Major International Events sanctioned by DNBK Honbu and DNBK ID

1992 First All America Butoku SaiUSA, Virginia
1998 First World Butoku SaiJapan, Kyoto
2002 Second World Butoku SaiJapan, Kyoto
40th National All Japan Butoku SaiJapan, Kyoto
2004 Second All America Butoku SaiUSA, Virginia
First Youth International Butoku SaiUSA, Virginia
2005 International Rensei TaikaiPortugal, Sintra
International Rensei TaikaiSpain, Madrid
2006 Budo Seminar and Rensei TaikaiUK, London
International Rensei TaikaiFrance, Chartres
Belgium Butoku SaiBelgium, Brussels
Rensei TaikaiCanada, Toronto
2007 First World Youth Butoku SaiUSA, Norfolk
2008 Third World Butoku SaiJapan, Kyoto
2009 Rensei Taikai in honor of Hanshi DometrichUSA, Norfolk
Elite Budo Seminar in JujutsuJapan, Kyoto
International Rensei TaikaiGreece, Athens
2010 Japan Youth Butoku Sai and International Youth ParticipationJapan, Kyoto
Elite Budo Seminar in Karatedo and KobudoJapan, Kyoto
Third America Butoku Sai and Gasshuku for 45th Anniversary of USA ShibuUSA, Virginia
2011 Elite Budo Seminar in Iaido and KobudoJapan, Kyoto
Second, World Youth Butoku Sai and Canada Butoku SaiCanada, Toronto
2012 Fourth World Butoku Sai and 50th Japan Butoku SaiJapan, Kyoto
2013 UK Butoku Sai in Commemoration of 111th anniversary of Anglo-Japan AllianceUK
2014 Elite Budo Seminar in Karatedo, Iaido and JujustuJapan, Kyoto
2015 50th Anniversary of USA DNBK America Butoku Sai and GasshukuUSA, Virginia
120th Year Anniversary of Japan Butoku SaiJapan, Kyoto
2016 Fifth World Butoku Sai is staged in Kyoto ButokudenJapan, Kyoto

An issue of Butoku News exists for each of the events listed above. To received a copy for a specific event, please contact DNBK International Division at butoku@picusnet.com. Please be sure to include your DNBK credentials. The Butoku News is a copyrighted publication available only to DNBK members in good standing.


The following events are tentatively scheduled based on the DNBK Honbu missions and objectives in the next five years 2016-2021. They are subject to change and adjustment in accordance with official policy priorities. In addition to the below official projects, each international Shibu may have their Shibu Taikai. All DNBK sanctioned events are exclusively for the DNBK members.

European and France Butoku Sai and Third World Youth Butoku Sai in Lyon France – August 2017 (Tentative)