Jeff Bishop receiving a pioneer award from Carl Long Hanshi, Pennsylvania 2015

Welcome to The Bukonkai Website

Bukonkai is a Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu study group (Kenkyukai) and Aikido Club. Based in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales, UK, we study the Iaijutsu (sword drawing), kumitachi (partner exercises) and suemongiri (target cutting) of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, a koryu (traditional school) of Japanese swordsmanship which has an unbroken liniage dating back 450 years.

Our kenkyukai was sanctioned by Carl Long Hanshi, 22nd Shihan of the Masaoka line of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, and chairman of the Kokosai Nippon Budo Kai (KNBK). We are also an Aikido dojo of the Aikikai traditition, a martial art which redirects the energy of an opponents attack with a wide range of techniques,  and is studied at Bukonkai under the sanction of the Shin-gi-tai Aikido Society and the Dai Nippon Budo Kai (DNBK).

Here on our website you can find Information on Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and Aikido, and take a look at the philosophy of both arts and thier relevance in our modern world. Please access the contact page for information on how to find us, and how to get in touch.

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you soon.

Links:    KNBK      KNBK EUROPE