BUDOKAN  IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BUDO ORGANISATION.

 

 IT WAS FOUNDED BY RICHARD SALMON FROM A SMALL DOJO IN SARNIA IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 1960.

 

THE BUDOKAN KANJI LITERALLY MEANS "HOUSE OF MARTIAL WAYS".

 

AS THE FOUNDER, HE IS UNIVERSALLY KNOWN AS DOSHU.

 

ALSO A PRACTITIONER OF JUDO AND  JUJITSU AT THIS TIME, HE WAS, HOWEVER,  ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT TECHNICAL EXPONENTS OF KARATE OF HIS GENERATION.

 

HE BELEIVED THAT ALL PEOPLE WHO TRAINED DILIGENTLY IN THE CLASSICAL MARTIAL ARTS OF JAPAN OUGHT TO ADHERE TO A STRICT CODE OF CONDUCT.

 

HIS "STRONG IN HAND, KIND IN HEART" BECAME THE MANTRA OF BUDOKAN.

IT HAS ITS ORIGIN IN THE 8 CLASSICAL VIRTUES OF JAPANESE BUSHIDO, WHICH, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER ARE - HONESTY - COURAGE - RESPECT - DUTY - COMPASSION - JUSTICE - LOYALTY AND HUMILITY.

 

IT WAS EXPRESSED THROUGH THE PRACTICE AND STUDY OF MEDITATION, WHICH IS STILL TAUGHT AND PRACTISED TO THIS DAY.

 

SINCE 1974 THE DISCIPLINES OF AIKIDO AND IN 1978 THAT OF IAIDO HAVE BEEN ADDED.

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BUDOKAN

MISSION STATEMENT

IT IS INTENDED THAT THIS SITE WILL BECOME A PLATFORM FOR BUDOKAN PEOPLE,  FRIENDS AND OTHERS WITH COMMON INTERESTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER.

 

TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN BUDOKAN ARCHIVE MATERIAL IN WORDS, PICTURES AND VIDEO FOR ALL TO SEE AND SHARE.

 

TO HELP US IN THE SEARCH FOR BIOGRAPHICAL DETAIL OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED.

 

TO RECCOMMEND THOSE BUDOKAN PEOPLE WHO DESERVE TO BE ACCREDITED AND CERTIFIED FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN THE PRACTICE, TEACHING, PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BUDO.

 

TO CONTRIBUTE TO AND ACCESS TECHNICALLY EXCELLENT JAPANESE BUDO CONTENT IN WORDS, PICTURES OR VIDEO, ONLINE WHEREVER THEY MAY BE IN THE WORLD IN ORDER TO CREATE A LEARNING AND TEACHING PLATFORM AVAILABLE TO ALL.

 

AND TO KEEP SPREADING HIS VISION OF PEACE AND UNDERSTANDIING IN OUR WORLD.