Aim of The Tokushima Budo Council International

Image of Shihan Derek Joyce Shichidan Kyoshi current president of the TBCI.

Shihan Derek Joyce Shichidan Kyoshi

Current president

image of Kancho Alfred Bates Judan Hanshi

Kancho Alfred Bates Judan Hanshi.

(1925 - 2006)

Founder and past president

Primarily the Tokushima Budo Council International is a teaching organisation set up for the preservation of the philosophical and spiritualistic concepts of the Classical Arts of Japan, to be achieved by following and forwarding the principles of KyuShinDo, first outlined by Kenshiro Abbe Docho.

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.

image of Kenshiro Abbe Docho. Founder of the philosophy of KyuShinDo.

Kenshiro Abbe Docho.

Founder of the philosophy of KyuShinDo.

KyuShinDo is the understanding through knowledge and experience of the principles of the Universe, and the understanding of the true way of life through Japanese Budo. All things in existence are governed by the Universe and shall be a rhythmical cycle of birth, existence and death. We can enjoy the highest form of life by mutual understanding between oneself and the Universe and by harmonising with all things in general.

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Upcoming events

TBCI Event
Annual Budo Week - Scarborough 2019
Apr 13, 2019 at 10 AM – Apr 18, 2019 at 1 PM
Scarborough Sixth Form College YO12 5LF

Five Martial Arts taught every day by Master Grade Instructors
Judo, Aikido, Karate, Jujutsu, Kobudo.
Six days of training and five nights of partying. Train as much or as little as you like and have some time with the family exploring the beautiful Yorkshire coastline?

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Joining the association

If you have a club and you wish to join the TBCI then that of course is possible. We accept all styles and disciplines provided of course they are Japanese in origin. You can contact the office at the Honbu via the contact us section, or alternatively, contact the closest regional director to your club. We will then make arrangements to talk with you, preferably on a club night.

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.

Highlights from recent events

Jujitsu 柔術

Director Of JuJitsu sensi Rick Roberts Rokudan RenshiDirector Of JuJitsu

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

Aikido 合気道

sensi Vince Thompson 8th Dan
Director Of Aikido

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.

Judo 柔道

Director Of Judo

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.