Sensei Purandar Sarkar, 5th Dan - Profile of a Shotokan Karate Master

by Arijit Chakraborty
(Kolkata, India)

With AISKA Team & Sensei Sarkar

With AISKA Team & Sensei Sarkar

Sensei Purandar Sarkar 5th Dan, is the first JKA India Black Belt. He won the accolade from JKA in 1981 and thereafter had an unchallenged kata and kumite track record in JKA Nationals in India and also in AIKF Tournaments. Sensei represented India in Commonwealth Games and World Karate Tournaments and has trained under Sensei Enoeda, Sensei David 'Ticky' Donovan, Sensei Yahara, Sensei Maeda and Sensei Tamang, formerly of JKS.

Sensei Sarkar is the disciple of Sensei Anil Sinha, the pioneer of Shotokan Karate in India and living inspirations of 2 generations of karate-ka in India and abroad. He subsequently created AISKA and is the Chief Instructor of the association. Sensei Sarkar continues teaching, training and produced many National Champions. He believes in constant research, he actually implements body mechanics, physiology, anatomical principles, nutrition science, student psychology etc in his training and teaching. The WB headquarters dojo of AISKA is at Calcutta Judo Club.

Sensei Sarkar comes from an illustrious family of Yoga Masters and freedom fighters. His teaching, perfect techniques, masterful insight, dynamic interpretation and continuous R&D are perhaps unparalleled in Indian Karate-do today. Sensei is also one of the head honcho of the West Bengal Karate Association (WBKA) and relentlessly fights for the propagation of true Karate-do without any political or financial interests. He is also highly regarded as a scientific and technology driven coach by Sports Authority of India (SAI)

I have been fortunate to have trained in Shotokan Karate under his able tutelage and still continue to fine tune my techniques under his supervision. Sensei Purandar Sarkar continues to drive us with his genius and inspires us towards perfection in all our endeavours.

Oss Sensei!

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Dec 05, 2012
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Good Old Times
by: david sudhir

Great to see you again on web. Way back in 1983 I saw you in a demo in Andhra University along with great Anil Sinha. Oss

Aug 07, 2012
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The Break
by: Sugu

My gratitude towards dynamic karate for providing this page of Mr.Sarkar and also to Mr.Arijit for providing information about this great personality. I first met him at Y.M.C.A which is situated at S.N.Banerjee street. We used to practise together at Y.M.C.A under Sensei Sinha and Sarkar is a very good friend of mine, and I still remember those days with nostalgia. There were many memorable monent which i want to share among you all and among all this thought, the best of the thought which i remember so prominently is that he broke a newly constructed maki-barai which is made up of polished wood at the gym of Y.M.C.A with his third detrimental punch.., and his action made us all startled. I don't know how many of his colleagues will confess it today but I, along with many was present over there at that time and I was the eye-witness over there.

His performance was awesome at that time and Mr.Arijit if you want that photograph I can provide you that photograph. I don't know about his present performance. Is his performance is still the same like before?

Jul 06, 2012
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The Lethal Weapon
by: Arindam

A couple of days before I was practicing under Sensei sarkar,some of the basic karate technique and he asked me to block his mawa-si-geri which I successfully did and after that I could understand the penetration that I felt.Don't want to speak to much but I just want to reveal one thing,typing this message with my finger by pressing the key is one of the toughest job that i felt today because me arm is still numb and the deadly pain still lingers.

Jun 15, 2012
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Inivitable Sensei
by: Ricky

I am Under Sensei sarkar as his student for the last couple of years and it made me amazed to see this fit person even at the age of 55.His attitude towards life and towards karate is really outstanding and even I am much more amazed after experience his vibration technique.I hope anyone in Bengal would stand a chance before his knowledge and technique in Karate.

May 06, 2012
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Apologize
by: Akash

Sorry Walt,I think I don't use any kind of harsh comment,may be my tone was rude and that I really apologize to you in public.I just dont want to humiliate the writer of this content;all I just want to say is that I have many unveiled rib-roaring data about sarkar which need to be revealed and if the writer want all that data,I could have supply him all those data so that the reality come into check.Again at the end of the comment I really apologize to you all in public for my former harsh comment.

Apr 16, 2012
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Warning...!
by: Walt

If I receive any more derogatory outbursts about the author of this article or the subject, I'll be closing this thread.

This is an Information website guys not a pub..!

Apr 10, 2012
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Purandar Sarkar is an Ideal
by: Rustam Ali Ansari

Purandar Sarkar is an iDeal for us, i have learned so many great techniques and ideas by sir. Really he is a great ideal.

Apr 09, 2012
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Rockstar Of Karate
by: Shayan

Dear jeet, I,as a student of Sensei sarkar appreciate your words that you spoke of Sensei sarkar.I am under the guidance of Sensei sarkar since 1999 and even I have experienced many of his appreciable magical techniques. The various types of lingering intolerable pain of a single technique.His mawa-si-geri,mai-geri,shoto-uke,etc can successfully wipe your life off. I really feel very proud and lucky for being his student for more than a decade.And last but not the least thanks a lot tou you Mr.jeet for typing yopur comment for Sensei Sarkar

Mar 28, 2012
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Mark of a True Karateka
by: Jeet W Sarma

Well Mr. Arijit Thanks for sharing Shihan Purandar Sarkar’s Profile. Although the Article could have been presented in a Better way, still your Efforts are “REALLY APPRECIABLE”.

Regarding our Beloved Sir Purandar Sarkar words are Not enough. I have very new at Karate-Do and has been learning the Art of Karate from the year 2001 only. Still within one decade I has trained under various Instructors till I got introduced to Sir Purandar Sarkar in the year 2007. It was only then that I realized what Karate-Do was all about. Till then only thing I learned from previous Instructors was how to just Show-off/ Demonstrate our Skills. It was from Sir Purandar Sarkar that I realized how Deep & Vast Karate Do as a form of Martial Art & as a Philosophy is
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I was amazed to see such magical skills which I have never seen or heard before. I still remember those moments when he showed me one tiny trick where he hit me on my stomach and I got hurt on my lower back, although nothing happened to my stomach. Well, for me that was Indeed a Magic.

The best part of Sir Purandar Sarkar is, as Mr. Arijit has mentioned - He constantly updates & shares his knowledge about Karate Do by relating it with other Physical canon like Body Dynamics, Anatomy, & Physiology, Nutrition Science & Psychology. I as a Student feel Real Lucky to get someone like him as my Mentor. Just Wish I could spend more time with him to learn few drops of his Knowledge base.

May Almighty Bless our Amazing Sir with All the Good-Wills to Carry forward his Good Deeds.

Thank You Sir, for being part of our Life.

Osss!!

Mar 26, 2012
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super man
by: srikant sharma

Sensei sarkar is great katateka his exelent leg technique which is super, so plz give some action photos of sensei sarkar.

Srikant Sharma
Tata nagar.

Mar 24, 2012
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Great man
by: Dr.maumita

Mr.Purandar Sarkar is our purandar daa he is realy help full man, in my life i never forget his contribution for me and my family,he is not man he is god for me.
Dr. Maumita Basu.

Mar 21, 2012
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A man with a big noble HEART
by: Dipankar Majumdar

Purandar Sarkar is a very important member of our society. He helps us in all our problems with his valuable words and supports.I can never forget his helps like my elder brother.Instead of all he is a GREAT MASTER.

Mar 16, 2012
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shihan purandar sarkar is one of the best karate-do trainer
by: Abdul shakeel

shihan purandar sarkar is a real karete-ka,i have no hesitation to say that my sensai is one of the best karete-do master in the world.i am proud to me that I AM YOUR STUDENT. I never forget his speed of kicks and kime of punches and i mention this, his speed and pulverzing OSHRO-MAWASHI-GERI, the lethal fornt leg MAWASHI-GERI against KIZAMI-ZUKI,GYAKI-ZUKI is mind blasting. I have seen many mind doggling and heart pounding kumite of shihan purandar sarkar, i must also say taht he is real hero in the karete-world and he loves me very much i am with him about 20 years.

My sir is a great and genius person.

SHIHAN PURANDAR SARKAR is truly modern day smurai.

With regards

Abdul Shakeel
3rd dan black belt
Asst.Secretary WBKA.

Mar 16, 2012
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Thanks to Mr Arijit
by: Himansu Senapaty

Mr. Arijit, I am a karate lover & even I know Purandar Sarkar from my childhood days. We did our schooling & college from the same school/college.
I have seen many of his Karate fights(championship)which really galvanized me, his scintillating technique is awesome. Even his scathing injury pusued me in an eerie.
I must mention that any combination of 26 letters will not be enough to defined his personality and dadication, it really pester me when found him as a prey to whom many people played politics & hinder him not to go any higher.

Mar 15, 2012
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Our Sir
by: Ritwik

As a martial artist Purandar Sir"s excellence is beyond doubt.

Mar 15, 2012
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About the legend - Shihan Purandar Sarkar
by: Anirban Biswas

Personally I was very fond of Karate from my school days. I was attached with many karate school in Kolkata. But when came under Sensai Purandar sarkar, I discovered it was fully different way of teaching from other karate school. Hope he is the only Sensai in West Bengal who teaches the true karate. And explains his students how karate can make a person invincible like him.

Mar 15, 2012
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The modern day samurai of India
by: Aryann

Sensei Purandar Sarkar is a true sense karate-ka and undoubtedly one of the best in the world and we are proud of him as a bengali and more as an Indian. Karate for him is more than an art, for him, it is a life style. A life style of a samurai. He truly is a modern day samurai.

Mar 15, 2012
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The Ultimate Fighter
by: Arko

Dear Anonymous,the words that you have written about Sensei Sarkar is absolutely true..and every other words that you have quoted about his causes of downfall is also true but sir/madam you should disclose your name to public and I also know that you are in a state of trepidation of disclosing it.I have seen many mind boggling and heart pounding kumite of Sensei Sarkar and I should mention this,his unfathomable speed and pulverizing front foot mawa-si-geri,the lethal oi-zuki against kizami-zuki is mind blasting.I must also say that his failure is a great loss of Bengal as well as India, and even I will beg to Mr.Arijit to reveal the name of all those eminent personalities those who are behind the reason of his failure.

Mar 13, 2012
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a perfect master
by: swagato

we know our sir is great & he is a genius. . .we r proud of him as a bengali . . .

Mar 13, 2012
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The Real Champ
by: Anonymous

Dear Arijit, you did a superb job by taking the interview of Sensei Sarkar but a plead to give some more details of Sensei sarkar.I know Sensei Sarkar from a very long time and he is really the best one as far I have experienced,his technique,kumite,kata is really a mind-boggling one,and can't be explained in concrete words.But I must say that he suddenly disappeared from among us and there are many people behind this job who backstab him and are the main cause of his downfall.I will be highly obliged if you disclose the name of all those great personalities.

Mar 13, 2012
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Cant understnd the person hu is sensei purandra sarkar.......
by: ajay

Undoubtly person bt cnt understnd thts person sensei purandar sarkar he is champions in indian karate ....i wnt to see in single image of sensei purandar sarkar nd plsss i beg to upload a single image of him........

Mar 12, 2012
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Sensei Purandar Sarkar
by: Anonymous

He is undoubtedly one of the most adorable and best physical trainer existing in India.

Mar 11, 2012
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real Samurai
by: Tapan Baksi

Purandar is true karate-ka he is real master
TAPAN BAKSI
president
calcutta judo club

Mar 10, 2012
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REAL SAMURAI
by: Dr.Chayan

I know sensei sarkar since long he is real SAMURAI in India

Mar 07, 2012
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VERY GOOD PROFILE
by: ravi jaiswal

great one sensei.. inspiring

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