American Federation of Martial Arts

Founded in 1979

About Us



Our desire is to stimulate interest and educate martial artists and the public about Martial Arts being both an Art and a Sport. The purpose of Martial Arts is to engage each other in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood. 

Regardless of style or discipline, we come together in sharing and exchanging knowledge, wisdom, ideas, and information to help one another growth and develop in the Martial Arts. We look to foster and maintain competition among our members and other Martial Artists on a high level of amateurism, sportsmanship, and brotherhood and sisterhood. We provide rules and procedures that embody the fairest and honest evaluation and judging of participants in tournaments. 

We believe integrity is the highest achievement we can have towards one another.


Soke, Adolfo Ennever

Soke, ADOLFO ENNEVER is the Founder and Retired Director to the American Federation of Martial Arts (A.F.M.A.), and the Director of the New York Demonstration Team. He is an . . .

  • 8th Degree Black Belt in KOBUJITSU
  • 9th Degree in SHOTOKAN
  • 4th Level in KOGA RYU NINJITSU
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in TANG SOO DO MOO DUK KWAN

Soke, Ennever is also a black belt in many other martial arts forms. Former Instructors are Master Sieato, Master George Cofield, Hanshi Vincent Cruz, Master Chuk Sik Kim, and Professor Ronald Duncan Father of American Ninjitsu.

With more than 66 years of active involvement with the Martial Arts, Soke, Ennever is a Master of his Art. His notable career has merited awards for Competitions and Teaching, as well as the respect of his many students, who have often become Black Belts. He made many contributions to the community and various organizations in the United States and other countries.

The Karate Center embodies Soke, Ennever's personal philosophy and reflects his concern for the growth and development of his student's progress. The teaching methods developed by Soke, Ennever have led him to frequent college campus visits to lecture on his philosophy and demonstrate his techniques. He encourages potential karate students, especially parents, to come in to observe the dynamics of his approach. Soke, Ennever demonstrated his techniques for the Armed Forces, Colleges, High Schools, and many charity groups. He is an International Certified Instructor and Tournament Referee. He produced National and International Champions. He appeared on ABC Wide World of Sports, and demonstrated at Madison Square Garden and in Atlantic City NJ.

 Soke, Ennever may be the only western Martial Artist to practice and teach his students ASTRAL PROJECTION, which is the ability to "leave the body" at will. It is a phenomenon that has long fascinated both the scientific world and the world of NINJITSU. The art of the invisible warrior. Their esoteric art enabled these living phantoms to walk on water, pass through walls, disappear at will and fly. These were no more than APPARITIONS of the Ninja, those who were able to master this art.

Executive Director



Hanshi Jordan was recently appointed Executive Director of the American Federations of Martial Arts (AFMA) in December 2018, by the Founder Soke Adolfo Ennever. 

Prior to this appointment, Hanshi Jordan has been the Director of AFMA Panama for the past four years, which has exposed me to the various concerns and matters affecting our declined in membership because of no solid plan. Therefore, I extend to all members an open invitation to be part of the new team that is prepared to make changes that are required for our next steps in the U.S.A and the region. 

Hanshi Jordan initiated his studies of Kyokushinkai martial arts in 1966, under the direction of Sensei Fred White, Gamboa, Canal Zone, Panama for several years. Shihan Jordan subsequently was exposed to Shotokan by various great black belts, to include Sensei Celso Spencer, Lionel Worrell, Vincente Cruz, and finally my head instructor Hanshi Ricardo Johns, who is presently the founder and President of the Daichi- Shotokan Karate Association with its headquarters in Houston Texas, U.S.A.

During the early 1970 Shihan Jordan formed his karate school at Paraiso, Canal Zone Youth Center, and identified same as the Shotokan Karate school where great black belts developed because of my discipline in training. 

Hanshi Jordan is also an active member of the International San Ten Karate Association which was formed by Hanshi Vincente Cruz, and now is headed by Hanshi Ricardo Lewellyn, Benicia, California.

Hanshi Jordan presently has a 9th Degree Black Belt and has been actively participating in Karate, martial arts for over 50 plus years, and has gained the respect, admiration of his fellow students and instructors.

Hanshi Jordan’s vision and goal for the AFMA Organization family is to unite our members, and develop a plan for growth, training in all the various disciplines.

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