The Philosophy of Budo

02budo, the martial ways of Japan, have their origins in the traditions of Bushido — the way of the warrior. Budo is a time-honoured form of physical culture comprising of Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Sumo, Karate-do, Aikido, Shorin-ji Kenpo, Naginata and Jukendo. Practitioners study the skills while striving to unify mind, technique and body; develop his or her character; enhance their sense of morality; and to cultivate a respectful and courteous demeanour. Practised steadfastly, these admirable traits become intrinsic to the character of the practitioner. The Budo arts serve as a path to self-perfection. This elevation of the human spirit will contribute to social prosperity and harmony, and ultimately, benefit the people of the world.

Member Organisations of the Japanese Budo Association

  • Zen Nihon Judo Renmei (All Japan Judo Federation)
  • Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (All Japan Kendo Federation)
  • Zen Nihon Kyudo Renmei (All Nippon Kyudo Federation)
  • Nihon Sumo Renmei (Japan Sumo Federation)
  • Zen Nihon Karatedo Renmei (Japan Karatedo Federation)
  • Aikikai (Aikikai Foundation)
  • Shorinji Kempo Renmei (Shorinji Kempo Federation)
  • Zen Nihon Naginata Renmei (All Japan Naginata Federation)
  • Zen Nihon Jukendo Renmei (All Japan Jukendo Federation)
  • Nippon Budokan (Nippon Budokan Foundation)

Established on 10 October, 2008 by the Japanese Budo Association (Nippon Budo Kyogikai)
Roof of Okinawa Kenritsu Budokan Main Arena

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