KARATE ASSOCIATION OF BENGAL(previously West Bengal Karate Association) also known as KAB is an affiliated member KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA & BENGAL OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION. West Bengal Karate Association long back was formed by the Legendary Karate Master Shihan Anil Sinha for the betterment of Bengal Karatekars. After him Shihan Sattrajit Chowdhury has taken the responsibility of KAB and under him the Bengal karatekars were growing day by day. As after that the WEST Bengal Karate Association responsibilities were handed over to 2 young Karatekars of Bengal who were Great players as well as the Great administrator also Shihan Premjit Sen & Shihan Joydeb Mondal. As these personalities have come from different styles but there Moto was only 1. Promotion of Karate as much as they can and betterment of student as much as they can do as both of them were players also.
Shihan Premjit Sen & Shihan Joydeb Mondal the time they have taken the responsibilities after some years KAB was no doubt becomes the name which was known to the all India Body i.e. KARATE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA. Day by Day the players from here were doing excellent results in Kata & Kumite. At present the situation is like that KAB stands in one of TOPS in KAI Rankings.
A new Era has begin of Bengal Karate. History was created when Shihan Premjit Sen & Shihan Joydeb Mondal have decided to organize a National level Championship in Bengal in 2008. It is hard to believe that more than 2200 participants were there & 200 referees and Judges, some 200 officials. KAB has given a free accommodation to all and free lunch. A history is been created In Bengal and for this Mega Event the venue was NETAJI INDOOR STADIUM. In that Championship Bengal players have done an Excellent Results bagging Medals in many events. That was the start up after that in each & every National Events players has won medals.
KAB is presently in 19 District of West Bengal and affiliated Styles members also , it is a Nonprofit Organization which has always done for the players. At present they try every time to give something to the students before going to championships in form of small Money, Track suits, T-Shirts etc. as we know after wining everyone gives but KAB believes that we have to give before so the Talented players can reach & perform in National & International Levels.
KAB has done several rallies for the awareness of Karate in Bengal. Free self defense classes for Girls & Children. Teaching in Government schools under the banner of West Bengal Government.
Under the Guidance of Shihan who himself is holding many Ranks in the World as he is the First Indian to become a Technical Commission Member of South Asian Karate Federation, he is also World Karate Federation Coach & Judge, Asian Karate Federation Senior Referee & Judge, , Tournament Director of KAI. He always think that its not about me and myself he believes that its about us. Under his guidance and support both in technical and practical at present KAB has produce 7 AKF Judges. It not stopped there at all. Players from Bengal have made not only Bengal proud but also India too as they have also won medals in South Asian Championships, Commonwealth Karate Championship, Asian Karate Federation.