Invoking a Healthy Spirit with the Master of Martial Arts
Martial Arts can be traced to ancient global civilisations and is no doubt crucial in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Keeping this in mind, Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy has been imparting martial arts training since the 1980’s. Established by legendary Martial Artist Shihan Shivaji Ganguly in the year 1980, it was called Indian Oyama Karate Do Kyokushinkaikan at that time. In the year 2016 it was renamed in Shihan Shivaji Ganguly’s honour as Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy Mind & body by Mr. Shibayan Ganguly.
The academy is headed by Sensei Shibayan Ganguly and Sensei Shyamantak Ganguly among others. It is directly affiliated to JKA India which is affiliated to Karate Association India and World Karate Federation. The Academy focuses on 2 kinds of Martial Arts. The first is Kyokushin Karate, which is a stand up, full contact karate having origins in Japan. Second is Kalahi System of Philipino Martial arts which is best for street combat and efficient self-defence. In fact this is one of the best martial arts form for women engaged in this sport.
Martial arts have a long history in India and their origins can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Given the volatile acts of violence all around, it is crucial for the youth to be able to stand up for themselves. And Shivaji Ganguly’s Academy Mind and Body help you to do just that. The primary aim of the academy is to impart martial arts training in a way that enables a student to stand up for him or herself in times of crisis. Not only children but the academy also has various programs for adults to learn about the capabilities of their mind and body. It was primarily an academy for Kyokushin Karate but now many other forms of Martial Arts have been introduced. Recently Kalahi Filipino Martial Arts Classes have started along with Martial Arts classes.
Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy Mind and Body is run by an amazing team who believe in certain ideals. Their primary aim is to provide authentic martial training, development of physical as well as mental strength, focus on real life self-defence training. With a team of internationally qualified instructors and a rich legacy of 40 years, this is one of the most prestigious academies for martial arts in the city. Also, unlike many others, your child can receive quality training at an extremely affordable rate. Not only that, this is one of the foremost academy of martial arts which offer a huge array of both indoor and outdoor training facilities to ensure all round knowledge. Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy Mind and Body has many branches across the city at multiple locations from Bhawanipur, Southern Avenue, Behala, Lake Gardens (indoor) to Elgin road, Alipur, Sarat Bose road (outdoor). Not to mention there are new branches of the academy which are awaiting inauguration at Kasba and Saltlake.
Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy Mind and Body is a pioneer in organising martial arts event in the city. In 2019, the academy had hosted the 3rd Shivaji Cup – a full contact Karate championship which saw overwhelming participation from martial arts enthusiasts all over. Different moves were demonstrated by the martial artists and by the Ganguly brothers themselves. The championship was presided by Shihan Shivaji Ganguly himself and was truly a landmark event in the city. Keeping women’s safety in mind, Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy Mind and Body, in 2019, celebrated women’s day where the master, Shibayan Ganguly himself demonstrated some basic self-defence moves to a student. The organisation believes that in these tiring times when women are subjected to various forms of harassment on a daily basis, it is extremely important to acquire primary self-defence skills. The academy aims to empower everyone to stand up to unruly behaviour.
It may be concluded without a doubt that Shivaji Gaanguly’s Academy Mind and Body offers a one of its kind, all round trainings on the various efficient forms of martial arts in the city. The academy is associated with many top graded schools of Kolkata and is a forerunner in imparting self-defence training to the people of this city.