About the European Wado Federation

The ONLY official European Governing Body for Wado Karate under the International Wado Federation.

Working with and supporting the International Wado Federation. The European Wado Federation (EWF) is the only union for all autonomous and/or independent Wado Karate Schools, Groups and Associations within Europe under the International Wado Federation (IWF).

The European Wado Federation supports and recognises all traditional Wado, Wadoryu, and Wadokai karate organisations.
Helping to promote Wado unity world-wide as an alliance of Wado associations and groups; irrespective of other national or world affiliations

We do not expect you to leave any existing World Governing Body to join the European Wado Federation, as our interests are only to encourage unity within all Wado.

The European Wado Federation is NOT a Limited Company or a commercially motivated governing body, so (unlike many other ‘governing bodies’) does not rely on ‘profit’ or membership fees to exist. The European Wado Federation is NOT run by a Chief Instructor; as it is organised with common-sense by a committee of like-minded people. Membership to the European Wado Federation gives automatic membership to the International Wado Federation (and vice versa for European based memberships).

The European Wado Federation is NOT a Business
We do not take your money for joining – Neither do we take your money just for being in membership.
​We don’t even expect you to leave any existing affiliation in order to join us!

K4-ALL – The International Wado Federation believes in a ‘Karate For All’ Policy.

All ‘open’ competitions and events promoted on the International Wado Federation Website are OPEN to everyone, inside or outside of the IWF, irrespective of National or International Affiliation/s. Please DO NOT attempt to send in posters or advertisements for ‘open’ competitions/events if they are restrictive, bias or ‘members only’ in nature; as they would not be considered or deemed truly ‘open’.

To preserve both the traditional development and the evolution of Wado Karate Jujutsu. We strive to accomplish this in an environment free of intimidation, politics, and other negative distractions and influences. We further seek to foster a spirit of fellowship and understanding by welcoming all like-minded individuals, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, national origin, or physical handicap.

The European Wado Federation is a Wado Governing Body, established in 2008, for amateur and professionally run Wado Karate Schools and not a commercially motivated or profit-based karate business.

The European Wado Federation is NOT a member to any ‘multi-style’ affiliation or organisation as we do not follow or promote ‘generic all-styles sport-karate’. No ‘sport’, no ‘all-styles’, no ‘catch’, just Wado!

European Wado Federation Associate Members are self-governing ‘autonomous’ members and will be considered ‘Allied Members’ to the IWF. The IWF will have no control over Associate Members as they will have their own Constitution/Rules & Regulations, Insurance Procedures and Member Protection Policies, etc., (including Child & Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy) for self-governance within their own Group/Association.