Shingo Ohgami, 8th dan JKF Wadokai, passed away

With profound sorrow we learn of the death of an extraordinary man, one of the most prepared, educated and available masters in the world of karate and a true Wadoryu legend: Shingo Ohgami sensei passed away after a long illness he never allowed to tarnish his authentic budoka spirit.

A very attentive, thoughtful and highly erudite teacher (not only of martial arts), he leaves an indelible mark in the European and global Wadoryu. As an author of two fundamental texts about karate, despite his popularity and although being universally recognized as one of the major authorities of traditional martial arts, on every occasion he never failed to amaze people with his humility and the refined, cordial simplicity of his manners.

He leaves an unbridgeable gap. But also a great technical and spiritual heritage, a guide and an example for every budoka. We at WKSI will do our best to honor it. In the meanwhile, our thoughts go to the family and his many students, including our friend and master Roberto Danubio sensei. To all of them, expressing our condolences, we ideally stand by, clinging to each other in an embrace.

Riccardo RitaShingo Ohgami, 8th dan JKF Wadokai, passed away

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  • Isabel Roe - 11 October 2019 reply

    RIP SENSEI.. I only met you once, but it was an honor, and you left an everlasting impression.. thank you

  • Kari Kpskinen - 11 October 2019 reply

    …silence words …

  • Kenneth Conway - 11 October 2019 reply

    He will never die as he will always be in our hearts

  • PETER KALLMYR - 16 October 2019 reply

    Rest in peace.

  • Emin Mihrem - 25 October 2019 reply

    Sensei , You truly shaped my life in 4 decades, my believes, values, principles and meaning of life, Your spirit will allways be a part of me

  • Darrock Cowell - 24 May 2021 reply

    As a previous Wado student I have only just come across this sad news. The book of katas and Wado techniques was always invaluable and his explanation and knowledge far greater than many of those who claim to teach this style. I was fortunate to have a superb instructor in the UK(Peter Murphy) I hope that I can always emulate the truth, humility and honesty of Sensei Ohgami.

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