Greetings to all our BUDOKAN WORLD members, family and friends from around the Globe. May this message bring you hope, love, safety and all you could wish for yourselves in this upcoming New Year. 

After a year that brought us an ever-growing covid pandemic causing the tragic loss of family members, friends and business, plus devastating weather, violence and hatred around the Globe that seems out of control, causing discord between those who should be friends, in the midst of all this my sincere congratulations goes out to all, of all grades, who have followed our BUDOKAN code of over 60 years - HONOUR, DUTY, RESPECT & HUMILITY and STRONG IN HAND, KIND IN HEART and have stayed the course. 

Even with the hardships and distractions, you have kept on training in our Art of Karate-do and other Martial Arts within the BUDOKAN WORLD system under the leadership of KYOSHI DAVID PASSMORE and HIS TEAM.  Together they have found ways during the lockdowns to help keep you on the path you began in the training of our Arts, and for this I, and all of us, should be forever grateful. Over and above all he has had to do just to keep BUDOKAN WORLD on course, he has also taken our BUDOKAN to new heights I could neve have imagined and for that I am  proud and forever grateful. A bonus for me is also that Shihan Dix Wridgway, who was a training partner of Kyoshi Dave's some 60 years ago when, together, they were the finest of all my students, has joined Kyoshi on his BUDOKAN WORLD journey

Always remember, all who wish to achieve perfection in your particular Art, you have to realize that it is a lifelong journey of dedicated training and a true understanding of MIND AND BODY COORDINATION, all of which is in the path of BUDOKAN WORLD.

My best to you all and your families and MAY THE POWER THAT GUIDES AND PROTECTS US, STAND BETWEEN ALL AND HARM ON THE ROAD YOU MUST TRAVEL.

Sincerely,

"DOSHU" RICHARD SALMON