CFA Subscriptions


Classical Fighting Arts magazine is an 84 page quarterly periodical. Printed in full color on glossy paper using a high speed Heidelberg M600 web offset press, it is widely considered the best and most authoritative English language martial arts publication.


The strength of CFA magazine lies in its contributors who include some of the most admired martial exponents, writers, and historians in the world. Couple this with a dedicated and innovative graphic design team supported by a library of over 25,000 proprietary images, and you will begin to understand why CFA magazine is considered to be in a class of its own.


This is not a magazine that one reads and recycles, but a journal to be carefully preserved and enjoyed repeatedly. A collection of CFA back issues is an invaluable resource for the researcher, instructor, and enthusiast. Within its meticulously designed pages you will find material not available elsewhere, articles that have taken years to research and write, and interviews with martial arts masters who will talk to no other publication.


In Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, every master instructor of the Okinawan Prefectural Karate Do Alliance is a CFA subscriber. They recognize, as do sponsors like Japan Airlines and Meijin Karate Uniforms, that CFA readers are the martial arts people who really matter, the genuine experts, the trendsetters.


A subscription to Classical Fighting Arts magazine is a passport to the world of real martial arts, a passport recognized by the successors to the karate of Chojun Miyagi, Kenwa Mabuni, Choshin Chibana, Choki Motobu, Gichin Funakoshi, Kanbun Uechi, and the other legendary Masters of Karate. 




The best way to get your copy of Classical Fighting Arts magazine is to become a subscriber. It’s easy! You can sign up online below or call using our Toll Free number 1 800 717 6398 (Mon-Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time). All you need is a credit card and two minutes to become a member of the elite group of martial artists who read CFA.


1 year (4 issues) 
2 years (8 issues) 
3 years (12 issues) $89    


Here are just a few of the subscriber benefits:


● A subscription will save you 20% off the cover price and the drive to a bookstore.
● Your copy will arrive in pristine condition by USPS first class mail.
● In many cases subscribers receive their copies first.
● Special offers are often limited to subscribers only.


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Vol. 3 No.6 Issue #57


Classical Fighting Arts Magazine

From Vol. 2 No.27 (Issue #50) the volume number of CFA magazine was changed to reflect the fact that we had a new distributor. However the Issue number runs consecutively, so the current issue, is Vol. 3 No.7 (Issue #57). To avoid confusion, in future we will identify specific magazines by its issue number.


CFA magazine is also available from Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and many other fine book stores. For a complete list please click here.


CFA Seminars in Japan & Okinawa

Fall 2019

October 4th– October 14th


The Okinawa Prefectural Budokan, Naha City, Okinawa.


Accepting applications now for all events at or by calling: (818) 889-3856

and by e-mail:



Classical Fighting Arts magazine Vol 3 Issue #58 is currently in production.


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