International Seminar of Wado-ryu, the Way of Harmony

Roberto Danubio in Rome, May 6-8, 2022

Author of the book “Wadoryu Karatedo”, 7th dan JKF Wadokai, chief instructor of the Swiss Wadokai Karatedo Renmei and internationally renowned teacher, regularly conducts top-level seminars in Europe and around the world

Dear karateka, dear Wado friends,

The world shows that it is increasingly in need of peace and harmony between individuals, nations, and peoples. As Wado-ryu practitioners we feel we are called to play, in our own small way, an active role in promoting the values ​​of brotherhood and friendship.

Hironori Otsuka, the founder of our style, in 1970 wrote: “Peace, as the root essence of martial art, is easy to say in words, but it is not as easy in actions or as reality in human society. By looking at past history and the current state of international affairs, one might even say it is impossible. However, no matter how impossible it seems, if peace does not exist in society, human existence will never be happy and prosperous. Human beings will require extraordinary mental power to accomplish this seemingly impossible task. This «extraordinary mental power» is the mentality of martial art”.

The Wado Friendship Seminar is an international initiative aiming to rally all practitioners who share this positive and purposeful vision of martial arts. A small action that we hope will help promote the spirit of Wado, which is a spirit of peace and harmony, in Europe and in the whole world.

The seminar, which will take place from 6 to 8 May 2022, in Rome at the Sports center «Vigna Pia», is open to all belts and will be led by Roberto Danubio sensei, 7th dan JKF Wadokai. Renowned and internationally recognized teacher, author of the book «Wadoryu Karatedo» which has now become an essential reference in the Wadokai field, he regularly conducts seminars in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Finland, Hungary and several other European and non-European countries.

We look forward to seeing you in Rome. In the sign of Wado.


The Wado Friendship Seminar is open to all karate practitioners, without belt or age restrictions. However, the extra training on Friday evening is reserved for brown and black belts only. The participation fee is 50 euros.

Due to current Covid-19 prevention regulations, Wado Friendship Seminar is limited. Therefore it is advisable to pre-register by filling out the appropriate online form (available on this page). We will then email you the instructions to pay the participation fee, thus confirming your registration.

Fill in the following form to register. The payment information and the relative methods will be sent to you later by email.

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Timetable and Training Facility

Extra Session: 18.00 – 20.00
(Brown and Black Belts only)

1st session: 10.00 – 12.30
2nd session: 14.00 – 16.30

3rd session: 9.30 – 11.30



c/o Centro Sportivo APD Vigna Pia

via Filippo Tajani, 50
00149 Rome, Italy

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