Rensei RVT Mani
Renshi R.V. Tamil Mani(14th March 1944-1st May 1994) is considered as father of Karate in India. He was the founder of Budokai Training Centre,first of its kind school of Karate in Chennai. Renshi Mani trained for many years under Great Masters like Hanshi Gogen Yamaguchi (Goju Ryu), Dr.Masaaki Hatsumi the 34th Soke (Grand Master) of Togakure Ryu. Togakure Ryu dates back to feudal Japan, Arakawa Sensei and Inoue Sensei (Weapon Training). Apart from the Martial Arts, he attained the Masters Certificate in Kundalini Yoga from World Community Service Centre under Shri Vethathri Maharishi.
Sensei RVT Mani also mastered Indian martial art, Silambam the stick fight. He was very famous in South India and also acted in some Tamil Movies.
Sensei R.V. Vasanth Kumar
After Renshi Mani death, Sensei R.V. Vasanth Kumar(3rd October,1951-12th November,2007), younger brother of Renshi Mani took over the leadership of Budokai. Sensei Vasanth was also trained under Hanshi Gogen Yamaguchi. He was first international champion from India. He had provided training to para commandos,special frontier force,NSG(black cats),CRPF,BSF,ITBP,Tamil Nadu police,Andra Pradesh Police,CISF and lots more security forces.
Sensei Kebi Raj
After Sensei R.V. Vasanth Kumar death, Sensei Kebi Raj took over leadership of Budokai Karate Training School. He was trained under Sensei Vasant Kumar and holds 5th dan black belt in goju-ryu karate. He is associated with martial art for last 22 years and providing training of Karate in Chennai. Apart from karate,he is also associated with numbers of other martial arts and holds black belt in JFI Judo,Jiujitsu and is expert in Silambam.
An Asian full contact karate champion of year 2009, Sensei Kebi Raj has won more than 200 full contact martial arts fighting championships in the national and international arena, trained the Tamil Nadu special police and indian army commandos, he is considered to be one of the most accomplished young martial artists in the country.
He is founder of Indian Goju Ryu School and is serving as Technical director of Budokai India and Secretary of JJFI,Tamil Nadu Chapter.
Sensei S.A. Nevalan is 4th dan black belt in goju-ryu karate. He is also trained in kobudo and is 3rd dan black belt in kobudo. He is also black belt in Jiujitsu. He is providing training in budokai karate training school in Eroad for past 25 years and is also judo coach. Sensei S.A. is very lovable person and Late Sensei R.V. Vasanth Kumar was having very special place for Sensei S.A. in his heart.
Sensei K Babu
Sensei K Babu is 4th dan black belt in goju-ryu karate. He is also trained in kobudo and is 3rd dan black belt in kobudo. He is also black belt in Jiujitsu. He is providing training in budokai karate training school in Thiruchancode. He is in martial arts for last 27 years.He is also taking judo class in Namakkal district.