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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.


The purpose of the American Federation of Martial Arts is to develop and popularize the spirit of Karate in the proper direction. We accomplish this purpose by prompting and strengthening friendly relations among its member organizations in all countries. We contribute to the perfection of the human character by promoting the advantage of world unification of all Empty Hand styles in the Martial Arts.

Although we live in an age for introduction of other Empty Hand styles, our purpose lies in the development of Karate. It is with this in mind that A.F.M A. concerns itself with promoting and organizing all major arts of Empty Hand, regardless of origin. 

  • A.F.M.A. hopes for harmonious relations and mutual respect among the various styles and organizations through the World. 
  • A.F.M.A. strives to promote the learning of different martial arts and to acquaint its members with the different styles of Empty Hand.
  • A.F.M.A. encourages head instructors not to be stagnant and entrenched in their own particular styles, realizing that to be proficient in one's art, one must practice and study for many years. 

Black Belts should not limit themselves, but should be well rounded in the knowledge of other styles and systems. For example, when they are called on to judge forms locally and/or internationally, or for the experience of being prepared to teach and serve others.

A.F.M.A. is a non-profit organization and is empowered to exercise its charter in any Country of the World Benefits and services are available to all head instructors of any style or system. A.F.M.A. acknowledges that all instructors warrant the same respect due them by their martial arts peers. One of the unique benefits of A.F.M.A. is to be upgraded as a Sensei, and helped to grow and develop in one's own style. Many times Sensei Is lose their line of touch with their Masters, Sensei’s, etc., and find themselves, for whatever reasons, floundering for further knowledge. Head instructors will have the opportunity and resources in A.F.M.A. to complete any and all courses of study.

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