Renshi Yangaiah

Founder President & Chief Technical Director of YMFA,

Chief Instructor of OKGKSI Karnataka,

ACE certified Personal Trainer & Weight Management Specialist,

Certified Fitness Trainer (Level 4) SPEFL-SC (Govt. of India)


Martial Arts, fitness and me:

At the age of 6 in the year 1993 I was inspired to learn Karate. My inspirations being my grandfather and father who themselves were involved in Stick fencing & Kusthi – a form of Indian martial arts and Wrestling. My uncle was a Karate master (Shihan Obulesh) which made me join Karate initially in the year 1993. Bruce Lee the renowned martial arts legend has been a major role in my life as I started learning Karate. Initially I learned Karate for fitness and self defence. Later on through regular practice of Karate, I understood there is so much more to learn, it is vast and deep as an ocean, and is infinite.

Karate is learnt for self-defense, mental & physical fitness. It improves the overall personality of a person which includes discipline, patience and good morals. For me Karate is not just martial art or sport, it is a part of my daily life and routine.

I have been a part of many State, National and International level tournaments and seminars of Great teacher like. I have been awarded 1st Dan Black Belt in the year 2003 by Shihan Sundaram (Chief Instructor, Okinwan Goju Ryu Karate)   and became an Assistant Instructor to my Master. Later I began teaching karate classes under the association OKGKS India (Okinawan Koshiki Goju Ryu Karate – Do Shirinkan India) as a Chief Instructor and head of OKGKS Karnataka. At present I hold the rank of 5th Dan Black Belt from OKGKS Canada & All India Goju Ryu Federation & 4th Dan Black belt from Karate Association of India, 2nd Dan Black Belt from International Wado Kai.

Achievements & Certification

Black Belt 1st Dan Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do IndiaAwarded by Okinwan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do India in the year 2003 at Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
Black Belt 2nd Dan Gi-Toku Kai Karate – Do IndiaAwarded by Gi-Toku Kai Karate –Do India. in the year 2012 at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Black Belt 2ndDan IWFI IndiaAwarded in the year 2012 at Vadodara, Gujarat by International Wado Federation of India
Black Belt 3rd Dan OKGKS IndiaAwarded by Okinawa Koshiki Goju Ryu Karate-Do Sherinkan – India in the year 2013 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu by
Organized National Karate Tournament1st National Level Karate Tournament Organized by OKGKS Karnataka – YMFA , 2014 at Bengaluru.
Black Belt 4th Dan Karate Association of IndiaAwarded by Karate Association of India in the Year 2015
Black Belt 4th Dan OKGKS CanadaAwarded by Okinawa Koshiki Goju Ryu Karate-Do Sherinkan – Canada in the year 2015 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Kumite Judge ‘B’Passed Kumite Judge ‘B’ exam of WKF rules version 9.0-2015 conducted by Karate Association of India on 15.08.2016 at Chennai.
Black Belt 5th Dan OKGKS, CanadaAwarded by Okinawa Koshiki Goju Ryu Karate-Do Sherinkan – Canada in the year 2017 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Organized National Karate Tournament2nd National Level Karate Tournament Organized by OKGKS Karnataka – YMFA, 2017 at Bengaluru.
Black Belt 5th Dan, AIGKA, IndiaAwarded by All India Goju Ryu Karate – Do Association in the Year 2020 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Certificate of Official Recognition of Coach LicenseLicense given by Karate Association of India, date of issue 27.07.2018
ACE personal trainer preparation CourseR8 Fitness Academy, Certificate of Achievement, awarded Mrs Geetha Rajendram, Founder & Master Trainer , 2019
Training course in CPR/AED/ First AIDTraining & Certificate is awarded by Nightingales Medical Trust on 29.06.2019
Certified Personal TrainerAwarded by American Council on Exercise, 2020 
Level 4 Fitness Trainer (SPEFL-SC)Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skills Council(SPEFL-SC) Certification, Government of India.
CPR/AED/ First AID CertificationCertificate of completion in CPR/AED/First AID by National CPR foundation on 30.06.2020
Certified Weight Management SpecialistAwarded by American Council on Exercise, 2020