What Is Aikibudo?
AIKIBUDO is a Japanese term used to describe traditional budo or warrior arts rooted in the principles of “Aiki”; with “ai” meaning harmony; “Ki” meaning life force or vital life force energy, “Bu” meaning “martial or military” and “Do” meaning “Way” or “Path”.
Aikibudo is the warrior’s way of the bringing him or herself into harmony with boundless spiritual life force energy.
The art of Shiseikai Aikibudo incorporates concepts drawn from the koryu bujutsu of Daito Ryu Aiki-jujutsu (feudal era Japanese samurai combatives). While preserving its Japanese cultural origins, Aikibudo focuses on dispelling the mysticism which is usually associated with martial arts that trace their roots back to the kobudo. Stylistic influences include, but are not limited to; Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu (sword-based fighting concepts), Iaido, Yagyu Shingan-ryu, Kito Ryu Jujitsu, Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, Nippon Kempo Jujitsu (full-contact kumite), Wado Ryu Karate, Shorinji Kempo, Aikido, and Kodokan Judo.
The koryu bujutsu is a Japanese term used to describe the fighting arts in use during Japan’s feudal era beginning around the 15th century and ending in the late 19th century. They were systems developed exclusively for combat battlefield efficiency, utilizing a wide range of deadly weapons or empty hand. Koryu bujutsu arts were practiced by the professional military class rather than the civilian population.
KEVIN JAMES | Chief Instructor
SHIHAN (師範), Exemplary Master Instructor in the martial art of SHISEIKAI AIKIBUDO as certified by the Shiseikan Budoju Honbu of Minatoku-Tokyo, Japan of which Kevin James is an official representative to the United States.