MEET OUR TEAM

Since the Establishment of Elite Shooting Academy in 2017


Rakesh Manpat

Founder and Mentor- Rifle Shooting

Started his Shooting career in 2006 and made the Indian team by 2008. Senior National Champion 2013 with New National Finals Record. Was awarded the Ekalavya Award in 2012 - Highest Sportsman Award for Karnataka State. Won the Karnataka Olympic Association Award 2011 for the Best Shooter of the Year and the coveted Bangalore Young Achiever’s Award 2010 by Brigade Group. Achieved the Double Junior National Champion two consecutive years in 2010 and 2011, along with being the All India University Champion in 2010. Qualified in 2nd Position for Champion of Champions at 54th National Championship 2010. He is also the current National Record Holder in 50M 3 Position Junior Men event. Elite Shooting Academy was envisioned by National Champion and Ekalavya Awardee Rakesh Manpat in 2016 and aspires to carve a niche in honing the skills of youthful marksmen. The academy embraces a state-of-the-art infrastructure, technology and ambience which aids aspirants to ace the skill of shooting.

Rajesh Manpat

Mentor

Started his career in sports with Rifle Shooting. Equaled the National record in his debut competition. Went on to win the first ever open National medal for the state and a National Games medal up against Armed Forces. Made the cut to the National Team before starting iFuture Systems. Co-Founded iFuture Systems in 2008. Boot strapped and built a profitable ongoing business primarily from Machine Vision Systems to now Electronic Target Systems. Led technology innovation for Electronic Targets which became Elite Scorer, a patent pending product sold today in 25 Countries. Founded iFuture Robotics in 2016, a top hardware startup backed by Qualcomm and winner of the Q Prize 2016 title. Launched Ark Robot in India, an innovative Robot for warehouse automation and filed 6 patent applications. Involved in development of autonomous navigation, Path planning, Swarm behavior, Sensor Fusion. Led customer acquisitions of some of the leading online and offline retailers in India, Europe and US.

Sathvik G U

Sports Psychologist and High Performance Manager

Trained professionally in the sport of Swimming and Aquathon from 1999 to 2008, winning over 40 medals at the state level in Swimming, 5 in Aquathon. Has represented Karnataka in 4 National Championships and is a National Medallist. He holds Double Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Sports Psychology. He is an award winning Research Scholar in Sports Psychology with an international publication. He started off his career by working with athletes and para-military forces with regards to their mental well-being. He has worked as a Sports psychologist and NeuroTracker trainer with the Senior Men and Women Indian Hockey teams, Taekwondo athletes, Swimmers and Sports Shooters. He has also worked with athletes sponsored by Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports.

Prajakta V Hosur

ISSF Certified Coach

Mrs. Prajakta is the only coach from Karnataka to hold a International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF) Coaches Certification. She has won multiple National Championship as well as Senior Master Meet medals from 2003 – 05, before making the Indian team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical education, Masters in commerce. She is also an active competitive shooter and a Coach for Civilian Rifle Training Course for the State of Karnataka.

Dr. Praveen M

Partner

Dr. Praveen M is an Orthopaedic surgeon and Joint Replacement Surgeon in Indiranagar, Bangalore and has an experience of 20 years in these fields. He practiced in various hospitals before starting Axon Speciality Hospital in Indiranagar, Bangalore. He is founder Medical director and chief orthopaedic surgeon at Axon Speciality Hospital. He completed MBBS and Diploma in Orthopaedics and MS - Orthopaedics . He is a member of Indian Orthopaedic Association,Karnataka Orthopaedic Association and Bangalore Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Praveen specialises in treating all Fractures ,Spine disorders ,Joint replacements, sports injuries ,and Arthroscopic surgery. He is all active in various sports with special interest in Tennis and Shooting

Urvashi Bakulbhai Sanchaniya

Coach National level shooter

URVASHI is one of the youngest rifles mentors in the country. She started off her competitive career in sports air rifle shooting in 2009 and has bagged over a dozen medals in State and inter college championships. She mentors our grassroot level shooters and is also an active shooter.

Mauli Kawalad

Center Manager National Level Shooter

MAULI is a national level shooter who started off her sports air rifle career in 2010. She has participated in school Nationals , SGFI Games (school games federation of india) ,state levels, state OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPs and won a bunch of medals.She has completed her Master’s degree in Commerce and is also an active shooter.

Pratik Borse

Technical Equipment Expert

PRATIK BORSE is an Indian Team Shooter. He started his career in 2011, and He holds multiple National Championship, International and World Cup medals. His most notable achievement is the Asian championship silver. He looks into the procurement and import of weapons and ensures smooth functioning of the shooting ranges with his immense knowledge on sports shooting through his experience.