Aim of The Tokushima Budo Council International
Shihan Derek Joyce Shichidan Kyoshi
Kancho Alfred Bates Judan Hanshi.
(1925 - 2006)
Founder and past president
It is the specific aim of the Tokushima Budo Council International to help and guide each and every student along the path, the path of self enlightenment. We all should strive to realise our maximum potential in all things and one medium through which this can be achieved totally, is through the correct study of Martial Arts. Those that understand, know that, what you can learn through the correct study of Martial Arts, is only a mirror of life itself.
Therefore by correct teaching and guidance students are encouraged to achieve aspects that they feel and think are impossible. This is the true nature of Budo. Therefore the study of KyuShinDo is a medium for the true conduct of life. Through this understanding comes social tolerance and hopefully a better world.
Kenshiro Abbe Docho.
Founder of the philosophy of KyuShinDo.
Rick Roberts Shichidan Kyoshi
Jujutsu is not a way of harmony, nor is it a way of flexibility. It is a way of war, it has no rules, no Queensbury governing body, and its purpose was to defeat at all costs.
The skilled Bushi by necessity had to be able to defend themselves in any confrontation no matter the combination of weapons involved
Vince Thompson 8th Dan
Morihei Ueshiba believed that a less martial approach to self defence was more beneficial to personal development, blending with an attacker rather than meeting force with force, became a very powerful defence when combined with a technique.
John Snaith Rokudan Kyoshi
The term Judo has been around for a long time, as far back as the Edo period which ran from 1603 to 1867. The term Judo at this time had closer association with the Art of Jujutsu as opposed to the judo form we tend to associate with today.
Joining the association
We will of course talk about your needs and how you see your club development. From these discussions you will get to know a lot more about what we do and get a better idea if we are the organisation for your club. Once accepted into the TBCI we will of course expect you to register your students as well.
What we can offer is club insurance, regular courses to help your club and students to progress and a high standard of achievement through teacher courses and grading's.