Published On : Tue, Oct 26th, 2021
Sports News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Karate Brown Belt awarded to Shivam Sontakke in ‘Belt Gradation’

Nagpur: The MITSUYA-KAI Hayashi-ha Shito-Ryu Karate-Do India organized, for the first time in two years after Covid-19 lockdown,  “Belt Gradation” with all protocols Main Branch-Karate Hall, Divisional Krida  Sankul Indoor Stadium, Mankapur in Nagpur on October 24 from 7 am to 10 am.  The Black Belt Gradation was conducted by Hanshi Dr. Zakir S Khan.


Karate is divided into two main grades or ranks which are called “Dan” for Black Belt and “Kyu” grades for all Colour Belts. From the colors of the Karate belt one can easily judge about the rank and the level of expertise about any person doing Karate. The successful completion of each Belt and students must demonstrate knowledge of certain skills required.


The following are the student fighters who were awarded honor of various Belts after completion of Belt Gradation, assisted by Sensei Sarvesh Gaidhane, Sensei Tarul Barve, Sensei Sufiyan Mugal, Sensei Tina Barve, Sensei  Mrunal Wankhede, and Sensei Shraddha Allewar.


All Belt Awarded Players are as under:




1)      Azmat Baig , 2) Lavanya Wawre, 3) Krishna Singh, 4) Ayan Kothari, 5) Yatharth Wawre, 6) Yuvraj Mishra, 7) Aditya Sontakke , 8) Sauleha Baig, and 9) Vanshaj Gopalani.




1)      Afzal Baig, 2) Sudhiksha Adhikari, 3) Maahi Kukreja.


BLUE BELT (6th Kyu)


1)      Garima Barange, 2) Siddhi Saoji , 3) Rishikesh Bawankar.




1)      Mohd Yahya, 2) Chetan Barange, 3) Altamash Ansari.




1)      Atharv Ingle, 2) Afnan Ahmed, 3) Mohd Arish Ahmed, 4) Shreya Saoji, 5) Anis Khurpadi.




1)      Shivam Sontakke


The Belts were honored by Hanshi Dr. Zakir S Khan. He said all belts besides the white belt can have dashes to indicate further progress. Belt grading is an effective indicator of student progress. He expressed progression of learning Karate as under:

  1. Position —  Stance,
  2. Balance — Control of position
  3. Coordination — Control of balance and position in technique
  4. Form — Performing above correctly
  5. Speed — Increase the rate of performance without loss of form
  6. Power — Strengthening the technique
  7. Reflex — The technique becomes a natural movement. It is essential that the progression is not rushed but instead developed at each stage.