Calendar

Apr
7
Mon
KNBK – Greece Sword Arts Seminar @ Helenic Koryu Bugei Ass.
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day

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The Helenic Koryu Bugei Association under the direction of Mr. Karipidis Kostas will host a three day seminar with Carl Long, Chairman of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai on April 7, 8 and 9, 2014.

The event location will be in Alexandroupolis, Thrace, Greece. For more information please contact the KNBK or the Helenic Koryu Bugei Association. More information will be added as the details are finalized.

Apr
12
Sat
UK KNBK Seminar @ Hartsdown Leisure Centre
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day
WHERE:
Hartsdown Leisure Centre
Hartsdown Park
Margate,Kent CT9
UK
COST:
£100

We are excited to announce the first KNBK UK Seminar in 2014. This 2 full day seminar is available to both KNBK and non KNBK members.

We will be covering: …

  • Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu Heiho
  • Eishin Ryu Battoho
  • Onoha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu

The seminar will be lead by Carl Long Hanshi-Ho, Chairman and 22nd So-Shihan of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai. Long Hanshi is the senior most student of Shimabukuro Masayuki Hanshi, his highest ranked student and appointed as the KNBK designated successor by Hanshi Shimabukuro.

This is a rare opportunity to be able to offer 12 hours of quality training over a weekend in the UK. Normally you would have to travel to mainland Europe or the US to receive personal instruction from Long Hanshi.

We have limited spaces available and we anticipate these will go very quickly. Book now to secure your place!

Cost

Bookings made before Feb 1st £100 for two days (12 hours of dedicated Japanese sword training)

Bookings made on or after 1st Feb the cost goes up to £150

Booking

Select “Going” on the Facebook Event Group then Email enquiries@kentiaido.co.uk for payment information

Venue

http://yourleisure.uk.com/venues/hartsdown-leisure-centre/

Hotels

Best Option

http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/RAMSMU/ramsgate

Alternative Option

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/ramsgate/kenmi/hoteldetail

Basically both hotels are across the road from each other. Both are within a short drive to the event venue.

Restaurant – Table Table at Premier Inn will be the official KNBK Saturday evening meal – depending on numbers. We will keep those booked up to date on this nearer the time.

Book Now Via Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/589231894446143/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

 

May
2
Fri
Cinco de Mayo Swords Arts Seminar – Bakersfield, Ca. 2014 @ Bakersfield Budo
May 2 – May 4 all-day

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Cinco de Mayo Weekend in Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield Budo – Isshinkan Dojo is honored to host Carl Long Kyoshi, Soshihan of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai for a THREE DAY Gasshuku beginning Friday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 4th.

This Gasshuku promises an ambitious schedule of the Japanese Sword Arts maintained by the KNBK! We are planning to cover Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu and the Ono-ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu! Shinza (grading) will be held for eligible KNBK members as well as non-graded evaluations for members wishing to grade at a later date.

This is Long Sensei’s annual visit to Bakersfield Budo and a great opportunity for all KNBK members to share in a great three days of training, enjoy each others company and learn from the head of our organization!

Sensei serves as the Chairman of the Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai and is the designated successor of Shimabukuro Masayuki Hidenobu, the 21st Generation Inheritor of our line of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu.

Long Sensei is Hombu-cho of the KNBK Intl. Hombu Dojo and is also the Kenshoin (Inspector/Advisor) of Iaido and Batto-do for the International Division of the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, the oldest martial arts governing organization in Japan.

He holds the grades of 8th Dan, Shorin-ryu Karate-do; 7th Dan, Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu; 6th Dan, Shito-ryu Karate-do; 5th Dan, Shindo Muso-ryu Jojutsu; and dan grades in Aikido and Kobudo.

 

Contact: Robin Ramirez

Bakersfield Budo
6801 White Lane, Suite E-3
Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 398-2100

Jun
21
Sat
2014 DNBK Kyoto Elite Budo Seminar and Gasshuku @ Butokuden
Jun 21 – Jun 30 all-day

All DNBK ID Iaido Trainees,

 

2014 Kyoto Elite Budo Seminar and Gasshuku held in DNBK Headquarter next June 21-30, 2014.

 

Next year will be focused on Iaido.

As you will find the relevant information, this will be a grand opportunity for Budo trainees in these disciplines to focus on the skills, knowledge, history, and mind-set of classical traditions which DNBK instructors intend o toffer. Unlike the short seminar we usually offer during the major Taikai, this elite seminar compels trainees to study and delve into the serious learning and training process in the traditional setting of revered Butokuden.

 

We hope many of you will take advantage of this rare opportunity of this special seminar offered in Honbu DNBK. If you are contemplating your self-growth as a Budo trainee, this seminar will make a huge impact without a doubt.

 

Please read carefully the detail procedure as written and hope you will join in the pursuit of excellence with our main core instructors in their professional domain. Before the deadline time, if you plan to partake in this seminar, please let us know within two weeks, so we may block your reservation. Your tentative commitment will be very excellent.

 

Best wishes,

 

Tesshin Hamada

Chair, DNBK ID

Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Jul
19
Sat
Albany NY. Sword Arts Seminar – July 2014 @ US Budokai of Clifton Park
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

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US Budokai of Clifton Park, NY
MUSO JIKIDEN EISHIN-RYU IAIJUTSU SEMINAR
Guest Instructor: Carl E. Long, So-Shihan (7th Dan)

Carl Long

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

www.knbk.org

Iaido Kenshoin – Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.

www.dnbk.org

Responsible for the instruction & certification of Jikishin-Kai Instructors & Dojo in the world. He is also currentlys 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, 5th dan Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and holds the coveted title of So-Shihan. www.sakurabudokan.com

SEMINAR SCHEDULE – 07/29/14 thru 07/30/14:
Sat, 10a-12n; Sat, 1p-4p; Sun, 9:00a-3:00pm

SEMINAR SPONSOR & LOCATION:
Contact: Susan Warzek
215 Guideboard Rd
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Nov
21
Fri
KNBK Shidosha Koshukai 2014 @ KNBK Shidosha Koshukai
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
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KNBK Shidosha Koshukai 2012

 

November 22, 23 and 24, 2014.

Greetings to all KNBK Instructors,

The KNBK Honbu Dojo(Sakura Budokan) is planning for the upcoming 2014 KNBK Koshukai/Instructor Training Seminar.

The KNBK 2013 Koshukai is open to currently certified instructors, or to those yudansha interested in becoming instructors. Non-certified 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 22, 23 and 24, 2013.

The tentative schedule will be the same as last year – 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.22nd) for those wishing to train with their fellow KNBK instructors.

To register online and pay with a credit card Click

https://www.sakurabudokan.com/seminar-registration

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, 2014.

Regards,

Carl Long
Chairman KNBK

390 Tioga Ave
Kingston, PA 18704

Jun
10
Sat
Samurai Sword Arts Seminar in NY @ U.S. Budokai Karate of Clifton Park
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm

US Budokai of Clifton Park, NY
MUSO JIKIDEN EISHIN-RYU IAIJUTSU SEMINAR
Guest Instructor: Carl E. Long, Hanshi (8th Dan)

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

www.knbk.org

Iaido Kenshoin – Dai Nippon Butoku Kai / USA Representative Dai Nippon Butoku Kai

www.dnbk.org
Responsible for the instruction & certification of Jikishin-Kai Instructors & Dojo in the world. He is also currentlys 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, 5th dan Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and holds the position of So-Shihan. www.sakurabudokan.com

 
SEMINAR SCHEDULE – 06/1017 thru 06/11/17:
Sat, 10a-12n; Sat, 1p-4p; Sun, 10:00a-3:00pm
SEMINAR SPONSOR & LOCATION:
Contact: Susan Warzek
215 Guideboard Rd
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Email: swarzek@gmail.com

Sep
2
Sat
UCSD Iaido Club – Summer seminar @ UCSD Campus
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day

UCSD Iaido Club is honored to announce that we are hosting a seminar with Carl Long Hanshi on September 2 & 3, 2017.

Location: UCSD Main Gym

September 2nd, Saturday: 
11:30 am – Registration
12:00 to 5:00 – Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iai

September 3rd, Sunday
8:30 am – Registration
9:00 to 11:30 – Shindo Muso-Ryu Jo

If you are interested in attending, please email me at Mazuru_kai@yahoo.com

Oct
6
Fri
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.

Nov
17
Fri
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
Email: Mazuru_kai@yahoo.com

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.

Regards,

Erik Johnstone