The CZWKA is the Official Country Headquarters of the JKF Wado-Kai in Canada.
We are a vibrant national non-profit organization made up of official Wadokai karate clubs from across the country.
The C.Z.W.K.A. was established at the request of the Directors of the JKF Wado Kai Headquarters in Tokyo, for an authentic, National Wado Kai organization that is directly affiliated with JKF Wado Kai Headquarters and with Karate Canada. The Association has steadily grown, providing the membership with quality technical instruction, training and competitive opportunities in Canada, the U.S.A. and Japan. Canadian ZenKuRen Wado Karate Association (CZWKA) is a non-profit corporation that was federally registered in Ottawa by letters patent in 1996 by founding directors, Ms. Norma Foster (Vancouver, BC), Mr. Roger Bartosh (Montreal, QC), Mr. Flavio Iammarino (Niagara Falls, ON) and Mr. Barry Welch (Calgary, AB). It is the only association recognized by the JKF Wado-Kai. Our members can attempt examinations for Dan (black belt) grades, Instructor certifications, and Referee certifications. In addition, practical examinations for Dan grades up to third degree can proceed in Canada.
The CZWKA also maintains close relationships with other karate associations, athletes, and coaches, which enables its members to access a high quality of technical leadership and training. Our members can visit numerous Wadokai clubs in Japan and compete in large tournaments, including the Wadokai World Cup. Comprising members from Pacific to Atlantic Canada we are a mixture of races, backgrounds, gender and creeds, and we welcome all who wish to study karate to join us.