2017 KNBK 10 Year Anniversary Gasshuku & Shidosha Koshukai

November 17, 18 and 19, 2017.

Greetings to all KNBK Instructors and Students,

The KNBK Honbu Dojo(Sakura Budokan) is planning for the upcoming 2017 KNBK Gasshuku & 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, Masayuki Hidenobu Hanshi.

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.


Erik Johnstone