A Brief History of ASKI

Great sports enthusiastic, Professor Dr.Mohd. Seraj Ansari and Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj registered ASKI in 2008 under the agies of the Indian Non-Olympic Association-INOA ( The beginning wasn't so easy because many karate organization are having good supporters but sports-karate there is no supporters. Little by little sports karate started to buid up the network of state level associations to be ready when ever the sport is ready to take off.

Now, Association of Sports Karate India-ASKI acting as best National body of Sports Karate in India, was registered under the Societies Act 25 of 1975 and main aim of the association is to development of Sports Karate and Non-Olympic sports throughout India and to organize Non-Olympic Events such as Training camps, Conference, Seminars and tournaments in the National level. ASKI is also eagerly conduct social awareness programs with support of Indian Non-Olympic Association-INOA. ASKI and its members represent International, National, State, District level Championships as per the World Sports Karate Federation competitions rules and same standard has been maintained for refereeing and judging. ASKI is the national sports karate body which is recognized by the Indian Non-Olympic Association and affiliated with NYKS, Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as well as Asian Sports Karate Federation and World Sports Karate Federation. The ASKI has been established in 2008 with two states (Utterpradesh and Tamilnadu), now it has expanded to 10 states.

What is Sports Karate?

Sports Karate can also be described as a martial art, or fighting method, involving a variety of techniques, including blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, and joint manipulations. Sports Karate practice is divided into three aspects: Kihon (basics), Kata (forms), and Kumite (sparring).
The word karate is a combination of Indians and Japanese characters: In Tamil - Karam means hand and In Japanese kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means "empty hand." Adding the suffix "-do" (pronounced "doe"), meaning "way," i.e., karate-do, implies karate as a total way of life that goes well beyond the self-defense applications. In 2005, Karate has adapted by small group of Indian masters and originates as Sports Karate.

About WSKF

As the International Governing Body for Sports Karate, the World Sports Karate Federation(WSKF) will lead by promoting the game as a world sport, protecting the spirit of the game i.e. Sports-Karate and optimizing commercial opportunities for the benefits of the game and all non-olympic sports worldwide. The WSKF has been founded on April 29th 2005 by India, initiated by Late Master T.Pandiraj. The WSKF & Sports-Karate has been introduced and will be managed by the INOC to the corners of the world.

Our Values

We Respect Seniors -- by giving good respects and accepts their ideas.
We Reward Our Members -- by producing equal opportunity for all members.
We Value Our People -- by attracting, developing and recognizing outstanding people and caring for them and their Karate Family.
We Operate with Integrity -- by treating our members, students & instructors in a fair and honest manner and we would want to be treated.

Our Principles

Create and maintain an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
Encourage every team members to take risk, initiative, results and never be afraid to make honest mistake.
Do what we say we're going to do and more than is expected.
Against we not a against organization but we produce more innovative, responsive solutions to their needs.
And finally, while we are building this great organization with more innovative.