Port Blair, Sept. 20:  Master G. Chetan (student of Carmel School) and Shri V. Thirimurthulu (Employee of Govt. Boys School) by their excellent performance have brought laurels to the Islands by winning 2 Golds and 1 Silver Medals in Kumite and Kata event in National Open Ashihara Karate Championship held at Ahmednagar, Mahrarashtra from 13th Sept. 2012 to 16th Sept. 2012 at Indoor Stadium. 

The Championship was inaugurated by Kaicho H. Narekar, Director General of Ashihara Karate International, South Africa. The Black Belt Exams and Referee Course was conducted by the Kaicho H. Narekar (South Africa), wherein Shri V. Thirimurthulu cleared the Exams and was awarded Black Belt 1st Degree (Shodan).

Thirimurthulu who has been most senior student of Ashihara Karate and  State level Kumite Gold Medal winner in 1998, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  

Sensei Anup Chakrabarty (Advocate) is the First person of these Islands who has been awarded “Shibucho” title (Shihan / Branch Chief of Ashihara Karate India) by the Director General, Kaicho H. Narekar, South Africa, Ashihara Karate International, during the said Championship