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Publisher: David Chambers 沖縄民間大使
Editor: Robert Dohrenwend, Ph.D
Art Director: Robert Lloyd
Director of Photography: U. DiNoi
Director of Sales: Haruko Chambers
ISSN 1547-416X


Classical Fighting Arts Magazine


Over its 50+ issue history, CFA magazine has evolved from a modest newsletter to an 84 page perfect bound, full-colour glossy publication. Written by the world’s leading scholars in the field, and moderated by the foremost classical martial art instructors and researchers, CFA magazine is widely regarded as the premier publication of its type.

Official acclaim was added to that of the martial arts public when in 2010 the Okinawa Ken Karate-Do Rengokai awarded CFA magazine its prestigious, “Award for Literary Excellence” and in 2016 when the Publisher of CFA was designated an “Okinawan Goodwill Ambassador” by the Government of the Prefecture of Okinawa.


The Most Respected Martial Arts Publication


The reputations of our contributors and the quality of the content they produce have made Classical Fighting Arts magazine the fastest growing and most respected martial arts publication. Dedicated principally to martial systems of Japan and the Okinawan Archipelago, we embrace all legitimate fighting arts including, Muay Thai, English prizefighting, Boxe Francais Savate, European fencing, all of which appear in our magazine from time to time.


Contributing Editors
  • Kiko Asai-Ferreira, B.A.
  • Juan-Antonio Balderas, M.D.
  • Robert Dohrenwend, Ph.D.
  • John Chandler, M.D.
  • Alan T. Francis, OBE
  • Matthias Golinski, M.A.
  • Charles Goodin, J.D.
  • Stanley Henning, M.A.
  • David Hooper, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey K. Mann, Ph.D.
  • Mario McKenna, M.Sc.
  • Richard Nguyen, M.D.
  • Graham Noble, B.Sc.
  • Akihiro Omi, B.A.
  • Liam O’Shaughnessy
  • Guy Power, M.A.
  • Robert Redmond, J.D.
  • Mark Tankosich, M.A.
  • Henning Wittwer
  • Kousaku Yokota
  • Teiko Yonaha-Tursi 沖縄民間大使
Technical Advisors
  • Nobuhide Asato
  • Tetsu Gima
  • Shinto Gushiken
  • Minoru Higa
  • Morio Higaonna
  • Seisho Itokazu
  • Takashi Kinjo
  • Tsuneo Kinjo
  • Yoshio Kuba
  • Yukiyoshi Marutani
  • Chosei Motobu
  • Tsutomu Nakahodo
  • Zenpo Shimabukuro
  • Katsuhiko Shinzato
  • Dan Smith
  • Iken Tokashiki
  • Zenshu Toyama
  • Tsuyoshi Uechi
  • Kunio Uehara
  • Takenobu Uehara
  • Meitatsu Yagi
  • Hirokuni Yamashiro

We Are Committed... producing a magazine that is accurate, informative, and entertaining. A magazine that researches the history of the martial arts, records the present, and that is in many ways determining their future.