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.

Federico Romandini

Born in 1986, my master was Mariano Binni Sensei. I studied full-contact karate first, and then Wado-ryu.

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.

JKF Wado-Kai Official Seminar in Rome

Koichi Shimura Sensei and Shinji KohataSensei in Rome for the first seminar officially recognized by JKF Wado-Kai in Italy

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.

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

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.

Riccardo RitaCoaches