Origin of Sogo Budokan
Sogo Budokan is a world organisation for all traditional Japanese Martial Arts. It was founded
in 1985 by Kancho Tino Brebels as a way to promote and to maintain the authentic practice and
philosophy of Budo.
Sogo Budokan can be translated as 'General Center for Martial Arts, Philosophy and Self-Preservation',
and as such it provides a link between Eastern and Western philosophy in striving for quality
in all aspects of daily life.
To achieve this goal of quality and harmony, Sogo Budokan organizes regular
martial-arts trainings, seminars (past
and future) and cultivates a concord and harmony between its
members and the world at large.
You can find a list of past and present high kyu and dan grade graduates here
Kancho Tino Brebels
The founder and chief instructor of Sogo Budokan has received the highest international recognition
for his contributions to the promotion of budo worldwide.
Brebels Sensei studied under Okimitsu Fujii Sensei.
Being both a highly respected martial artist and a very nice man, training under his guidance is
both highly rewarding and a great pleasure!
Sogo Bukokan emphasizes both unarmed combat (ju-jitsu) as well as
sword fighting (Iaido).
Training typically starts with ju-jitsu, and as the practitioner progresses, training will shift
focus to katas (each focussing on either karate, judo or kempo) and sword katas (Iaido).