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The Canadian ZenKuRen Wado Karate Association (CZWKA) is a federal nonprofit corporation dedicated to the teaching, coaching, training and propagation of Wado Karate according to the rules, regulations, and technical standards established by the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) - Wadokai, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. CZWKA is the only Canadian Wado style karate association that is directly affiliated with the JKF Wadokai and with the National Karate Association (NKA) of Canada.

The Wado style of karate is one of the four major, traditional styles of Japanese karate that are practiced worldwide. The Wado style or Wado-ryu (ryu means style in Japanese) was developed by Hironori Ohtsuka and registered with the Japan Martial Arts Federation in 1934. Wado-ryu can be considered a ‘softer’ style of karate. Emphasis is placed upon efficient, natural movements, performed with precise timing. The name Wado itself demonstrates the general philosophy of the style; Wa means ‘Harmony/peace’  in Japanese, and do means ‘path’ or ‘the way of’.

CZWKA is committed to offering its members the best possible Wado karate experience. This is done through strict adherence to unified technical and teaching standards, and affiliation with the world’s governing karate associations. Technical seminars, gradings, award certificates, tournaments and summer camps are all part of the CZWKA curriculum.
  


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