1st Kata – Origin Kata -- "MURUGU"
Safety Nunchaku Grandmaster Soshihan S. Kothandan has named his "First Kata" as ‘Murugu". ‘Murugu’ means "Beauty" or "First" or "Leader of the World" – This word belong to the name of a Tamil God and it has so many rich meanings in Tamil. Among 6 classical oldest Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Persian, Chinese and Tamil), only language which sustains by its rich knowledge resoucres and teach life principles to the humanity is "Tamil". To honor the Language First Kata is titled as "Murugu".
2nd Kata – Origin Kata -- "THIYAGI VISWANATHA DOSS"
On 16.6.1886, Dasaridas was born at Sivakasi in Ramanathapuram District, as a first child in a wealthy family from the Maruthuvar Community. His parents were Mr.Subbaiah and Mrs.Gnanambal. Dasaridas Later to be known as "Thiyagi Viswanatha Doss". He came under the tutelage of Sankaradas Swamigal. He is one of the earliest artistes to have used the Tamil stage to arouse the patriotic fervour through his messages vide drama and songs, he was the first Indian who had shown to the our country that one can convey the message of struggle for freedom through drama and songs. It was a meeting with Mahatma Gandhi that led to Viswanatha Doss involving himself actively in the freedom struggle. Invited to sing at the meetings of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Tuticorin in 1911, Viswanatha Doss was drawn into the freedom movement by Gandhiji who was captivated by his voice. Doss accepted the offer and soon took to wearing khadi. Not only did wear khadi, he also ensured that the character he was playing on stage too wore khadi. It was thus not uncommon to see him act as Lord Muruga in Valli’s stage play dressed in Khadi or as Kovalan in Kannagi’s play wearing khadi. This idea of using the stage to stoke the fire of patriotism gained momentum and soon it became common sight to see characters in plays such as Kovalan, ValliThirumanam, Harischandra Mayana Kandam being staged by various other troupes too singing patriotic songs on stage. Viswanatha Doss’s own theatre group, the "Shanmukanandam Drama Troupe" travelled to places such as Singapore, Burma, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, and spread the message of the movement through his plays and songs.
His active participation in the freedom struggle meant that he was never far away from trouble. In the place of Kanniseri, Police had given objection that Congress should not conduct any meetings. That time Thyagi Viswanathadas along with Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Devar went and gave a brave speech and on seeing the big crowd for their meeting police left the spot. It was common occurrence for the police to arrive at the venue where Viswanatha Doss was performing to arrest him as soon as he sang the songs propagating the freedom movement. Legend has it that he was arrested 29 times in the 29 years since he first met Mahatma Gandhi in 1911. It is also said that in one case where he was being tried for treason against the Crown, appearing for him was V.O.Chidambaram, the famous "Kappalottiya Thamizhan". On another occasion, it was Muthuramalinga Thevar who bailed him out after he was arrested in Ramanathapuram for singing songs arousing the patriotic fervour. Given his dedication and passion for the stage and the freedom movement, it was in a way fitting that his end came on stage.
When the Tamil patriotic song "Vellai Kodi Parakkuthadi Pappa" sung by Thyagi Viswanathadas, a round of applause will be there by the audience. On 1.1.1941 it was announced by posters all over the Madras city that Thyagi Viswanathadas will participate in a drama in four roles like "Velan, Vedan, Valayarkaran, Virutthan" etc.. Madras was flooded with people and various decorations were done like a big function. Police also were standing there among the big crowd. The "Valli Thirumanam" drama was started Dressed as Lord Muruga and seated on the peacock and Sung a Patriotic song "Maya Ulagam Manmeede" during a that performance at the Salt Cotaurs theatre. Before the round of applause to get into silent, Thyagi Viswanatha Doss suffered with a massive attack and passed away on the peacock and his body was taken for his last rights on peacock itself. Huge crowds thronged his funeral procession which wended through Elephant Gate, China Bazaar and Mint Street before ending at the crematorium at around 7 PM. As a mark of tribute to the patriot, the theatre owner refused to allow any plays to be staged there after this incident and later disbanded the stage.
His body was covered by tri-coloured flag and lot of people came and placed wreaths on him. Music expert K.P.Sundarambal placed her due respects by putting a shawl. Perunthalaivar Kamaraj’s political Guru Theerar Satyamurthi and various great political leaders participated in his funeral. Lots of public were standing
3rd Kata – Origin Kata -- "R. SELVARAJ" -- "SELVA"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his Third Kata as ‘Selva" from the name of his beloved father Mr.Selvaraj to show his respect towards him. Soshihan’s father is renowned boxer and he did many sacrifice in his life for Soshihan to shine in the Karate field and provided his best support for soshihan to get global exposure in this domain. To honor his sacrifice and his name to alive forever, Safety Nunchaku "Third Kata" is named as "SELVA"
4th Kata – Origin Kata -- "S. SENTHAMARAI" -- "SENTHA"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S. Kothandan named his Fourth Kata as ‘Sentha" from the name of his beloved mother Mrs. Senthamarai. As his mother also underwent so many struggles during their early day of their life, when Soshihan grown up. She brought him up in disciplined manner and given him good education and sacrificed her life as Candle to make all their family life better. He named his fourth Kata in his mother’s name to pay his tribute to her and to keep her name alive in theSafety Nunchaku world.
5th Kata – Fundamental Kata -- "Dr. V.S. VINAYAGAM" -- "VINAYAGA"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his Fifth Kata as ‘Vinayaga" as his elder brother Dr.PulavarVinayagam, who is very supportive to him till today for Soshihan to attain great achievements in martial arts. Dr. Vinayagam supported soshihan as Mentor, guide and extreme supporter similar to his father. To remember his name in this world, Soshihan S. Kothandan has named his fifth Kata in his elder brother’s name.
6th Kata - Fundamental Kata -- "Selvi J. JAYALALITHAA" -- "JAYA"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S. Kothandan named his Sixth Kata as "Jaya" to pay his tribute to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J. Jayalalitha. He remembers with gratitude that Selvi J. Jayalalitha had given a sum of Rs.3,68,000/- to Soshihan S.Kothandan to lead "Kokino Indian Team" to Canada in 1994 to participate in the International Karate Tournament and because of her great support, the team were able to win 2 Gold; 3 Silver & 1 Bronze medals. She also arranged to publish the names of prize winners for 6th standard students in Tamil text subject as a Lesson in 1995 and she extended her support for the prize winners to get admission in Medical College. Since Selvi. J. Jayalalitha supported all the efforts of Soshihan S. Kothandan in the field of martial arts, as a token of respect and to keep her name alive in this Safety Nunchaku world, named Sixth Kata as ‘Jaya".
7th Kata – Fundamental Kata --"S. GOVINDASWAMY " -- "GOVIND"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his Seventh Kata as "Govind" in the name of his younger brother ‘Govindaswamy’. Late Mr.Govindaswamy was a great supporter and motivator for Soshihan S. Kothandan in all his achievements and used to be happy to see Soshihan’ ssuccess in Karate domain. To keep his name alive in this world, he had named his Seventh Kata from his name as ‘Govind’.
8th Kata – Fundamental Kata -- "K. VASANTHI" -- "VASANTHI"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his Fourteenth Kata as ‘Vasanthi’ in the name of his dear wife Mrs. Vasanthi Kothandan. Mrs. Vasanthi Kothandan is the backbone for Soshihan in making greater achievements in the field of martial arts. She is the great supporter for him in all his critical situations and bears the pain for him in solely maintaining the family’s responsibilities to see that Soshihan will not get affected from his achievements. Mrs. Vasanthi is the true partner in supporting Soshihan to bring this Safety Nunchaku Art to this World. Hence to mark a respect for her and also to keep her name alive in this Safety Nunchaku world, Soshihan had titled his last but not the least eighth Kata as "Vasanthi".
9th Kata – Superior Kata -- "K. PRAKASH" -- "PRAKASH"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his Eighth Kata as "Prakash" from the name of his first Guru in ‘Karate’ Sensei K. Prakash. His Guru Sensei K. Prakash treats the martial arts as ‘divine art’. At present martial arts has become a commercial one now in so many places, But his Guru pays respect to the art till today and follow the same principles as in the past. To mark a memorable glory for his name, he had kept his Guru’s name for his nineth Kata as "Prakash"
10th Kata – Superior Kata -- "Shihan WONG TUANG SENG" -- "WONG"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S. Kothandan named his Tenth Kata as "Wong" from the name of his second Guru in ‘Karate’ Shihan Wong Tuang Seng. In 1980, Shihan Wong introduced Soshihan Kothandan to many experts in Karate to undergo best trainings in world standard in Singapore. Shihan Wang is been the great supporter in developing the "ShitoRyu Arts" throughout Asia. To pay his respect and tribute to Shihan Wong and to keep his name alive in this Safety Nunchaku world, Soshihan S. Kothandan has named his Tenth Kata as "Wong" which is the first name of Wong Tuang Seng.
11th Kata - Superior Kata -- "Master EIJI OGASAHARA" -- "EIJI OGASAHARA"
Master Eiji Ogasahara was born on 25.1.1936 in Kobe city in Japan. Even though he studied medical science as discipline his passion is towards Karate and learned directly from Master Ken-Wa-Mabuni who was the Founder of Shito-ryu Karate and Masayoshi Harumoto. From 1962 onwards he gave training in Karate to the foreigners who worked in France Consulate in Japan. Mr. Jacques Delcourt–who was the founder for World Union of Karate-Do Organisations (WUKO) on 10.10.1970, invited Master Ogasahara to France to conduct Karate training in France. He had been awarded the best award in the World – ‘Seviliyar Award’ in 1971 as well as in 1985 for being the best Karate Master and he was the one and only first Martial Arts Teacher in world to receive this honorable award.
Soshihan S.Kothandan is been awarded for his achievements in Martial Arts and his expertise in Karate, by Master Ogasahara with best title "Soshihan" & "‘8th dan degree" on Jan 2010, which has not been attained by any person in Asia. He honored Soshihan S. Kothandan by appointing him as his successor in Karate field throughout Asia. It is prominent to say that Soshihan S.Kothandan is the first Indian and Karate Master who got this prestigious title in Asia from an eminent person Master Eiji Ogasahara. Master Ogasahara expired in May 2011 in Japan. To pay a remarkable respect to his Master and to keep his name alive in this world, Soshihan S.Kothandan has named his 11th Kata as "Eiji Ogasahara".
12th Kata – Superior Kata -- " Renshi R.V. Tamil Mani" -- "MANI"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his Eleventh Kata as "Mani" from the name of India’s Father of Karate "Renshi R.V. Tamil Mani". Soshihan S.Kothandan has written about Renshi Mani as the "India’s Father of Karate" in his books in 1990 itself. Most of the today’s Karate masters are either the students of Renshi RVT Mani or learnt from the students of Renshi RVT Mani. Renshi had put lot of efforts in introducing Karate those days in India as well as introduced to give Karate training to Police as well as Military officials. In 1991 when Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan was called by Renshi, and Soshihan requested him to teach Karate Techniques to him. Renshi mentioned that "I am expert in GojuRyu but you are expert in Shito-ryu so you teach Shito-ryu and I will teach Goju-ryu. So that we can share our Knowledge". Eventhough Renshi was a great expert in Goju-ryu Karate, had learned lot of techniques of Shito-ryu from Soshihan S.Kothandan. Hence to pay his tribute to such a humble person, Soshihan had named his 12th Kata as ‘Mani’ from Renshi’s name.
13th Kata – Superior Kata -- "Kiyoshi IMTIAZ ABDULLAH" -- "IMTIAZ"
The 13th Kata of Safety Nunchaku has been named after Kiyoshi Imtiaz Abdhullah who has been the Vice - President of World Karte Federation. He was three times President of Union of African Karate Federation (UFAK). He is very knowledgeble person in Shito-ryu, Goju-ryu & Shotokan-ryu styles of Karate. Also a senior Master of South African Karate. Apart from this, still being trained from the Grand Masters of other styles and is a good friend of Safety Nunchaku Grand Master S. Kothandan. To pay his respect and tribute to "Kiyoshi IMTIAZ ABDULLAH" and to keep his name alive in this Safety Nunchaku world Soshihan S.Kothandan has named his thirteenth Kata as "IMTIAZ" which is the first name of "IMTIAZ ABDULLAH".
14th Kata – Superior Kata -- "Actot M.Talwar SUMAN TALWAR" -- "SUMAN"
The name Suman is famous both in the world of Indian Karate and Indian Cinemas. His full name is Mangalore Suman Talwar. Is born and brought up in Chennai and is settled in Hyderabad. Apart from his mother tounge Tulu, he is well versed in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Hindi. Entered into cinemas in the year 1977 and has performed more than 1000 Films in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada. Not only in film industry, Suman is recognised as a star in the world of Martial arts too, by his fans. Is trained both in Karate and kalari. His patience, determination and selflessness attitude, trustworthiness and service to the art of Karate has encouraged many associations, federations, officers and students to function under him. In view of encouraging the noble deeds of suman in the world of martial arts, to honour his service in the field of Maratial art and to make is name sustain in this world of art, his friend Safety Nunchaku Grand Master S. Kothandan has named his 14th Kata as "Suman" by the first name of Suman Talwar.
15th Kata – Superior Kata -- "M. BALAKRISHNAN" -- "BALA"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his 15th Kata as ‘Bala’ from the name of his friend Thiru M. Balakrishnan. When Soshihan worked as an Officer in State Bank of India, Mr.Balakrishnan being the President of the State Bank of India Officers Association; he helped a lot to Soshihan to get permission and benefits to go abroad to participate the world and International tournaments. To pay his respect and tribute to "M. BALAKRISHNAN" and to keep his name alive in this Safety Nunchaku world Soshihan S.Kothandan has named his 15th Kata as "BALA" which is the first name of "M.BALAKRISHNAN".
16th Kata – Superior Kata -- "M.VENKATASWAMY" -- "VENKAT"
Safety Nunchaku Grand Master Soshihan S.Kothandan named his 16th Kata as ‘Venkat’ from the name of his dear friend Late Thiru M. Venkataswamy. Thiru M. Venkataswamy was the true philosopher and guide to Soshihan to do his research in Safety Nunchaku and in creating the Safety Nunchaku as per his desire in various forms of techniques. To pay his tribute and respect to Thiru M. Venkataswamy and to keep his name alive in this world, Soshihan had named his 16th Kata in the name of his dear friend "Venkat".