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Shugenja Kokusai Bujutsu Renmei

Shugenja Kokusai Bujutsu Renmei is a politics-free association made up of like minded individuals and groups who enjoy practising and teaching martial arts. We aim to provide support, education, training and advancement for martial art clubs, students and teachers. Nothing more, and nothing less.

We welcome all schools/styles of martial arts, and we do so in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding. It is our hope that this literature will encourage you to get in touch, or visit one of our existing clubs with a view to becoming a part of the Shugenja Kokusai Bujutsu Renmei family.

Shugenja Kokusai Bujutsu Renmei

Shugenja Kokusai Bugei Renmei, loosely translated, means the International Society of Warrior Monks Martial Arts. We have formed the Bujutsu Renmei to cater for those who want to be associated with the Yamabushi Ryu but who do not want to practice and/or teach our own particular martial arts and philosophies, but rather continue in their own system and style, while having access to senior grades, masterclasses, courses and technical guidance.

Members of the Bujutsu Renmei are subject to much less stringent guidelines than those teaching Yamabushi Ryu Bu Jutsu, and maintain a greater degree of autonomy. It is our aim to include, not exclude, and as a result we provide services, support and opportunities for instructors, clubs and students. Specific benefits of membership include:
•    Independence and support
•    National and International Courses
•    Gradings, Advancement
•    Instructor Training
•    Insurance/CRB

.    Therapeutic aspects of the Martial Arts

•    Membership (individual)
•    Accredited learning and qualifications
•    Printing and merchandising
•    Access to experienced high-grade teachers from varioius arts
•    Newsletter


Members of the  Shugenja Kokusai Bujutsu Renmei will be able to conduct gradings on their club to within two grades of their own grade. This can include dan (black belt) grades, although another senior grade from the school will be required to be present.

Higher dan grades may apply to the grading panel for a grading in their own art (given the usual time limits). For this they must provide criteria and a syllabus, which will be assessed and agreed before the grading can take place. If there is no one deemed qualified to assess the grading on the existing panel, an associate member of the school with the appropriate expertise will conduct the grading. Alternatively, those wishing to progress beyond their current level, may also train for a dan grade in Yamabushi Ryu Bu-Jutsu.

In general there is one dan grading a year, held in one of our centres.


Shugenja Kokusai Bujutsu Renmei has main centres in the UK,  South Africa, Canada, USA and Portugal. There are opportunities for training all over the country and abroad and we make the most of any opportunities to meet and train with friends and associates.

Further Information

New instructors:

A very warm welcome to Aron Adams AIMAS. Aron is a black belt instructor in both kickboxing and self defence in Southampton.Aron has recently completed the IMAS instructors award and his name will be entered into the list of IMAS registered instructors very shortly. Anyone interested in training in kick boxing or self defence in the Southampton area should contact this office for further information.


We hope that this information will encourage you to make the effort to get in touch with us. If you have any further questions, or are interested in our courses or services please see the contact’s link