About Ultimate Karate League
UKL Ultimate Karate League is a unique tournament format of Karate that is specifically structured from televisions’ perspective. Traditional Base, Modern Approach and Ultimate Outcome, are the best words to define the unique event that is protected by Intellectual Property Rights laws.
The purpose of UKL is to establish aspirational connect amongst the existing and future karate practitioners.
However, in absence of top end events, there is significant number of drop-outs as the current amateur format does not provide platform for trainees dream of becoming Peles, Ronaldos or Md. Alis or Dhonis of karate.
UKL – Ultimate Karate League and CuppaSchoola, one at the world-class senior event and another at school level, are the two TradeMarked verticals that intend to create new Karate Culture in India and across the globe.
Evolution of Karate dates back to Before Christ era. It is believed that Bodhidharma (Daruma Daishi in Japanese and Ta-mo in Chinese) significantly contributed in its evolution from India to China and subsequently to Okinawa where the art evolved as Shuri-te, Naha-te and Tomari-te. Evolution process further continued in mainland Japan in 1930s where it was finally termed as Karate-do or the art of empty hand.
Be it General Karate, Traditional Karate or Contact Karate, all these martial arts become Martial Sports once they adopt tournament format and must strife to innovate to make their competition format spectator friendly.
Over the period of time, this martial art developed as martial Sports with development of technical rules of Ippon-shobu and subsequently to Sanbon-shobu and current taekwondo-type of karate.
In recent years, the sport of karate-do degenerated with paradigm shift from Budo principle of total harmony of body, mind and intellect to “touch and run-away sport”.
New sports like kick-boxing, MMA etc. are born out of failure of karate tournament and management systems and its total failure in conceptualising technical rules along Budo principles. If at all there were some changes, they were ornamental and had no effect on public perception.
Challenges Before Karate
As of 2014, there were over 400 amateur world organizations in Karate.
Various forms of kick-boxing and mixed martial arts are results of failure of karate tournaments.
Karate has just two options, i.e., either it restricts itself to purely Budo art with no competitions of any nature whatsoever OR create extra-ordinary, mesmerizing, pragmatic program that would attract the spectators towards it.
The new digital and modern complex world demand very high quality products that would keep it thoroughly thrilled and entertained.
There are new challenges where the expectations of spectators are too high with too many professional sports around. There is cut-throat competition amongst various sports seeking corporate sponsorship.
Extra-ordinary, mesmerising, pragmatic programming with huge socio-political impact is the solution for karate to become one of the spectator sports.
Ultimate Karate Rules
New TEAM event of combat sport where BUDO is protected, tradition is preserved, modernity is explored and the outcome is ultimate.
The tournament format extends numerous tangible and intangible benefits to all, including spectators. It facilitates harmony of body, mind and intellect.
Intellectual Property Rights
The rules are conceptualized, researched and developed by Sensei Rajeev Sinha and is protected under the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).