Wadokai Karate-do was based on and originated from karate associations in universities, such as Tokyo University, Meiji University, Nihon University, Rikkyo University, Tykyo University of Agriculture, The Nippon Dental University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine, Tamagawa University, Tokai University, HokkaidoUniversity, and so on. Wadokai Karate-do developed very fast in recent years, for its advanced tactics, especially for its unique features and techniques in actual fight.
The Headquarter of China Wadokai Karate-do used to be JKF Wadokai Sugiura Lensei Juku China Branch. Sugiura Lensei Juku is the largest training organization in JKF Wadokai, it is also the first wadokai training organization to enter China mainland. On Apr 29th 2002, the establishment ceremony as well as the press conference of JKF Wadokai Sugiura Lensei Juku Shanghai Branch was held in Shanghai Chinwoo Athletic Association. From then on, Shanghai Branch became the first Sugiura Lensei Juku branch in China, which symboled Wadokai’s formal entry into China. The participants in the press conference included reporters from Shanghai Times, Youth Daily, Walker Shanghai, Modern Weekly, Shanghai Wednesday, and so on.
JKF Wadokai Sugiura Lensei Juku has been setting up training centers in Shanghai since 2001. In 2002, JKF Wadokai Sugiura Lensei Juku announced the birth of Sugiura Lensei Juku China Branch in Shanghai. In 2008, having passed the 6-year-long examination, JKF Wadokai Sugiura Lensei Juku China Branch was officially acknowledged by the Headquarter of JKF Wadokai. The Headquarter of China Wadokai Karate-do was founded, and its base was set up in Guangzhou. After the foundation of the headquarter, branches in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong and Hong Kong were founded respectively. Nowadays, more than 10 Wadokai dojos have been founded in China, and the total number of registered members is more than 5000.
After the establishment of China Wadokai, in order to memorialize the marvelous achievement and contribution done by Mr. Sugiura Kengo(8th Dan), the deceased establisher of Sugiura Lensei Juku, all the members from China Wadokai elected Mr. Sugiura Kengo to the eternal president of China Wadokai. The current president is being held by Mr. Sugiura Daisuke(6th Dan), representative from JKF Wadokai Sugiura Lensei Juku. For karate-do’s further development in China, Mr. Kishimoto Eiji(5th Dan), who is also the teacher of all members in China Wadokai, serves as the vice president, and is responsible for planning and coordination of karate-do’s development in China.
The predecessor of Wadokai Karate-do Guangdong Branch is The Karate-do Association of Guangdong University of Technology, and it was founded by Mr. Sugiura Daisuke, the son of Mr. Sugiura Kengo. Mr. Sugiura Daisuke (6th Dan) is the coach of Japanese national karate team, and he is also the champion in Japanese karate tournament. The trainers Huang Jun, Huang Yichen, Wen Junchao, who are the first students from Wadokai Guangdong Branch, are still on their way of developing Karate-do in China. They have set up social dojos in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jiangmen, and are currently serving as technical counselors in campus, such as Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Guangdong University of Finance, Panyu Zhongyuan Middle School, Shenzhen University, Guangdong University of Technology, Jiangmen Polytechnic, and so on. The first trainers have all been learning karate-do for at least 15 years. They are the first karate-do learners in Chinamainland.