The School of Indian Karate(SoIK) is a prestigious institute, imparting knowledge of the martial arts to students across Bangalore. Running over an impressive period of 40 years, SoIK has achieved many milestones during this period, training thousands of students in self-defense. Our school is also ISO 9001:2015 Certified.
SoIK is modelled on the ancient and powerful form of traditional Indian martial art, Kalaripayattu (the 'Mother of all Martial Arts'). Kalaripayattu, with its origins from India, is a sport teaching its followers to maintain high fitness levels and mental focus for effective self-defense. The master of SoIK has reworked the art to suit modern lifestyles while retaining core practices and principles of the art. Our senior lady instructor (Black belt), also teaches self defence to women, on how to handle difficult circumstances.
Children and adults of all ages require more than a regular school and college education for an all-round development. A healthy lifestyle requires good fitness levels. To this end, SoIK focuses on an optimal exercise regime designed to enhance physical fitness.
Karate helps improve powers of concentration in students enrolled with the school through yoga based medidation techniques. Students are taught to be respectful to their seniors and their instructors.SoIKs foremost goal is to strenghthen the mind as much as it does the body.
The martial art form taught at SoIK has been adapted to teach students self-defense, develop concentration, self confidence, mental awareness and achieve full body control through discipline and physical fitness. Mr.Suresh Rao, Chief Instructor of this Dojo, has been practicing and teaching the art form for over 40 years. Under Mr. Suresh Rao's tutelage, SoIK has been participating and winning championship trophies in tournaments at State, National and International levels.
This school has consistently produced national and international champions for more than a decade and continues to hone students' skills to achieve at various competitive levels. All students are dedicated to uplifting the style, art and brand value of the school. Besides school and college participants, SoIK has witnessed achievers and champions from various professional fields like police officers, army commanders, naval officers ,doctors, customs officers, professors and engineers / software professionals.If you are looking to be a Karateka, School of Indian Karate is one of the best institutes, with highly skilled and dedicated faculty and superior training techniques for a well-rounded, overall development. This school is proud of its pupils spanning across all age groups
Our master has perfected himself in this art over a period of 40 years. He has glorious achievements , some of which include:
Karnataka State Open Champion from 1984-1990
Overall Champion in Karnataka State level and awarded as Best fighter of the year 1989
National Champion (AIKF) from 1990-1994
All India National Black Belt Champion from 1994-1997
Selected for Internationals from Govt of India in 1997
Rastriya Shourya Kala Rathna Prasasthi (in 2017) for the practice of Traditional Martial Arts in Karate for 40 years. Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India
Our master has an array of skills comprising of
Wrestling, Kick Boxing, Marmakala and Yoga
Senior Instructors under the guidance of Master Suresh Rao
She has been practising this art for the past 24 yrs and has received laurels at the state and national levels from 1992 to till now. She is a senior student who is a Black Belt holder. Mrs. M L Tara is conducting classes in many institutions and International schools.
He has been practising the art for 16 years with 10 State & National titles. He is a senior student who is a Black Belt Holder and is handling classes in many Institutions and Software Companies.