Sensei Nikhil Trivedi started practicing Yoga at the age of five; in the same year he visited Kenya, where he would be invited in the years to come to train the fitness enthusiasts of Nairobi. At the age of twelve, he showed keen interest in Wildlife and participated in various Jungle and Marine camps. At fifteen he joined the State Mountaineering Institute. His skills at the sport took him to the Himalayas where he successfully guided his group to a height of fifteen thousand feet on snow-covered mountains at the mere age of sixteen.
Finally he took up Karate, soon to become a Black Belt. In 1981, at the age of 19 he started teaching Martial Arts to a group of 100 of his co-students at the University. He became the Founder-Director of Arjun School Of Martial Arts (ASMA) – India at the age of 21. Today he holds a rare international 6th Dan Black Belt. So far he has trained more than 35,000 students from around the globe, between the ages of 5 to 75, hailing from all walks-of-life such as: doctors, lawyers, engineers, business executives, teachers, policemen, architects, college students and school-going children, to name a few.
Sensei became the first Indian to qualify for a Black belt in the British martial art of Spirit Combat. He became the first person outside Manipur to learn the secret art of Thang-ta (Manipuri Art of Sword and Spear).
His great technical standards and profound knowledge of body, breath and mind have led him to international honor and recognition. Sensei has conducted over 500 seminars and demonstrations, ranging from the remotest villages in Gujarat to international hubs in London.
Sensei Nikhil Trivedi has been felicitated by various national and international awards namely the Sanskar Award, Giants International Award and Saraswat – Excellent Teacher Award by the Governor. Many institutions of different cities and cultures – London, Nairobi, Mumbai – regularly invite him to conduct courses in Yoga and martial arts. He has also appeared on various TV shows, newspaper and magazine articles in India and abroad.
Also a Reiki Master and a trainer in Pranic healing, Sensei Nikhil Trivedi incorporates Reflexology / acupressure in his treatments. It is amazing to see how many chronic and acute diseases get cured by these natural healing systems.
Sensei’s aim is not just to teach how to fight and become muscularly strong; rather it is to bring about a holistic transformation in the student’s personality by strengthening his physical, mental and spiritual capabilities, and guiding him towards a well-balanced approach to life.