Welcome to the new Busen!

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Established January 2011:  The new Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō was established in January 2011.  Our opening was timed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the original Budō Senmon Gakkō ("Martial Arts Professional School", often abbreviated as Busen) which operated in Kyōto, Japan from 1911 until the beginning of World War II .

Even though the ban on martial arts training in Japan was lifted in the early 1950s, the original Budō Senmon Gakkō was never reopened after the war.  Now, some 70 years after the closure of that noble institution, its spirit and mission are being restored and made available to martial artists worldwide, thanks to the vision and dedication of our founders, led by  Leonard J. Pellman Sensei.

If you dream of becoming a martial arts instructor, or if you are already an instructor and want to significantly enhance your knowledge and skills in order to stand among the world's foremost professionals, then you owe it to yourself to consider training at the Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō.  We encourage you to review our Admissions information and contact us with any questions you may have.

Studying at the Busen

Posted by Pellman Sensei on 01 July 2010

Karate-doThe Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō is now accepting applications from prospective students.  We are looking for those students and faculty who can envision themselves being the foremost in their disciplines.

The curriculum of the Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō is patterned after the curriculum of the original Busen -- a curriculum that stressed the concept of bunbu ryōdō, cultivation of both the martial arts and cultural arts in unison.  A typical day at the Busen began with ... (article continues here)

Teaching at the Busen

Posted by Pellman Sensei on 01 July 2010
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The Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō is now accepting applications from both prospective students and faculty members.  We are looking for those students and faculty who can envision themselves being the foremost in their disciplines.

The curriculum of the Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō is patterned after the curriculum of the original Busen -- a curriculum that stressed the concept of bunbu ryōdō, cultivation of both the martial arts and cultural arts in unison.  A typical day at the Busen began with ... (article continues here)

The Busen and the Butoku-Kai

Posted by Michaela Pellman on 01 July 2010

The original Budō Senmon Gakkō was created and operated by the Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai and was housed in the Butoku-Den in Kyōto, Japan.  We want to make it absolutely clear that the Kokusai Budō Senmon Gakkō is not affiliated with nor operated by the Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai and we make no claims of any such affiliation.    Since the Butoku-Kai has chosen not to re-establish the Busen, it was simply our intention to honour and emulate that great institution and its ideals by naming our institution after it and doing our utmost to resume its vital work in the 21st century.

Faculty Search

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We are earnestly seeking exemplary faculty members for a wide variety of academic programs. If you are a leading expert in any of the subject areas listed in our online curriculum, we invite you to apply for a faculty position with the Busen.

Detailed information is available on our Faculty Info page.

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