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Over its 45 issue history, CFA magazine has evolved from a modest newsletter to an 84 page perfect bound, full color glossy publication. Written by the world's leading scholars in the field, and moderated by the foremost classical martial art instructors, CFA magazine is widely regarded as the premier publication of its genre.

Official acclaim was added to that of the public when in 2010 the government recognized Okinawa Ken Karate Do Rengokai awarded CFA magazine its prestigious, Award for Literary Excellence.

The Most Respected Publication

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

Contributing Editors
  • Wm. Acevedo M. Eng.
  • Kiko Asai-Ferreira B.A.
  • Robert Dohrenwend, Ph.D.
  • Alan T. Francis, OBE
  • Matthias Golinski, M.A.
  • Charles Goodin, J.D.
  • Elizabeth Guo, B.A.
  • Stanley Henning, M.A.
  • David Hooper, Ph.D.
  • Brian Kennedy, J.D.
  • Jeffrey K. Mann, Ph.D.
  • Mario McKenna, M.Sc.
  • Gary Masterson M.D.
  • Richard Nguyen, M.D.
  • Graham Noble, B.Sc.
  • Guy Power, M.A.
  • Robert Redmond J.D.
  • Dan Smith B.Sc.
  • Charles Swift, B.Sc.
  • Mark Tankosich, M.A.
  • Andre Tippett
  • Henning Wittwer
  • Kousaku Yokota
Technical Advisors
  • Nobuhide Asato
  • Fumio Demura
  • Minoru Higa
  • Morio Higaonna
  • Seiyo Itokazu
  • Takehiro Konishi
  • Yoshio Kuba
  • Takayuki Kubota
  • Eiki Kurashita
  • Yukiyoshi Marutani
  • Chosei Motobu
  • Tsutomu Nakahodo
  • Zenpo Shimabukuro
  • Katsuhiko Shinzato
  • Shigeru Takamiyagi
  • Iken Tokashiki
  • Ryuko Tomoyose
  • Tsuyoshi Uechi
  • Kunio Uehara

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.