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Who We Are

The World Kobudo Federation is a non-political world martial arts organization (Founded in 1991 by Hanshi John Therien) for Martial Artist and Martial Arts Schools, promoting the highest standards of Martial Arts training, integrity, discipline and honor.

Available to all styles, for large and small dojos. Its purpose is to unite martial artists under one umbrella to raise the standards and brotherhood for the advancement of Budo.

Provide training classes, seminars and additional resources to their member schools as well as non-members.

There are affiliated WKF schools, in Canada, Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania..

WKF is an Evolution in a Revolution

The world kobudo federation is an Αssociation for all schools whose role is the study and promotion of Budo. Τhe WKF was created in a spirit of innovation and respect for traditions. Its primary purpose is to united martial artists under one umbrella to raise the standards,quality and brotherhood for the overall advancement of Budo.

Ηanshi Alain Sailly

Co-founder of the World Kobudo Federation

Our Process

One of the largest and most prestigious Martial Arts Convention in the world, run by Martial Artists, for Martial Artists and Martial Arts Friends.

We Know

We are an organization made up of all Martial Arts Styles. We share knowledge around the world and are committed to investing in the quality of instruction and learning.

We Share

By sharing this knowledge through seminars, camps and conventions, we can share and develop our members and affiliate schools.

We Think

The future of Martial Arts is strong, and the quality being passed down depends on what is left behind. We focus on bringing traditions to the modern day and learning styles.

We Create

With many Masters, Legends and World Champions amongst our membership, we focus on development in creating the next generation of Masters, Legends and World Champions.

Featured Speakers

Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON
UFC World Champion
Carlos “THE RONIN” NEWTON UFC World Champion

Carlos Newton is considered one of the true pioneers in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Known as "The Ronin",

Hanshi Alain Sailly
8th Dan Goshindo
Hanshi Alain Sailly 8th Dan Goshindo

Alain Sailly was born in 1958, and started Judo with his father at the age of

Hanshi John Therien
9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu
Hanshi John Therien 9th Dan Jiu-Jitsu

Hanshi is in great demand around the world for teaching seminars,

Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault
23 Times World Champion
Jean-Yves “ICEMAN” Theriault 23 Times World Champion

Jean-Yves Thériault was born on January 15, 1955 in Paquetvil

Top Speakers

Some Facts & Figures

18th Convention
1500+ Participants
35+ Countries

Past events Gallery

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