SENSEI
JIMMY WONG

(1962-PRESENT)

FOUNDED BY SENSEI JIMMY WONG, SHOTOKAN WORLD KARATE DO FEDERATION (SWKF) HAS SET ITS MISSION TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE ESSENTIAL VALUES OF TRADITIONAL KARATE. TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE, ITS FOUNDER, SENSEI WONG, SETS FORTH THE NEED TO A RETURN TO “BUDO” AS AN ESSENTIAL PILLAR IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF KARATE.

FORMED BY GREAT MASTERS, SUCH AS HIROKASU KANASAWA AND NISHIYAMA HIDETAKA, SENSEI WONG LEARNED UNDER FORMAL TUTELAGE THE MARTIAL WAY OF LIFE WHICH HAS DEFINED HIS LIFE. LOYALTY, PUNCTUALITY, COURAGE, AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS ARE ALL VIRTUES THAT HAVE BEEN OBTAINED THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF KARATE, AND NOW WONG SETS TO TRANSMIT THOSE VIRTUES TO NEW GENERATIONS THROUGH SWKF. THIS PHILOSOPHICAL LINE WHICH LAST INFLUENCED THE LATE SENSEI MARCOS MORON NOVARO, ALSO SETS TO ELIMINATE THE INAPPROPRIATE HANDLING OF SPORTING ORGANIZATIONS THAT ATTEMPT TO DO AWAY WITH OR IGNORE THE TRADITIONS, PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHIES OF TRADITIONAL KARATE.

WITH THIS MISSION AND THE DESIRE OF TRANSCENDENCE, WHICH ALL GOOD MARTIAL ARTISTS MUST HAVE, SENSEI WONG HAS SET SWKF TO DISSEMINATE THE CULTIVATION OF CHARACTER. SWKF PROGRAMS INCLUDE: PRACTICE MEDITATION TO UNIFY THE UNBREAKABLE BOND CREATED BETWEEN THE SPIRIT, AND TECHNIQUE THROUGH HUMILITY, THE PROPER CONTROL OF EMOTIONS, AND THE HIGHER UNDERSTANDING OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONSCIOUSNESS.