay is a
member of the Technical Committee of World Karate Federation.
The Webinar was inaugurated by Sensei Vijay Tewari (President of
Karate India Organisation) and with Hanshi Bharat Sharma (mentor of Karate
India Organisation). In his words, Hanshi Sonny Pillay appreciated the hard
work and efforts of Hanshi Premjit Sen, who tirelessly kept on doing something
for the betterment of the players and coaches of Bengal, during this crisis
time of the pandemic. He dedicated this Webinar to all the near and dear ones,
whom we have lost during the pandemic and also to those who are still fighting
it. He also said that the Father of Nation of South Africa, Late Nelson
Mandela, once said that “sports have the power to unite nations” and thus he is
proud to follow the sayings by being a part of this Webinar. Sensei Vijay
Tewari appealed to everyone to be safe and careful during the pandemic and also
urged the players and coaches to enhance their knowledge by practicing karate
and learn from senior karatekas whenever possible.
The Vote of Thanks was given
By Kyoshi Joydeb Mondal (General Secretary of KAB), who thanked the Guests for
encouraging the players and coaches by sharing their valuable knowledge during
this time of the pandemic.
In future too, the Karate Association of Bengal has planned
various Training Webinars at the National and International level, which will
be conducted by world class players and coaches. Most importantly, not a single
rupee was charged from any of the players or coaches, to participate in all