WKSI – JKF Wado-kai is a community of students, instructors and coaches who perform at international level and foster the sharing and exchange of knowledge.

Maurizio Paradisi

Born in 1961, I pursued the black belt with Ivo De Santis sensei and Yutaka Toyama sensei in 1982.

Giuseppe Carloni

Born in 1967, I pursued the black belt with Ivo De Santis Sensei and Yutaka Toyama Sensei in 1985.

Roberto Di Rocco

Born in 1966, practicing since 1976 and black belt since 1985. I am a Karate master and sports educator.

Riccardo Rita

Born in 1971, karate instructor and sports educator, I pursued the black belt in 1984 with Yutaka Toyama.

Giovanni Iacoboni

Abruzzo. Born in 1977, I started practicing the art of Karate in 1987, obtaining the 1st dan black belt in 1997.

Laura Rosella

Born in 1976, sports karate athlete first, then I went on to study traditional karate. Black belt since 1992.

Giuseppe Serino

Born in 1963, I pursued the black belt with Ivo De Santis Sensei and Yutaka Toyama Sensei in 1985.

Alfredo Cassia

Born in 1958, I pursued the black belt with Ivo De Santis Sensei and Yutaka Toyama Sensei in 1980.

Luigi Francella

Born in 1959, I received the black belt from Ivo De Santis Sensei and Yutaka Toyama Sensei in 1985.

Dojos adhering to the WKSI – JKF Wado-kai

Maurizio Paradisi Maurizio Paradisi
Rome • San Lorenzo, Rinnovamento


Giuseppe CarloniGiuseppe Carloni
Rome • Portuense


Giuseppe SerinoGiuseppe Serino
Rome • Portuense


Alfredo CassiaAlfredo Cassia


Roberto Di RoccoRoberto Di Rocco
Rome • Piazza Bologna

Luigi FrancellaLuigi Francella


Laura RosellaLaura Rosella
Rome • Portuense



Riccardo Rita
Albano Laziale • Cecchina


Giovanni Iacoboni
L’Aquila • Abruzzo

WKSI – Wadokai Karatedo Shin-Gi-Tai Italia

Japan Karatedo Federation Wado-kai – branch n° 4242004

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.

Wado International Seminar

International seminar of traditional wado-ryu karate led by Roberto Danubio, 7th dan JKF Wadokai, held in Rome on November 18 and 19, 2023

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.

Wadokai Workshop

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

WKSI Summer Camp

A three-day summer camp in Paliano, the first weekend of June, enjoying nature, fun, and Karate Wado-ryu.

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.

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.

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.

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