Shihan Kevin Walsh is the Australian coordinator for the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International Division (DNBK ID). As well, Rishin Kan Jujutsu and Idokan Australia are both DNBK ID registered dojos.

Dai Nippon Butoku Kai was established in Kyoto, Japan 1895 under the authority of the Ministry of Education and endorsement of His Royal Highness, Meiji Emperor to solidify, promote, and standardize Japanese classical martial disciplines and systems throughout Japan.

After WWII the DNBK was officially dissolved. It was not until after Japan regained its sovereignty was DNBK re-established.

In 1992 under the directive of the Honbu board of directors, DNBK International Division (DNBK ID) was officially established to organize, direct and coordinate all martial arts activities of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai in the international world outside Japan.

DNBK aims for the restoration of classical Martial cultures, research, instruction and service, promotion of International peace and harmony and the advancement of greater humanity through the education and training of the traditional Martial Arts disciplines.


The Governor of DNBK is His Royal Highness, Sosai, Higashi Fushimi, Jigo, the Emeritus abbot of Shorenin Temple. He is a brother to late Empress Kotaigo of Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Vice Governor, Fuku Sosai is his son, Higashi Fushimi, Jiko, he serves as the chief abbot of the Shorenin Temple.

Honbu DNBK authorizes and certifies Martial Arts credentials in Kendo, Kenjutsu, and the Kobudo discipline that contains Aikido, Jujutsu, Karatedo, Judo, Iaido, Jodo, Sojutsu, Kyudo and various traditional classical Budo.

Posted by on July 22, 2014