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.

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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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The Art of Budo

The philosophy of Budo as an art is based on the concept of continuity. Within the teachings of Budo there is the concept of the continuous flow of things; by extending one's own KI (internal energy), one can control the KI of others and by controlling the other person's KI, it is possible to control that person.

As techniques must be modified to meet different situations so must we be able to change to meet new situations successfully. Learning an art also involves developing a great deal of patience. Techniques are not learned and simply put to one side, they are constantly reviewed, modified, improved and perfected.

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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.