KNBK Fall Gasshuku West 2017 @ Bakersfield Budo
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day


We are once again pleased to announce our annual Fall seminar! With Carl Long, Hanshi, Soshihan Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai. This seminar will present both Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu and Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu.

The event includes lunches and our hosted Saturday evening dinner.

Friday Oct 6, 6:pm to 8:30
Saturday 10:am to 5:pm (hour lunch)
Sunday 10:am to 5:pm (hour lunch)

There will be a grading opportunity on Sunday morning should any participants apply. Please remit any intentions to Hombu dojo should you or any students require grading.

2017 KNBK 10 Year Anniversary Gasshuku and Banquet @ Westerly Armory
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

Greetings to all KNBK Instructors and Students,

The KNBK Honbu Dojo (Sakura Budokan) is planning for the upcoming 2017 KNBK Gasshuku and Instructor Training Seminar

Carl E. Long Hanshi and the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai are proud to invite you to a special Tenth Anniversary Celebratory Gasshuku and Shidosha Koshukai to be held from November 17th through the 19th in the beautiful seaside town of Westerly, Rhode Island! Evolving from the former Jikishin Kai International, the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai (KNBK) was founded in 2007 by Masayuki Shimabukuro Hanshi and Carl E. Long Hanshi, the 21st and 22nd Generation Soshihan of Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-Heiho, and has come to be recognized the world over as a premier organization for the preservation and propagation of koryu budo and the worldwide representative of the legacy of Miura, Takeyuki Hidefusa Hanshi and Shimabukuro.

The Gasshuku and Koshukai will be held in the historic Westerly Armory in downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. The Westerly Armory holds a significant place in the history of the KNBK and in the heart of Long Hanshi as it was there, five years ago in June, 2012, that his beloved teacher, Shimabukuro Hanshi, taught his last public seminar.

The training schedule will consist of the annual KNBK Shidosha Koshukai (Instructors Seminar), to be held on Friday, November 17th, with the Gasshuku to be held on Saturday and Sunday. The Gasshuku will be open to all and will include training in Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-Heiho and other forms of budo practiced within the KNBK. The weekend’s events will also include a special celebratory banquet, to be held on Saturday evening.

For those who might be interested in spending additional time before or after the Gasshuku, Westerly and the surrounding area offers many attractions, including great restaurants and pubs, the beautiful Rhode Island shoreline; visits to classic historic New England communities such as Watch Hill and Newport (both in RI) as well as Mystic (home of the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Marinelife Aquarium) and the fishing community of Stonington, both just over the line in Connecticut. For those so inclined, Westerly’s location on the Rhode Island/Connecticut line allows for easy access to nearby casinos in Ledyard and Montville, Connecticut. We also have a number of local breweries and vineyards, which offer tours and tasting!

We will be providing additional information, including registration information and options, training schedules, and lodging suggestions in the very near future. For those who may be flying in, we recommend flying to Providence (T.F. Green), which is approximately 45 minutes from Westerly.

Please be sure to join us in November as our KNBK family gathers for a weekend of koryu budo training, celebration, camaraderie, and “skin-ship”! We look forward to creating more memories with all of you! See you this fall in Rhode Island!

KNBK Gasshuku: one heart, one mind, one family!

Location: Westerly Armory – Westerly, Rhode Island USA
Contact: Kako Lee, Renshi

To register and pay with a credit card Click Here.

We look forward to seeing you!

As you know, we need to be informed ASAP if you plan to attend! The deadline for confirmation of your attendance is October 20, 2017.


Erik Johnstone

2018 KNBK Jodo Seminar Weekend @ Sakura Budokan
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day


KNBK Honbu Dojo
390 Tioga Ave
Kingston, PA 18704

KNBK Honbu welcomes those interested in training in the art of Jodo and Kenjutsu. Jodo is a koryu (Old Style) martial art dating back to ancient times in Japan.

We will focus on Omote and Chudan kata of the SMR Jojutsu.

Seminar fee for the weekend is $125.00 USD

Carl Long
KNBK Jodo/Kenju

KNBK Honbu Dojo
390 Tioga Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
570-288-7865 for information to register



Yudansha Sword Training Weekend at Hombu Dojo @ KNBK Hombu Dojo
May 18 – May 20 all-day

KNBK Honbu Dojo
390 Tioga Ave
Kingston, PA 18704

KNBK Honbu welcomes all KNBK yudansha interested in ADVANCED TRAINING in the art of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. MJER is a koryu (Old Style) martial art dating back to ancient times in Japan.

We will focus on Shoden, Chudan, Okuden waza and katachi of the MJER.

Seminar fee for the weekend is $200.00 USD

Carl Long

KNBK Honbu Dojo
390 Tioga Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
570-288-7865 for information to register

UCSD Anniversary Budosai @ UCSD
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day

Mazuru-kai / UCSD Iaido Club is honored to host Carl Long Hanshi to San Diego, CA.

Please come and join us for the training and to celebrate 25th(plus) anniversary of UCSD Iaido Club!

August 31, Friday 6:30 to 8:30pm
Limit of 30 participants

September 1, Saturday 10:00 to 4:30
Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu

September 2, Sunday 10:00 to 3:00
Jo-jitsu and Kenjyutsu

Please contact for more info.

Shindo Muso Ryu Jo at Blackbird Martial Arts – Tucson. AZ @ Ryushinkan Dojo
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Blackbird Martial Arts (hosted at Ryushinkan Dojo, Tucson) will host a day of Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu on September 23, 2018. It will be offered by Carl Long-Hanshi, Chairman and So-Shihan of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai, and 22nd heir of his line of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu. In jojutsu, the subject of the seminar, he holds the rank of 7th dan and the teaching license of Kyoshi issued by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai organization.

Shindo Muso-ryu Jojutsu was founded in the early 1600s by Muso Gonnosuke, and is the art of using a short staff (~50”) against a sword. Gonnosuke used this method to defeat famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, and became famous himself in turn. His art spread as a result, and we still practice it to this day. This seminar is a continuation of that tradition.

* Date and time: Sunday, September 23rd, from Noon until 6 pm
* Location: Ryushinkan Dojo, 726 E Blacklidge; Tucson, AZ 85719
* Fee: $75 for the day
* What to bring: please bring a jo and a bokuto (bokken) with a sturdy tsuba if possible. If you need a loaner, please contact me before the seminar. We will also have high quality weapons available for purchase.

To register, use the included link to purchase a ticket.

You may also contact Ben Couch, the organizer, directly via Facebook message or at

KNBK New England Autumn Sword Arts Seminar @ Black Bear Martial Arts
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shindokan Budo is once again proud to host a visit by Carl E. Long, Hanshi, 22nd Soshihan of Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-Heiho and Kaicho of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai (KNBK).

This seminar’s training will focus on various aspects of Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai-Heiho, including waza and katachi and the principles and strategies underlying them, and anything else that Sensei decides to suprise us with!

Shindokan Budo Dojo in cooperation with Black Bear Traditional Martial Arts
Contact: Erik Johnstone

SEMINAR SCHEDULE – September 29th-30th;
Saturday, 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Shindokan Budo and the KNBK would like to thank our good friend Mark Spear, Kyoshi, Shorin-ryu Reihokan, and Black Bear Traditional Martial Arts (in which Shindokan Budo was formerly housed) for their graciousness in allowing us to hold this seminar in their wonderful facility.

Florida Region – KNBK Fall Seminar @ Big Green Drum
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

Guest Instructor: Carl E. Long, So-Shihan (8th Dan)

Carl Long, 22nd So-Shihan of MJER, Kaicho – Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai

Iaido Kenshoin – Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.

Responsible for the instruction & certification of KNBK Instructors & Dojo in the world. He is also currently ranked 8th dan Shorin Ryu Karate, 6th dan Shito Ryu Karate, 8th dan iaido, 8th dan Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu, 5th dan Okinawa Kobudo, 7th dan Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and holds the coveted title of Hanshi.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE – 10/26/18 thru 10/28/18:
Fri, 06:30p-09p; Sat, 10a-12n; Sat, 2p-4p; Sun, 9:00a-1;00pm


Patty Heath
Big Green Drum Dojo
3357 Copter Road, Suite 4
Pensacola, FL 32514-708255

Office Phone: 850.479.1907


2018 KNBK Instructor Training Seminar @ Samura Budokan
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

November 16, 17 and 18, 2018.

Greetings to all KNBK Instructors,

The KNBK Honbu Dojo(Sakura Budokan) is planning for the upcoming 2018 KNBK Koshukai/Instructor Training Seminar.

The KNBK 2018 Koshukai is open to currently certified instructors, or to those yudansha interested in becoming instructors. Non-yudansha will only be permitted to come if their registration form is accompanied by a recommendation from their respective Dojo-cho. You or your Dojo representative are being invited to attend this year’s KNBK Instructor Training Seminar to be held in Kingston, PA. at the KNBK Honbu Dojo the weekend of November 16, 17 and 18, 2018.

The tentative schedule will be the same as usual – Friday evening, all day training and discussion on Saturday and Sunday with the Koshukai ending Sunday afternoon. Yudansha testing will take place on Sunday morning prior to the beginning of Koshukai. The Hombu dojo will be open for training on Friday evening (Nov.16) for those wishing to train with their fellow KNBK instructors.

You can to register online and pay with a credit card Register Here.

We look forward to seeing you!

As you know, we need to be informed ASAP if you plan to attend! The deadline for confirmation of your attendance is October 15, 2018.


Carl Long

Chairman KNBK

390 Tioga Ave

Kingston, PA 18704

KNBK European Seminar – March 22, 23, 24 2019 / Antwerp Belgium
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

March 22, 23 & 24, 2019 in Antwerp/Wetteren, Belgium.

Friday March 22, 2019 will be an exclusive KNBK Yudansha trainingday, you can attend from Shodan-Ho and above. It is highly advisable that if you are yudansha you join us on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday is an open seminar, so for the dojo-cho who bring some of their members, these people can have a day of sightseeing or shopping in Antwerp on Friday and join us for the weekend.

Every evening we will go for dinner to a restaurant, everyone is free to join us or go out on his own for dinner. Reservations for the dinner will be arranged about 2 weeks before the seminar.

If anybody needs help for hotelbookings feel free to cantact me, I will post shortly some addressess of hotels in the neighbourhood.

In case anybody wants to come by airplane, Brussels Zaventem airport is about 30 minutes away from Antwerp by car and has a direct train connection too. Charleroi Airport (also called Brussels South ) is about 90 minutes away by car and takes much more time to get to Antwerp with the train because you need to make a connection.

The only way you can participate at this seminar is by pre-registration and pre-payment. There will be NO exceptions made.

Payment at Paypal:
In case you don’t have a paypal account you can use a banktransfer from anywhere in Europe, contact me in that case by messenger or e-mail.

Yudansha: 200€ (3day seminar)
open seminar: 150€ (2day seminar)
1 day (Saturday or Sunday): 85€

For any other questions you can contact me by e-mail or by phone +32 477 47 53 76

Best regards,

Marc Mebis