WTMAS - The Society for Traditional Martial Arts from Okinawa and Japan. Redefining Martial Excellence since 1970.

We are an international organisation for Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Martial Arts from Okinawa and Japan.

We do this by teaching Martial Arts on international seminars worldwide, and by making opportunities for our members to train Martial Arts with high level masters in Okinawa and on the seminars in other countries there we will teach.

There are also oppurtunity on our seminars to make a grading test from the beginner to the black belts and get an international certification and diploma for your knowledge in Martial Arts up to highest instructor- and master levels, signed by our Special advisors.

THE MASTERS OF WTMAS - Special advisors at the Executive committé

Tetsuhiro Hokama

Hokama Tetsuhiro, Okinawa

grandmaster Tetsuhiro Hokama, 10 dan hanshi, Gojuryu karate, Matayoshi kobudo, Ph. D. in karate,

vice president in WTMAS and president of IKO, Kenshikai dojo, Okinawa

Hamamoto Hisao

Hamamoto Hisao, Okinawa

Soke Hamamoto Hisao, head master of Koden Hachiman ryu Battojutsu and Okinawa Mugai ryu Mushokai iaido, Okinawa, Japan

Leif Hermansson

Leif Hermansson, Sweden

Soke Leif Hermansson, 10 dan hanshi Okinawa kobujutsu, 10 dan hanshi karatejutsu (promoted in Okinawa by Okinawan masters under Okinawa based organisation).

Okuden level in Mugairyu iaido & Hachimanryu battojutsu (promoted in Okinawa by grandmaster Hamamoto Hisao). Founder and president of WTMAS

Masahiro Nakamoto

Nakamoto Masahiro, Okinawa

Nakamoto Masahiro, 10 dan hanshi Kobayashi Shorinryu karate, 10 dan hanshi Okinawa Kobudo, Bunbukan dojo, Okinawa

Hiroshi Akamine kobudo

Akamine Hiroshi, Okinawa

Akamine Hiroshi, 9 dan hanshi, Okinawa Shorinryu Mukenkai karate and Ryukyu Kobudo Shinbukan, Shinbukan dojo, Okinawa


WTMAS - Branch Chiefs:

Anita Baumhöfer, Country Director in Germany for iaido and kobudo

4 dan jujitsu, 2 kyu iaido, 4 kyu kobudo.

Ottar André Vassenden

Ottar André Vassenden, Country Director in Norway for karate

6 dan shihan karatejutsu and Hokutoryu jujitsu


Viktor Sarkisov, Country Director in Moscova, Russia for kobudo

6th dan renshi karate, 2 kyu Okinawa kobudo

Scott Fortenberry, State Director in Colorado, USA for iaido

4th dan karate, 1st dan Mugairyu iaido and Hachimanryu battojutsu


Frankie Williams, State Director in NC, USA for iaido

9 Dan hanshi Shorinryu karate, 3rd dan Mugairyu Iaido and Hachimanryu battojutsu


Gene Lau, State Director in PA, USA for Okinawa kobudo. 7 dan kyoshi Isshinryu karate, 1 dan Mugairyu iaido and Hachimanryu battojutsu, 4 kyu kobudo.

Amy Lau, State Director in PA, USA for iaido. 5 dan renshi Isshinryu karate, 2 dan Mugairyu iaido and Hachimanryu battojutsu

Helder Nunes, Country Director in Portugal

6th dan jujitsu

Geir Ingebretsen Wideroe, Country Director in Norway for iaido and kobudo.

5th dan karate, 1 dan iaido