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Introduction

I got in contact with WAKO back in 1977 thanks to an old friend of mine, a karate-ka like me, Mr. Geert Lemmens who was living close to Hamburg in those days and who was working closely with Georg Bruckner, the founder of the organisation. The articles I am enclosing in this section of our web site, were written between 1978 and 1980 and they appeared in several Martial Arts magazines in Italy and later on in my book “ The beautiful contact karate and its world”. I didn't change a word. They will offer you my feelings of those days and reading them over and over I truly believe they are necessary not to forget our roots, where we come from and why we changed. It's very rewarding. Hope you enjoy.