Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK) (Greater Japan Martial Virtue Society) was established in 1895 in Kyoto, Japan, under the authority of the Ministry of Education and sanction of the Emperor Meiji. Its purpose, at that time, was to standardize martial disciplines and systems throughout Japan. This was the first official martial arts organization sanctioned by the government of Japan. It stressed the martial virtues of samurai warriors and incomparable historical excellence in martial disciplines. In 1946, after the end of World War II, the Supreme Commander of Allied Powers issued a directive to dissolve all military-
The DNBK’s Virginia (USA) division was founded in 1972, and subsequently the USA division was established in 1985. In 1992, the DNBK’s International Division Headquarters was established in Virginia, USA.
The I.U.M.A. Organization is constant working to achieve a higher level and this for the benefit off the students. This resulting that some off our instructors are now also recognized and certified by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai. This will also give more value to the I.U.M.A. examinations and certificates.
The Dai Nippon Butoku Kai recognized & certified I.U.M.A. instructors
Van Loo Herman, 6th dan Jujutsu, Renshi
Vansimpsen Johnny, 6th dan Jujutsu
Cosemans Peter, 5th dan Jujutsu
Callewaert Marc, 5th dan Jujutsu
Mebis Marc, 4th dan Iaijutsu
De Backer Bart, 1st dan Jujutsu