WKSI – JKF Wado-kai is a large 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.

Stefano Rossi

Born in 1959, black belt since 1980, I studied with the masters Ivo De Santis and Yutaka Toyama.

Roberto Di Rocco

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

Alfredo Cassia

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

Giuseppe Carloni

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

Riccardo Rita

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

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.

Luigi Francella

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

Giovanni Iacoboni

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

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 • Trullo


Alfredo CassiaAlfredo Cassia
Rome • Monteverde


Roberto Di RoccoRoberto Di Rocco
Rome • Piazza Bologna, Casalotti

Luigi FrancellaLuigi Francella
Rome • Poggio Ameno


Stefano RossiStefano Rossi
Rome • Poggio Ameno


Laura RosellaLaura Rosella
Rome • Trullo


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 Friendship Seminar

International karate seminar for the promotion of the spirit of Wado and traditional martial arts, in Rome from 6 to 8 May 2022

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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