WKSI Association

Wadokai Karatedo Shin-Gi-Tai Italia is the official branch of Japan Wado-Kai in Italy. The only association acknowledged and authorized by the largest international federation of Wado-ryu.

What is WKSI?

WKSI is the Italian branch of Japan Karatedo Federation Wado-Kai, registered with CONI and affiliated to the Sport Promotion Organization CSEN. It is also a Social Promotion Association entered in the national register of Italy’s Ministry of Labour and Social Policies.

What is its mission?

It is committed to preserving and fostering the traditional karate style of Wado-ryu with an international perspective and with particular reference to the physical and mental training of students, according to the principles of Budō and sports and social inclusion.

Why to become a member?

As a member of WKSI you can access the largest international Wado-ryu community. The tradition and excellent reputation of Japan Wado-kai, its international scale and management based on skills and merits are an ideal condition to practice, study and progress.

WKSI – Wadokai Karatedo Shin-gi-tai Italia is a no-profit association committed to preserving and fostering the traditional Japanese karate style of Wado-ryu, meaning The Way to Harmony (or Peace). The concept of harmony is intended as self-awareness, balance and self-confidence: it inspires our activity aiming at physical and mental training of students with a social purpose.

WKSI is registered with CONI and affiliated to the Sport Promotion Organization CSEN, and is a social promotion association enrolled in the Registro Nazionale del Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali. Moreover, we are members of the Japan Karatedo Federation Wado-Kai and IKF – IKKAIDO, the international martial arts federation devoted to including people with a disability.

By practicing traditional karate in our dojos, gyms, schools and all projects promoting culture, recreation, social assistance – and even tourism and environment – we promote the well-being of people from every perspective – being it physical, mental, social and spiritual. In consistency with the modern spirit of Japanese Budō, we cultivate the huge educational potential of karate.

For information on how to join the WKSI fill out the following form:

Enrollment in the ``Registro Nazionale del Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali``

WKSI – Wadokai Karatedo Shin-Gi-Tai Italia

Japan Karatedo Federation Wado-kai – branch n° 424004

Wado-ryu Karatedo

Wado-ryu is a Japanese style that combines the principles of karate and jujutsu. Wado-ryu means Style of the Way of Peace/Harmony.

JKF Wadokai

The greatest international organization of Wado-ryu, founded in 1934 by Hironori Otsuka, with over 850,000 members worldwide.

Abili al Karate

Abili al Karate is a WKSI permanent project on inclusive karate and sports. So that anyone can truly benefit from karate. Ever.

WKSI Association

Official Italian branch of Japan Wado-Kai acknowledged and authorized by the largest international federation of Wado-ryu.

Budo Charter

Through physical and mental training, the practitioner develops character, judgment and a spirit of collaboration.

Int. Instructors Seminar 2018

A three-day workshop led by Roberto Danubio, 7th JKF Wadokai, exclusively addressed to karate instructors. In the Eternal City.

Wadokai Workshop

Monthly workshops for all Wado-ryu lovers on the traditional curriculum of Japan Wado-kai and sports karate kumite.

WKSI Summer Camp

Three days in the National Park of Abruzzo, the first weekend of June, surrounded by nature, relaxation and Karate Wado-ryu.

Swiss Summer Camp

An intense week of traditional karate in a beautiful falicity on the Swiss mountains, attended by wadokas from all over the world.

International Seminars

Openmindedness, sharing and exchange of information have always been the basis of every progress. And karate is no exception.

WKSI in Japan

Italian wadokas have a direct line with Japan, again. The WKSI is invited every year to the Wado-kai headquarters in Tokyo.

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