Right from his childhood Khaniwale was the member of H.V.P. Mandal.
After acquiring commendable skill in Indian Physical Education System
and Sports he concentrated on Archery. In 5-6 years he studied this
art to the minutest detail. In a few days he attained fame as a skilled
archer. In 1930 – 31 he gave innumerable demonstrations at Nagpur,
Bombay, Indore, Wardha and several other places which were acclaimed
by all.Subsequently he decided to go to some foreign country to acquire
further knowledge and skill in archery. In those days Japan was
famous for its Archery. Hence, Mandal took the decision to send him
to Japan. In January 1933 he was given warm sendoff under the Presidentship
of Babasaheb Khaparde.In Japan he gave several demonstrations before
Indo-Japanese Committee, Kobe Preacher’s Governor and the Mayor
of Kobe, the editor of ‘Osaka Asahi’ and several journalists.
The Osaka Asahi paper came out with all praise for him. It expressed
in clear words its surprise and said he has some supernatural power
at his command. It further said that his archery was peerless. ‘Osaka
Menechi’ under the heading “The Indian Star Archer in Japan”
wrote 23 years in age young Khaniwale possesses something that is quite
novel in Japan in the domain of Archery. In its issue of 1st March 1933
Asahi Sports wrote under the title ‘William Tail’ that Khaniwale
was so much skilled in Archery that he could be ranked with ‘William
Tail’ of Switzerland or Japan’s Supreme Archer ‘Yorchi
For his outstanding skills in Archery Mr. Khaniwale was presented with
the ‘Blue Flag’ in Japan, which was considered rare honour
received by very few. He was first Indian to receive the same.
In Japan, subsequently he joined Kodokan University for Judo and obtained
‘Black Belt’ title in Judo.
Khaniwale was Joint-Secretary of the Team sent for Pedagogic Congress
that was convened along with 11th Olympic in 1936. After demonstrating
his skill there, on their return journey he toured several European
countries like England, France, etc. After demonstrating his skill there,
on their return journey he toured several European countries like England,
He has established Judo Association at Poona. He trained youths in Judo.
Youths trained by him dominate All India Judo Competitions. Khaniwale
was the sole ‘Black Belt’ holder in India and famous Indo
expert. Under his able guidance Mandal runs ‘Judo Training Centre’.