Seishin-Kan Global Affiliations

Our global affiliations

In order to best serve our members, the Seishin-Kan is closely affiliated with some of the most prestigious martial arts organizations in the world.  These affiliations are not maintained merely for prestige or notoriety, however.  Instead, these affiliations are maintained in order to ensure that we provide our members with the highest possible calibre of instruction and service in authentic koryū martial arts.

Each affiliation has been carefully evaluated and selected with our foremost thought being how it will benefit Seishin-Kan members.  Accordingly, as described in greater detail below, the Seishin-Kan maintains membership in such organizations as:  the Kokusai Nippon Budō Kai, the Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai, and the Kokusai Okinawa Kobujutsu Renmei.

Kokusai Nippon Budō Kai


Karate-doThe Seishin-Kan's primary martial arts affiliation is with the Kokusai Nippon Budō Kai.  The Seishin-Kan has been affiliated with the KNBK and its precursor, the Jikishin-Kai International for over 20 years and serves as its Texas shibu ("regional office").

It is through our affiliation with the KNBK that the Seishin-Kan offers instruction in authentic Musō Jikiden Eishin-Ryū Iaijutsu, Shindō Musō-Ryū Jōjutsu, and Ono-Ha Ittō-Ryū Kenjutsu.

We strongly encourage every Seishin-Kan member to support the KNBK in every way possible.  More information about the KNBK is available on their website.

Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai - International Division


The Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai is Japan's oldest and most prestigious martial arts organization, with its headquarters in Kyōto, the ancient capital of Japan, where its forerunner, the Dai Nippon Butoku-Den was founded in 794 AD.  Briefly disbanded after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the Butoku-Kai was reconstituted in 1895, then again in 1953 after having been closed in the aftermath of  World War II.

Carl E. Long Hanshi-ho is chairman of the KNBK, is also the International Director of the Butoku-Kai's Iaidō and Battō-Hō programs, so we strongly encourage full support of the DNBK by our members, as well.


Kokusai Okinawa Kobujutsu Renmei

Karate-doThe Kokusai Okinawa Kobujutsu Renmei is the smallest global organization offering instruction in Okinawa kobujutsu -- the ancient weapons systems of the Ryūkyū Islands.  The KOKR hombu dōjō is located in Nagoya, Aichi-ken, Japan.

In 2009 Leonard J. Pellman Sensei was appointed Hokubei Buchō (North America Director) of the KOKR and assigned the responsibility to organize the curriculum and supervise all instruction and maintenance of standards for Aragaki-Ryū in North America.

One of the major reasons for the extensive redesign of this Seishin-Kan website in 2010 was to help fulfill Pellman Sensei's commitment to promulgate information about the KOKR and Aragaki-Ryū in North America.

Other Organizaions

If there are any other major affiliations, we cannot think of them right now ... but they will go here! Previous affiliations include El Cajon Parks & Recreation Dept, Grant County YMCA, and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States.


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Pellman Sensei conducted a seminar on advanced killing techniques the weekend of July 31st at the Mills Seitō Family Dōjō in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Students 4 to 6 years of age practiced pressure-point techniques for arresting heart and brain function ... (more)

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