Ultimate Karate League
The UKL Ultimate Karate League 1st Season is spread across 2 weeks where 6 teams of 5 playing members compete under round-robin system.
“Each Team are formed with 5 Playing athletes “(International and National)” with 1 Team Manager.
With galaxy of international stars, the UKL will feature matches that are entertaining, action packed – appealing to all sports fans in India and across
the world. “Hometown Warriors” made up of elite fighters from each of the 6 cities shall lead their teams to the battle of glory every season.
These athletes shall be complimented by International marquee players. The four week League season will feature caravan
fixtures that will excite passionate fans of each Indian City where teams are based.
Be Your Own Weapon
1. Mumbai Ninjas
2. Delhi Bravehearts
3. Kolkata Radicals
4. Ranchi Rebels
5. Chandigarh Fighters
6. Bengaluru Kings
Sensei Rajeev Sinha
The rise of Rajeev Sinha to international prominence dates back to 1984 when he became the first Indian to win the 2nd place at the Rothmans World Cup Karate. The same year he was conferred the title of "Sensei". After the World Cup victory, Sensei travelled across North and East India giving demonstrations, seminars to popularize the martial art of karate-do.
Having realized that cash-strapped Indian Karate needed much larger and frequent international exposure, he conceptualised SAARC Karate and travelled length and breadth of South Asian countries (barring Pakistan due to visa issues) in 1985 – 86 to organise scattered karate entities into single Regional grouping. He organised the inaugural meeting of the South Asian countries on December 6, 1986 in New Delhi, where the South Asian Karate Association was formed with Sensei Sinha unanimously elected as its founder President.
"Sensei" continued with hectic schedule of travelling across the globe for teaching till he was drawn to yogic path of Kriya Yoga.
From the year 2000 to 2011, he pursued yogic path and maintained a balance by teaching as visiting professor of karate to a number of European and North American countries and spending rest of the time in renunciation of worldly affairs. During this period, a number of programs were developed and over 10000 (ten thousand) pages of manuscript of his research work written to which his master O-sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama had commented that this work would become "Bible of Karate".
Unlike boxing, where amateur boxing and professional boxing are controlled by distinct world structures, karate is governed only through amateur structure. Sensei Sinha took the initiative to have the professional world body structured.
He also developed unique technical rule that would be applied in all the professional matches. Termed as Ultimate Karate, its First League has been commissioned in India.