Meet the Bushinkai Academy and international family

The Bushinkai Academy is a prestigious martial arts school with representatives in five continents. Bushinkai is affiliated to major world governing bodies for Japanese and Chinese martial arts. Our Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) is in Manchester, England.

Bushinkai is affiliated to Kokusai Budoin UK:

Kokusai Budoin Japan

President: Tokugawa Yasuhisa
Chief Director: Tadanori Nobetsu (9th Dan Hanshi, Goju Ryu Karate)
Vice Chief Director: Ikuo Higuchi (9th Dan Hanshi, Shoto Ryu Karate)
Shotokan Division Director: Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan Meijin, Shotokan Karate)
Kokusai Budoin UK Director: Chris Davies (Classical Jujutsu & Kobudo)

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, (9th Dan Karate) chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Bushinkai head Simon Keegan with Hanshi Tadanori Nobetsu chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Bushinkai is affiliated to Shikon, Karate England, International Karate Union, United World Karate, BCCMA and International Wushu Federation) 

Shikon Chairman: Steve Rowe (8th Dan Karate, Yang style Tai Chi master)
Shobukan Karate Chief Instructor: Phil Handyside (8th Dan Shihan, Shotokan Karate)

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Bushinkai head Simon training with Shikon boss Steve Rowe

A visit from Shihan Handyside 8th Dan

Bushinkai head Simon training with Shihan Handyside 8th Dan

Bushinkai International Academy of Martial Arts:

Metal Tiger Academy Headteacher (Tai Chi & Iaido): David Keegan (5th Dan Sifu)
White Lion Academy Headteacher (Karate & Jujutsu): Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi)

Kicki at the world championships in Greece in 2009

Kicki at the world championships in Greece in 2009

Hakutora Academy Karate Class:

Senior International Instructor: Simon Keegan 5th Dan
International Instructor: Kicki Holm 2nd Dan

Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu (Karate & Jujutsu)
Thursday Evening 8-9:30. Price £6
Van Dang Martial Arts, 12 Newton Street
Manchester Piccadilly

2013: David Keegan performing an Iaido demo for a Japanese festival

David Keegan performing an Iaido demo for a Japanese festival

Bushinkai World Representatives:

Australia: Darren Ball (5th Dan Fudoshin)
China: Mei Kwan (Yang style Tai Chi)
Denmark: Kicki Holm (2nd Dan Shotokan Karate)
Indonesia: Ben Haryo (5th Dan Jujutsu, Wado Ryu Karate)
South Africa & Zambia:
Jonathan Kruger (7th Dan Shihan, Jujutsu)
UK: Simon Keegan (5th Dan Renshi, Karate)
USA: Jim Mather (10th Dan Hanshi, Karate)

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Bushinkai’s Indoneian representative Ben Haryo

Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu (Karate & Jujutsu)
Thursday Evening 8-9:30. Price £6
Van Dang Martial Arts, 12 Newton Street
Manchester Piccadilly

Other classes at Hakutora:

Karate & Jujutsu: Simon Keegan. See class times

Muay Thai: Giorgio Zappone. Visit Cobra of Siam website.

Jeet Kune Do: Steve Powell. Visit JKD website

Brazilian Jujitsu: Contact John Dang courtesy of Union BJJ

Wing Chun: Contact Rai Swift

Chinese Kickboxing: Contact John Dang 

Silat and Kali: Contact Chris Sibbald

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