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1960 - 2021

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Our Executive Team is made up of 3 people with a wealth of Japanese Budo experience in various countries over many, many years.

Derrick Wridgway and David Passmore trained, taught, travelled and competed together all over South Africa in the '60's.

Peter Bush came along in the 70's and distinguished himself in a similar manner.


We all share a common vision with the Founders of Budokan - Richard Salmon and Ray Ryan.


To set and maintain the standards set by them across everything that we continue to do by the embodiment of their mantra Strong in Hand - Kind in Heart and the practice of The Virtues.


The 4th member of our team is our Assistant Publisher, Katy Bell Passmore who is responsible for all the technical aspects of this website.


We all believe that people involved in traditional Japanese Budo deserve to be given the opportunity to have access to some of the best teachers available across all disciplines in the form of Dojo Leaders who have become part of our Dojo Community and other teacheers who have associated themselves with us.


Budokan operates a policy of inclusivity - we wish for your involvement in what we are doing

Budokan respects the autonomy of all dojo and their teachers, instructors and dojo leaders

Budokan only serves to associate itself and all that it has on offer with those who wish to be associated with it.