Yoshikazu KAMIGAITO Sensei ( 1937 – 2014 )

Master Yoshikazu KAMIGAITO Sensei

KAMIGAITO Yoshikazu Sensei spent about 20 years in Belgium from the 70s to the 90s. Wado-Ryu Karate by Kamigaito Sensei has been practiced in many clubs, federations as well as via the ASBL Wado Kamigaito Belgium VZW and this in Belgium, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with passages in Burundi and in Ivory Coast.

What will you find on this site?

The richness of the teaching of Wado-Ryu Karate by Kamigaito Sensei

in the form of various treasures that Master Kamigaito left us during his stay in Belgium in the years 1970-1990 in the form of

articles, interviews

– photos

original books written by Master Kamigaito:
Volume 1: WADO,
Volume 2: KIHON…etc.,
Volume 3: KATA – 5 Pin-an,
Volume 6: SHIAI

Videos of Master Kamigaito on the Pin An Katas (Pinan Nidan, Pinan Shodan, Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yodan, Pinan Godan)

Videos of Master Kamigaito on the Wado-Ryu Superior Katas (Kushanku, Naihanchi, Seishan and Chinto)

Videos by Master Kamigaito on other Wado-Ryu Kata ( Jitte, Jion, Wanshu, Bassai )

videos of Master Kamigaito on katas from other schools such as Goju-Ryu : Sanchin, Tensho, Seënchin

videos of different Wado-Ryu Karate seminars given by Master Kamigaito in different clubs

– The translation of Master Kamigaito’s book-fiction “Ecrit de Bujumbura”, probably inspired by his two trips to Burundi where he led many Karate seminars, notably at the Puma Karate Club
The following book-fiction was written by Mr Kamigaito after he left Belgium. He presented it to a literary jury in the Hida region (Japan) , which awarded him first prize.
It is not a reportage, but a work of fiction; karate is above all an opportunity to discover a new world; it is not the main subject of this story….

The in-depth knowledge of Jean-Maurice Huard, Kamigaito Sensei’s successor

in the form of articles, videos, books

The qualities and experience of Kamigaito Sensei’s students

The students of Master Kamigaito (the community of Karatekas) have retained and achieved through the teaching of Wado-Ryu karate of Master Kamigaito you will find it here in the form of articles, videos, books

What is the purpose of this site?

This site wishes to reflect the immense work of Kamigaito Yoshikazu Sensei, to be his memory accessible to all his former students but also to any Karateka interested in his work and in the richness of Wado-Ryu Karate that he taught us.

What can you do to complete this site?

If you have interesting information about Yoshikazu Kamigaito Sensei and his teaching (media such as photos, videos, articles…) please contact us to have them published on this site and enrich this sharing.

Our mail: admin@wado-kamigaito-ryu.be

Find us

Xavier Wispenninckx
Oude Vijvers 1
B-3370 Boutersem

Our email:  admin@wado-kamigaito-ryu.be


In November 2022, Giovanni Castagna took the initiative to create a group on Facebook in order to share the trainings, the seminars, the activities of the group “Wado Kamigaito Ryu Leuven“.

Wado Kamigaito Ryu Leuven
The group Wado Kamigaito Ryu Leuven

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