Kokusai Budo Soshiki
Brief introduction to Budo: Martial Arts and I.U.M.A.
The origin of today’s martial arts (BUDO in Japanese) can be traced to the Shaolin Temple (AD 504) in China, where the famous Zen Buddhism and martial art called Shaolin Kung Fu or Temple Boxing started.
Zen Buddhism was transmitted from Shaolin Temple to Japan in Kamakura period (1185-
Very few in the West practices these sword fighting, but it is a real Japanese sport and practitioners are very respected people in Japan.
When Samurai domination finished (1868) and the Meiji Emperor and his government prohibited the carrying of swords, non armed Budo like Judo, Ju Jutsu, Karate, Aiki Jutsu, Aikido and kung Fu became very popular in Japan. It took almost 1000 years for non armed Budo to be recognized widely in Japan, but during the last 30 years Budo has became very popular throughout the world.
People practice Budo as sports, as art, as religion etc. For some people Budo is a life style and it is an obligated knowledge or skill for police officers and security people all over the world. Budo is not merely a fighting sport, there is much more to than that.
The budo population is more than 30 mil. Spread through many national and international Budo organizations. Budo started in China as a health exercise, as a family tradition or a religion. In Japan, Budo was part of the academic education system. What a difference that made. The Japanese education system is easy for Western of all kinds or religion and culture to learn and understand Budo. This is why Budo became so popular in the world.
We are very delighted to invite you to the I.U.M.A. World.
I.U.M.A. does not stand for any particular style of Art, its purpose and main goal is to establish and provide not only Budo education but also education in culture and history.
Our worldwide presence is giving you the opportunity to join international events and seminars to produce a peaceful communication and exchange of “culture” between countries and continents, it is not easy for many Budoka’s to go to Japan, China, etc. for such education.
Today I.U.M.A. has created warm relations with other major Budo organization and being supported by its Leaders and Masters which is givingI.U.M.A. the advantage to bring worldwide known Professors and Masters to the local students. Some of them are as well I.U.M.A. representatives.
The I.U.M.A. instructors give usually free lessons when they are invited at a seminar.
You can enter the I.U.M.A. world for a very low price. We made it so that each country or individual is able to join us and that they can have the same conditions like everyone.
In I.U.M.A. we work together and not against each other. I.U.M.A. will be the name for friendship and co-
Budo training or instructions seminar at least once a year in each district (country). Our first International seminar was in Aalen (Germany) in April 1991, with the participation off Fumen Tanaka and his family from Japan.
Seminar for Azian culture and arts.
Seminar for Japanese culture and arts. Sado (Tea ceremony), Ikebana (Flowers), Shodo (Calligraphy), etc.
Seminar for medical first aid and Kuatsu.
Seminar for sports injury.
Seminar for Shiatsu and Seiki treatment.
Seminar for Zen and philosophy.
Seminar for instructors.
Seminar for Energy en Ki.
Competition events for Teakwondo & open martial art styles
THE THREE MAJOR ASPECTS OF BUDO
Physical education :
Some practice Budo as sport, some does as an art like ballet or dance. Others learn how to fight or how to defend themselves. A professional sportsman knows that for the best results, body and mind must be in good balance.
Mental education :
In order to achieve good results in sport, mental training and guidance are essential. The teaching of Budo techniques alone, may simply produce fighting monsters. In Budo Zen philosophy, Taoism and Christianity are used. Mental education has to be based on human love, courage, mercy and respects.
Medical education :
Injury in budo training is not as frequent as in football or handball, but it is not a soft sport. It is therefore very important for club leaders and instructors to have some knowledge for at least First aid education. It is a tradition in China and Japan for most high skilled masters to be medical doctors or chiropractor. With Budo skills, people can be disarmed, controlled, helped and cured. In this aspect of Budo, meridian energy healing techniques or acupuncture techniques are used.
The true Budo is to help people in need and to share Budo skills with them. Budo is not a fighting art but an art to stop or prevent fighting.