Different belt signifying stages of progression though japanese budo

The TBCI was set up for the preservation of the philosophical and spiritualistic concepts of the Classical Arts of Japan.

Jujitsu 柔術

Director Of JuJitsu sensi Rick Roberts Shichidan Kyoshi
Director 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

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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.

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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.

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Karatedo 空手道

Karate-do is a Japanese form of unarmed combat, its literal translation means ‘way of the empty hand’. There are many types of fighting arts which originated in the orient some of which have a history being over 2000 years old.

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Iaido 居合道

sensi Rick Roberts Shichidan Kyoshi demonstration of iaido
Director Of JuJitsu

Rick Roberts Shichidan Kyoshi

Iaido is the art of drawing the sword from its saya, cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the saya.

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