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Kofukan Karate-do

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Traditional Karate-do

Kofukan Switzerland (since 1992) is the Swiss branch of the Kofukan International Karatedo organization of Masters Tomiyama, Omi & Okubo. Our Swiss Kofukan Dojos are located in Zermatt & Zürich and 2018 is our 20th Anniversary of Kofukan Karate Club Zermatt !

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Kofukan International is the traditional Karate-do organization of Masters Tomiyama, Omi and Okubo. Master Tomiyama is a "Tasshi Shihan, 8th Dan Kansho" Shito-ryu & 6th Dan Goju-ryu, graduate of Doshisha University, Japan, and Senior Instructor or "Doshisha Old Boy" of the world-renowed Doshisha University Karate-do Club (since 1934).
Before 1934, already around the 1920ies, Master Chojun Miyagi and Master Kenwa Mabuni have taught "Naha-te" (of Master Higaonna) to the Doshisha Karate-do Students and later "Goju-ryu", "Mabuni Goju-
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Kofukan Switzerland has been founded in 1992 as the Swiss branch of the Kofukan International organization of Masters Tomiyama, Omi and Okubo. Kofukan Switzerland Dojos were established in Gamsen-Brig in 1992, in Zermatt in late 1993, and in Zürich in January 2008. Kofukan Dojos in Bern, Brig, Olten,...
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Kofukan Karate-Club Zermatt has been established in 1998 by its board members and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Zermatt in September 2018. Happy birthday ! Congratulations for the outstanding efforts to for keeping the Karate-do spirit alive.

Kofukan Switzerland Senior Instructors have been training with Master Fujimoto at Doshisha University Karate-do Club in Kyoto and with Soke & Founder Chojiro Tani of Tani-ha Shito-ryu Karate-do Kempo Shukokai in Japan and London. So, we're officially graduated and qualified as "Shito-ryu Karate-do Kofukan Black Belts" of Master Tomiyama and "Tani-ha Shito-ryu Karate-do Black Belts" of Master Chojiro Tani, Tani-ha Shito-ryu Kempo Karate-do Shukokai.

We regularly travel to Japan (1999, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019) for several continuous weeks to train with our teachers and to keep our personal connections alive to the Shukokai Honbu-Dojo in Kobe and to the Masters of "300 Doshisha Karate-do Old Boys" of the Doshisha University Karate-do Club in Kyoto. For this reason, we also have an intense contact to our Karate-do stiles and their Masters of Naha-te, Goju-ryu, Uechi-ryu, Shito-ryu, Ju-Go-Shizen-ryu and...
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Shihan Keiji Tomiyama

Shihan K. Tomiyama

8th Dan, Senior Instructor

Main Instructor Kofukan

Matthias Seiler

Matthias Seiler

4th Dan, Senior Instructor

Main Instructor Zürich

Boris Makuc

Boris Makuc

4th Dan, Senior Instructor

Main Instructor Zermatt

KofukanZermatt

Karate-Club Zermatt

2nd Dan, Instructors Zermatt

Main Instructors Zermatt

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