Shihan inam ullah khan

Shihan inam ullah khan

Shihan Inamullah Khan…………………………………..

(January 10, 1940 – November 15, 2007) was a Pakistani martial artist who reached 7th Dan to earn the title of Shihan under the training of Peter Chong and Masutatsu Oyama. He is considered the pioneer of Kyokushin kaikan in Pakistan.
Besides Kyokushinkai, Inamullah Khan mastered
several styles of martial arts including Bando,Judo, Aikido, Ju Jitsu, Shotokan, Karate Budokan,Gojukai, and Taekwando.He learnt these arts of defence from Sosai Mas Oyama, Goshi Yama Guchi, Peter Chong, Kim,Mosis Poul,Naka Yama, Jo Chin, Chew Choo Soot, Haider Ali, Muhammad Ashraf & Khalid.

…………………………Eary Life……………………..

Inamullah Khan was born to a religious Muslim family in his ancestral village of Zarobi, Swabi District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. His father Moulana Shafi Ullah Khan was a respected and influential personality of Zarobi. Inamullah Khan received his primary education in his home town. Later he came to Karachi where he graduated and settled.

…………………………..Career…………………….

Though initially a good player of football and eventually selected for the Pakistan national team, Inamullah Khan was more interested in individual sports like wrestling, boxing and karate. Eventually he opted for martial arts.In the 70’s he trained in Bando under Khalid near Purani Numaish (a neighbourhood in Karachi). Soon he learned Karate and Judo. In 1977, he finished in 2nd position and won the “Best Fighter” of the Tournament award in the World Karate Championship at Kualalampur, Malaysia.He won the title of “Pakistan Champion” many times for the years 1978, 1979, 1983 and 1984. His record boasts 78 wins and 3 losses, both on KO’s.

………………………..As a Trainer………………….

In 1980 Inamullah Khan was recruited as Chief Petty Officer in Navy due to his best performance in sports. He also trained the Pakistan Navy ,,Naval SSG Pak Marines,,Naval Acedemy cedits,,and Army SSG commandos as well as the local Police[ATS] EAGELSQUAD.Police comandose in unarmed-combat-training. He also had the opportunity to serve abroad when he led the training of several members of the Royal Family and also Saudi Commandos at King Faisal Naval Base in Saudi Arabia. He also served as Air Guard from 1982-1987. He visited 144 countries for military services and Martial Art championships.

………………………Notable Students…………………

Inamullah prepared several world-class fighters for participation in various international Kyokushin tournaments, including the World Open and the Asian Open.

…………………………Death…………………………….

Although Inamullah Khan was known for his strength and physical endurance, he had been suffering from severe heart conditions for more than a decade. He had also undergone a heart surgery during the early 90’s.Despite that he used to exercise and practice regularly, four hours a day.
On November 15, 2007, Thursday at 7:30 PM {PST(Pakistan_Standard_Time)}, Inamullah Khan died due to cardiac arrest.

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