Europe Branch

Ahnan Tomari-te World Organization – Europe Branch 

The Ahnan Tomari-te martial arts system was officially introduced in Europe in 2012 when the first seminar was taught in Rottherdam, Netherlands, by Coulborne Sensei.

In 2017, Mr. Braglia was authorized by Soke under the guidance and responsibility of Graham Shihan to create the first official branch of Ahnan Tomari-te World Organization in Europe. This first European dojo is registered at ASD Budoshin Hukyukai in Carpi (Modena), Italy, founded and directed by Mr. Braglia.

Upon the formal recognition of his dojo, Mr. Braglia requested and obtained the mandate to begin the spread of the portion of Okinawa’s introductory material of the most advanced Chinese curriculum of Ahnan Tomari-te in Europe.

Such spread will be implemented through the following:
A) introductory seminars;
B) training courses aimed at the gradual teaching of the basic curriculum for teachers and practitioners of all karate styles or other martial arts;
C) creating local study groups to facilitate the transition to the introductory curriculum.

The Ahnan Tomari-te World Organization – Europe Branch Academy has obtained from the Eurethics the recognition of a high standard of quality in the training of future instructors in all European Union countries (Etsia reg. number: 6-ACDMY 2017/021). This certification methodology complies with the principles of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and ISO/IEC 17024: 2012 “Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Certification Bodies” (License ISO 17024 for Eurethics Training Academy No. OP-22926 of 19/08/2014).


Founders ATWO – Europe Branch

Leslie M. Graham

Ordained a 22nd Generation Taoist priest, under the Long Men Pai (Dragon Gate Sect, China), Jian Fu Gong and Ah De Fu Shen Gong October, 2011.
Received 2nd level Ordination at Qing Cheng Shan, China at the Jian Fu Gong and Ah De Fu Shen Gong Daoist Temples in May, 2017.
Education: DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine December, 2016), L.Ac (Licensed Acupuncturist August 2002), DC (Doctor of Chiropractic, December 1991), MS (Biology, August 1995).


Martial arts study

Chinese Kung Fu 36 years
Tae Kwon Do 20 years (Top 10 Kumite US 1980’s)
Wu Jia Daoist Family Form Tai Chi Chuan 20 years
Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 15 years
Karate Lost Dances Tomari-Te 30 years
Judo 1 year
Jigen-ryu sword style (Okinawa) 15 years
Nei Gong Daoist Practice Tzu Jia Mien

Martial arts pubblications

  1. “The Secret Art of Won Hop Loong Chuan”. Pg. 74 – 77, 93, Inside Kung Fu, April 1987.
  2. “Striking it Rich – One Shot Self- Defense”. Pg. 41 – 43, 90, Inside Kung Fu, November 1988.
  3. “To See is to Be Deceived”. Pg. 30 – 32, MA Training, January 1990.
  4. “Atemi! Nerve Strike Self-Defense”. Dr. Leslie M. Graham & Jerry W. McGlade. Pg. 62 – 67, Inside Karate, January 1992.
  5. “The Chudan Tsuki Seiken – Mastering the Basics”. Pg. 24 – 29, Inside Karate, March 1992.”
  6. “Basic Kicking Techniques”. Pg. 16 – 21, 76, Inside Karate, September 1992.
  7. “Knees As Targets – Attack the Foundation”. Pg. 26 – 30, Inside Karate, October 1992.
  8. “Blind Training”. Pg. 50 – 52, Black Belt Magazine, November, 1992.
  9. “Basic Falling”. Pg. 35 – 39, Inside Karate, December 1992.
  10. “Self-Defense For Women”. Pg. 34 – 37, 76, Martial Arts Masters, January 1993.
  11. “Basic Stances – Building a Firm Foundation”. Pg. 25 – 28, Inside Karate, March 1993.
  12. “The Sai” – Okinawan Karate’s Treasured Trident. Pg 50 – 53, Black Belt Magazine, August 1993.
  13. “Growing Up Without Fear”. Pg. 98 – 101, Inside Kung Fu, October 1993.
  14. “The Secret of Effective Hand Techniques”. Pg. 60 – 63, Martial Arts Masters, May 1994.
  15. “Found! The ‘Lost’ Dances of Okinawa”. Pg. 49 -51, Inside Karate, May 1996.
  16. “Wanduan and Rohai – The Chinese Connection”. Pg. 48 – 51, Inside Karate, January 1997.
  17. “The Animal Forms of Won Hop Loong Chuan – Shi Chuan Fut”. Pg. 10 – 15, Ancient Sets of Kung Fu, Vol. 1, No.3.


Rolando Kraeher

Born and raised in El Salvador, Rolando Kraeher showed an acute understanding and interest in the martial arts from an early age.  With limited access in his birth country to reputable martial arts styles, he enrolled in Amateur Boxing where he trained and competed for 4 years.  During that time, he also practiced Tae Kwon Do earning his black belt in 1981.  After his arrival to the United States in 1982, he was introduced and invited to become a student of Tsong Quo Chuen.  As part of his studies, he has been practicing Tomari-Te Okinawan Karate, Wu Jia Daoist Tai Chi Chuan, Yi Quan and Nei Gong. In 2017, he earned Certification as a practicioner of Medical Qi Gong under the tutelage of the Zhen Xin Gong Temple.

Education: Master of Architecture, Harvard University, 1995; Bachelor of Science in Engineering with secondary studies in Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 1987.

Martial arts study

Amateur Boxing, San Salvador, El Salvador – Training and Match Competitions, 1976 to 1980
Tae Kwon Do, San Salvador, El Salvador – Black Belt, 1981
Chinese Kung Fu – Training in Tsong Quo Chuen since 1982
Tomari-Te Okinawan Karate – Training in Pyong Hwa Do since 1982
Wu Jia Daoist Family Form Tai Chi Chuan – Training since 2015
Gi Gong and Yi Quan – Training since 2015
Dragon Fist/Long Quan Martial Arts New York – Founder, Teacher and Head Instructor


Massimo Braglia

Professional teacher, martial arts historian and founder of Budoshin Hukyukai ASD.

Martial arts study

Karate: Makotokai, Shotokan, Shito-ryu, Shorin-ryu and Ahnan Tomari-te – overall 37 years
Chinese martial art: Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kwa Chang, Ping Qi Shu (traditional weapon), Wing Tsun and Daoist Qi Gong – overall 18 years
1998, Personal Defense based on Hontai Yoshin-ryu Ju-jutsu, Trainer certification
2000, Shotokan karate, Master 5th degree black belt
2003, Historical research on karate, Scholarship
2008, Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Instructor 4th degree black belt
2010, Matayoshi kobudo, Trainer 1st degree black belt
2016, Makotokai karate, Sup. Instructor 6th degree black belt

Martial arts magazines

  1. “Fedika 2000”. Pg. 52-53, Samurai, December 2000
  2. “L’accademia – Genesi della scuola di P. Bolaffio”. Pg. 38-39, Samurai, August 2003
  3. “Efficacia reale”. Pg. 46-47, Samurai, January 2004
  4. “Attenti a quei due”. Pg. 54-55, Samurai, March 2005
  5. “Shuri, 1^ parte – I Primi Divulgatori”. Pg. 62-64, Samurai, October 2015
  6. “Shuri, 2^ part – Nei cambiamenti”. Pg. 64-67, Samurai, December 2015
  7. “Jion – the Origins of the kata”. Pg. 28-31, Shotokan Karate Magazine, January 2016
  8. “Shuri, 3^ parte – La Divulgazione”. Pg. 66-68, Samurai, February 2016
  9. “Shuri, 4^h parte – L’Autenticità”. Pg. 62-64, Samurai, March 2016
  10. “Shuri, 5^ parte – Una Nuova Eredità”. Pg. 68-70, Samurai, April 2016
  11. “Jion, 1^ parte – La Tecnica del Luohan”. Pg. 72-74, Samurai, June 2016
  12. “Jion, 2^ parte – Le origini”. Pg. 60-62, Samurai, Julyo 2016
  13. “Kanku, 1^ parte – Il Drago di Jiang-nan”. Pg. 62-64, Samurai, December 2016
  14. “Kanku, 1^ parte – Origini e Tecnica”. Pg. 58-60, Samurai, January 2017

Martial arts books

  1. “Manuale per istruttori – Fedika”, 2000 (co-writer)
  2. “Manuale per istruttori – Makotokai”, 2012 (co-writer)
  3. “Il Sistema Stilistico Shotokan”, 2015 (Italian version)
  4. “The Shotokan Stylistic System”, 2015 (English version)

Spanish version will soon be available.

Italian version

Libro "Il sistema stilistico Shotokan"








English version

Book "The Shotokan Stylistic System"