Budokan is a single and multi-discipline Traditional Japanese Budo organisation.
Founded in South Africa in 1960, the organisation spread to other parts of the country
and to other countries of the world.
We have a history going back 60 years we wish to share with you.
Come and help us build and share in a vibrant, inclusive Traditional Japanese Budo Community open to everyone, wherever you are and whatever discipline you follow.
Methods of learning are changing as what is practised in the Dojo can be reinforced online.
We have created an online platform showing all of our, currentl disciplines.
In words, pictures and video with audio.
Not only can your students view the exact Kata they just learnt in the Dojo - but they can also read all the stances, movements and techniques in Japanese - watch the kata in slow motion and listen to the Japanese pronunciation - fast forward and rewind it as much as they like and check out the pictures for more detail.
All that and get video training tips for them all.
DOJO LEADERS - GET IN TOUCH - [email protected]
If you are an active Dojo Leader get in touch and we will create a Dojo page exclusively for you where viewers can see what you are doing, pictures or short videos of your members training, along with grading results and pictures of various social events your Dojo you may be hosting from time to time and so on.
And you, of course, will be able to see what your fellow Dojo Leaders are all doing too and share in that common knowledge.
Helping us all to get the word out about our Budo Community and create the essence of what we are doing - which we call Budo Connect.
GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO EAT FOODS THAT ARE FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS EVERY DAY - LIKE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES - TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM ALONG WITH A RANGE OF SUPPLEMENTS THAT DO THE SAME - LIKE VITAMINS C AND D, ZINC AND MAGNESIUM
If you don’t regularly suffer from colds and flu-like infections, are active, do enough exercise, get a good nights sleep, are not suffering from disease and you can manage stress in your life - then the likelihood is you have a strong immune system.
BUILD AND MAINTAIN A STRONG IMMUNITY ALL YEAR ROUND
WE BELIEVE TRAINING SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE PLACE WITH QUALIFIED INSTRUCTION IN A DOJO.
STUDY AND LEARNING NOW ALSO TAKES PLACE ONLINE - 24/7 - LEADING TO MORE TRAINING AT HOME.
BOTH WORK BRILLIANTLY TOGETHER.
Go to the Zeeland Dojo page.
Kindly go to the SHINSEI DOJO page to read more .
Loek Lategan 6 Dan has been working hard with his students as he always does.
Go to his Budokan Dojo page to see some of the really impressive work he is doing and has submitted for us all.
More on its way...
Paul de Beer 6 Dan has submitted a few Aikido articles from his perspective in South Africa.
Go to the Tuts Aikido Dojo page to read more.
Go to their Dojo Page to find out more.
Cobus Calitz has submitted a few must watch video from his repetroire of Kata knowledge and skills.
Go to his Dojo Page to find out more.
Welcome to the Kyushindo Dojo - the home of Yanagi Ryu Jiu Jutsu in the UK.
Well known to Budokan students from the weekend workshops in Buxton the Dojo is headed up by Chris Davies, who has been graded to 8th Dan in Japan last year.
Now that doesn't happen very often - so our congratulations to him in his ongoing study of these Ryu stretching back hundreds of years.
Go to his Dojo Page and read more.
Really pleased to welcome Jonathan Kruger to our Budo Community.
He has a phenomenal family story to tell that dates back to 1928 in Judo and Ju Jitsu with strong links to early Kodokan in Japan.
Go to his Dojo Page to read more.
Two well known Budokan faces joining forces to give their local community in Arundel on the South Coast of England the benefit of their traditional Japanese Budo experience.
Darren Waghorne 6 Dan and David Golding 5 Dan have been friends for years and now they will be able to work together on all of the many levels required of good Dojo leaders.
We wish them all the very best.
Go to their Dojo page for more information.
Shihan Dix Wridgway has written a Review of the new book from the Doshu called More Than One Life.
Go to the Doshu page to read it.
Good to report that Joe Bracone has decided to join our Budo Community.
Like all of us Joe is passionate about his Japanese Budo and is a Tenshinkan Karate 5th Dan and a Tenshinkan RyuKyu Kobujutsu 3rd Dan.
Apart from his Karate knowledge and expereince, he also teaches Bo, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Kama, the Sai and more.
Go to his Dojo Page .
Welcome to an "Old" soldier of Budokan.
Ray Strodl has overcome huge adversity with critical illness in his personal life and is still with us following his passion for Traditional Japanese Budo.
Ray brings an eclectc mix of Karate, Kenjustsu, Kobudo along with his Meditation and Philosophy to our Budo Community and we look forward to hearing more from him.
Go to his Dojo page for more information.
Kata Master Arthur Sensei 7th Dan from Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) performing Seisan in the Brazilian Championship in 2016 he sent us recently.
His Kata are excellent and some video are on the way!
Visit his Dojo Page YMCA Goju-ryu Karate-do
Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
AIKIDO IAIDO JUDO (KODOKAN) JU JUTSU KARATEDO KENDO
KENJUTSU KOBUDO KOBUJUTSU KYUSHO ZAZEN
Welcome to Kenyokan Dojo in Tasman right up in the North of South Island NZ.
Michael Cowan 5 Dan Goju Ryu Karate comes highly recommended right from the Doshu Richard Salmon himself.
He has co-written a book called A short History of Karate and he has consented to send us the pdf file for you all to download.
Go to his Dojo Page to meet him.
Really good to see Ian Bates, another Budokan stalwart, who seems to have been around forever.
Welcome to our Budo Commumity.
Ian began his training in 1973 and ran a few dojo in Kent, England before moving over to Larne in Northern Island 10 years ago, where he founded another Dojo.
Go to hid Dojo Page for more.
Michael Cowie co-authored A Short History of Karate with Robert Dyson, which he has freely made available to us to read.
Go to his Dojo Page to find out more.