JOTHI SENTHIL KANNAN Grand Master (Aasan), Performer, International Referee and Coach born in 1976, Jothi Senthil Kannan originates from Pondicherry, South India, where he has practiced Silambam and Kuthuvarisai since the age of five.
Initiated into these ancient Tamil martial arts by his paternal grandfather, Jothi has established himself as one of the most accomplished disciples of Silambam in India by pursuing a rigorous training routine and disciplined lifestyle. Based in Pondicherry, he frequently visits Europe where Silambam has become more appreciated. In 2004 and 2005 he performed at the prestigious International Festival of Martial Arts, Bércy, Paris, the only Indian national to do so. Jothi is the General Secretary and Founder of the International Silambam and Kuthuvarisai Federation; a national coach and referee of Silambam for Pondicherry State, the Indian Silambam Federation, and the Pondicherry Pankration Athlima Association. Jothi is also a registered medical practitioner in the ancient Indian art of Siddha healing, with the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, recognized by The United Nations University for Peace and The Open International University.
2016 - Mr. Jothi Senthil Kannan appointed as a Technical director of Indian Silambam Federation.
2015 & 2014 - Chief Referee Silambam Competition Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, Namakkal.
2004 & 2005 - International Festival of World Martial Arts, Bércy, Paris. The first Indian national to be invited to perform at the prestigious International Festival of World Martial Arts.
President and Founder of the International Silambam and Kutthuvarisai Federation, India.
International coach and referee of Silambam for Pondicherry State, the Indian Silambam Federation, and the Pondicherry Pankration Athlima Association
Founder, Atlanta Silambam and Kuthuvarisai Association, USA.
Co-Founder of World Kuthuvarisai Federation Inc., USA.
President, International karlakattai sports federation, India.
Chairman of the National Medical Commission of Ju Jitsu Association of India.
Technical Director of Indian Silambam Federation, India.
Secretary General of Kushou Federation of India.
Vice president of jujitsu Association of India.
National and International Awards:
Sahasa Kreeda Rathna (2018)
Karnataka Sahasa Kala Academy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Assist World Record Martial Arts (2017).
Assist World Association of India.
Veera kalaigan award (2015)
Tamilnadu Cultural Training Centre, Tamilnadu.
Kalai sevagan (2015)
Tamilnadu cultural training centre, Tamilnadu.
National Ju-Jitsu championship (2015)
Bangalore ju-jisu Association of India
Silamba Kalai Veera Kalaignar Award (2015)
Salem, Tamil Nadu
Kalai Sudar Oli Viruthu (2013 to 2014)
Tamil Nadu Art & Culture Centre
Yoga Award (2011)
Vyasa Yoga Singapore in recognition of voluntary contribution to yoga in Singapore.
Silambam Samrat (2010)
Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam, USA, in recognition of contribution to Indian Martial Arts.
Silambam Mamani (2010)
Missouri Tamil Sangam, USA, in recognition of contribution to Indian Martial Arts.
Puducherry Government, in recognition of contribution to Indian Martial Arts.
International Certified rank Fifth degree Senior Instructor award (2007)
International federation of Pankration Athlima, Greece.
Kalaimani award (2007)
Nattupura kiramiya kalai kuzhu, Puducherry.
Tamil Nadu, in recognition of contribution to ancient Indian arts.
Ancient Warrior Practice Karlakattai in English (2018)
Tamizharin Karlakattai in Tamil (2017)
Saiva Siddha Yoga Therapy in English (2012)
UK No 1 Martial Arts Magazine, Asking the Masters, Page No: 48 – 53, March (2009).
Silambam, Chris Crudelli, The way of the warrior, page No: 18 & 23, (2008).
Life positive, Chi of Good health (Indian Martial arts Varmakkalai)
page no: 44 – 46, (2005).
Karate Bushido, Europe journal, (Silambam in World martial arts festival), page 6 – 7, April (2004).
Karate Bushido, Europe journal, (Indian the varmakkali), Page 4 & 5, October (2003).
Karate Bushido, Europe journal, (Stick fight universal), page 38 – 43, November (2003).
Karate Bushido, Europe journal, (Introducing Silambam in World martial arts festival), page 4 – 5 & 14, November (2003).
Medical Practitioner Experience:
Studied Siddha, Ayurveda and Homeopathic medicine since young under respected Indian gurus, in addition to continuous personal studies and research.
Practise Siddha medicine and Siddha therapy. Treatment of patients involves evaluation, diagnosis, cleansing processes, dietary advice and medicinal prescriptions (Siddha medicine tailored to individual.) Depending on issue, treatment may also involve massage, physical training, Siddha Therapy Yoga and theoretical learning.
Registered with the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.