School of martial art trust started in the year of 1978 as Yokahamaa Karate Dojo by Shihabudeen B.Com while holding 1st degree black belt and started teaching karate to the people from different walks of life. It has been affiliated to karate budokan international, International karate academy, Okinavan karate academy and finally Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association. SOMAT is a member of Traditional shotokan karate all India organisation Affiliated to All india karate federation Recognised by Government of India ministry of sports and youth affairs, All India Olympic council and world karate Federation. By searching for capable master to learn more and more in karate Shihabudeen practiced with number of karate masters ie Master Sreenivasan, Master Mohan, Master Choo Choo sut, Master Ricky Wong, Master Aleem, Master Philip Chan and much more other National and Inter national masters.
Master Shihabudeen achieved 7th degree black belt and the certified grade of RENSHI. Renshi Shihabudeen was the official self defence Instructor for Direct taxes Regional training institute, Bangalore.
Presently conducting karate classes in SEA INTER NATIONAL SCHOOL, VAGDEVI VILAS SCHOOL, AMARAJYOTHI SCHOOL, OASIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, BLUE UMBRELLA, KARATE KIDS and HAL KENDRIYA KANNADA LIBRARY at Bengaluru. Branches are also present at Kerala and Tamil Nadu which are conducted by qualified Masters who are senior Black-Belt holders from YOKAHAMAA INTERNATIONAL KARATE DO.