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1st North American Wadokai Championships & Seminars

You're invited to the 1st North American Wadokai Karate Championships & Seminars!
August 2-4, 2019, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2-day Seminars: everyone welcome, any organization!
Dan & instructor exams: JKF Wadokai members from any country
Championships: JKF Wadokai members from any country

Information and registration here;

Sincerely, Richard Mosdell, event manager

Hideho Takagi sensei, the chairman of the Wado-kai Technical Committee, passed away on August 14th, 2018.

Hideho Takagi sensei, who served as Chairman of Wado-kai Technical Headquarters and Wado-kai Technical Committee, passed away on August 14th at the age of 76. We respectfully pray that his soul may rest in peace.

〈Recognized by Wadoryu founder Hironori Otsuka sensei in his college days〉

Takagi sensei was born in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province in China, in 1942.

His early childhood was spent in China. After the end of World War II in 1945, as his father was an army surgeon, it appears he spent time in an internment camp.

When he was a 4th grade student in elementary school, his family returned to Japan, with his father staying in China.

Takagi sensei began studying karate in earnest after he enrolled in dental college in Japan. Studying under Tomihide Arimoto sensei, he also received guidance, and was recognized by, Wadoryu founder Hironori Otsuka sensei. He visited various locations with Otsuka sensei, acting as his partner in demonstrations.

Takagi sensei was invited to coach not only in Japan, but overseas as well.

Students of Takagi sensei from all over the world attended his funeral, and even more emails expressing condolences were received as well.

〈Continuing to teach while attached to an IV〉

Takagi sensei's health deteriorated two and a half years ago. Even after this, he continued to come and instruct at Wado-kai technical seminars held at various locations, while still being hospitalized and attached to an IV drip 7 days of the month.

He taught strictly in the hope that Wado techniques would be inherited correctly, particularly by 1st Grade instructors. Takagi sensei would always say that "the person who has learned something has a duty to hand it down properly".

He would also talk of his memories with Wadoryu founder Hironori Otsuka sensei in classes. Takagi sensei endeavored throughout his life in order to pass on the techniques and spirit of Wado. Here we will refer to the words that Takagi sensei left behind.

〈Words from Takagi sensei〉

"It was said by Otsuka sensei that 'learning carries a duty to pass on what you have learned'. Wado contains many of Otsuka sensei's ideas. This idea is not understood just by hearing it. I would like for it to be understood through training."

"Otsuka sensei's final words were Keep a hungry spirit, anytime'. For example, if you failed Dan examination time and time again, do you give up or still believe I can do this thing that other people can do'? Being able to carry on because it isn't easy, because it's difficult. This sort of thing is what we call culture."

"I would like us not only to conserve Wado, but to develop with the intention of advancing it further. Please work hard so that Wado is even better in future."

#Hideho Takagi sensei (Dan / Title)

· 8th Dan, Wadokai
· 8th Dan and Hanshi, Japan Karatedo Federation
· Chairman, Wadokai Technical Committee
· 1st grade qualified examiner, Japan Karatedo Federation
· Saiko-Shihan, Guseikai Takagi Dojo
· Instructor, Budo Gakuen (Budo School), Nippon Budokan
· President, Toshima-ward Karatedo Federation

[July 7th, 2017]

To JKF WADO-KAI overseas branches
Dear Friends,

This is about the partial revision of the WADO-KAI Overseas Regulations

WADO-KAI would like to show their appreciation to all of the non-Japanese WADO-KAI members for their compliance with the WADO-KAI Overseas Regulations, created on July 27th 2002, and thank them for their large contributions to their development.
However, subject to the decision of the JKF WADO-KAI board, we have removed the following items within article 9 of the regulations (Standards for establishing the country headquarters) part 1, "Any country containing more than two branches may establish a country headquarters.".
It will be reported that the abolition of the headquarters was decided by the International Department of the WADO-KAI Group. Accordingly, correspondence regarding the WADO-KAI Headquarters in the future (such as branch registration, member registration, promotion registration, etc.) will now be dealt with directly by the WADO-KAI branch in each country, with the cooperation of JKF WADO-KAI.

We hope to continue the development of Wado Karate around the world with your cooperation.

JKF WADO-KAI Headquarters
Yoshinori Matsui, Chairman
Seiji Kondo, International Director

Event Calendar for 2019 updated


Wado-Kai New Executives 2017-2018


Greetings from President


Our Bank Account for the remittance from overseas has been changed.
The detail is on the page of Table of Fee.

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Mr. Masaru Shintani and his groups acting under the name of Wado-Kai in Canada are never affiliated with JKF Wado-Kai.