Maurizio Paradisi

President of WKSI – Wadokai Karatedo Shin-Gi-Tai Italia and Karate Master. I was born in 1961 and started practicing Wado-ryu as a very young man with Ivo De Santis Sensei, a direct student of Yutaka Toyama, who introduced Wado-ryu in Italy. In 1982 I graded for the 1st DAN in the Japan Karatedo Federation Wado-kai. I am now a 5th DAN of the Japan Karatedo Federation Wado-kai. I am a Member of Honour of FCAM (Cuban Federation of Martial Arts) where I am a qualified Kyoshi given that I was the one who introduced Wado Ryu on the Caribbean island, as well as Foreign Technical Advisor of Cuba’s Wado Ryu Karatedo Association. Since October 2021 I have been the National Head of Wado-Ryu Style for FIJLKAM – Italian Federation of Judo, Wrestling, Karate, and Martial Arts.

I am in charge of a WKSI dojo:

  • ASD Popolare San Lorenzo, Via dei Volsci 94, Rome


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