Meet our world class instructors, Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi and Shintaro Higashi! They will lead you through the path to the black belt!
We have classes everyday except on Sunday. Please check our schedule and plan your visit now!
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Classes Authentic and Effective
With world class instruction by the Higashi family, the Kokushi Budo Institute offers you authentic, traditional martial arts instruction with modern day practical applications. We provide martial arts as a tool for enhancing your quality of life by improving physical fitness, developing a healthy mind and acquiring a time-tested skill set.
Students Diverse and Friendly
Students come from all walks of life: school teachers, lawyers, babysitters, food critics, doctors, musicians, and many more. Many achieve black belts in their respective arts, and we have produced both Olympians and National champions in Judo.
History Deep and Rich
KBI was originally established in 1965, as a branch of Kokushikan University during an initiative program to globalize Judo in accordance with Jigoro Kano’s vision.
Vision Committed and Clear
KBI is committed to serve the community by providing a martial arts education system in a safe and clean environment. Through practice at the Kokushi Budo Institute, one learns skill, knowledge and self-discipline while enjoying themselves. This develops a harmonious relationship between the physical and mental being, thus contributing to an individual’s successful participation in society and his or her general education.