International Sports Kickboxing Association appoints Grandmaster Harichandan SS as National Director
Updated: Mar 7
On 10th Feb 2021 ISKA appoints Mr. S.S. Harichandan as National Director for Republic of India. Originally founded as the International Sport Karate Association when the birth of kickboxing in America grew out of “Full-Contact Karate,” ISKA is now also recognized globally as the International Sport Kickboxing Association. Since 1986 ISKA has set an unprecedented standard for professionalism and integrity while servings as the world’s most well recognized sanctioning and regulatory body for combat sports and competitive martial arts. ISKA maintains a continued commitment to training and certifying officials and updating rules and regulations while recognizing both worthy champions and world-rated contenders in more than twenty different types of martial arts and combat sports.
In 2012, ISKA was contracted by GLORY World Series to help develop and regulate “Road to GLORY,” a developmental kickboxing league designed to identify and cultivate young American kickboxing talent. This lead to the ISKA sanctioning of GLORY’s high profile series of events for SPIKE television which features the world’s most elite kickboxing athletes in single matches and a four-man tournament format.
ISKA World President Mr. Mr. Cory Schafer on granting affiliation Stated " Mr. Harichandan, a civil engineering graduate, has been pursuing his interests in fighting arts and fitness since early childhood. He is considered to be the pioneer responsible for introducing Kickboxing to India and the founder of India’s oldest and most respected National Kickboxing Federation. We look forward to a successful future supporting his efforts to provided the best possible opportunities for his country’s athletes, officials, promoters and fans our of sport."
IAKO is proud to announce this new partnership under the dynamic leadership of President Mr. Harichandan to take Kickboxing sport and martial arts to next level in India.
Official Press release-