Kitamura Bujutsu Kai

Kitamura Bujutsu Kai (KBK) is an independent non-governmental body, a traditional school of Bujutsu based on the deeper concept of a warrior clan. For this reason it is managed through the absolute respect of unquestionable rules and ancient rituals. Part of the Watanabe & Kitamura Group, the KBK, founded by Manrico Erriu, was born with the aim of divulging part of the warrior disciplines of the Kitamura Ryū, a Japanese clan.

Kenjutsu and Kitamura Ryū no Shugendō

Training in bujutsu (the art of war) merges with monastic ascetic practices. The main subject studied, in terms of armed combat, is kenjutsu (the art of fencing with the Japanese sword) and all its components. It represents the essence of the fighting arts and acts as a glue to all the others, combining iai-jutsu, batto-jutsu, iaidō and the practices of kendō.

Kenjutsu

The Japanese sword is opposed to other traditional weapons, such as spears (yari), halberds (naginata), sticks of various lengths and mixed weapons.

Kitamura Ryū no Shugendō

Shugendō is part of our doctrines. It is a practice that is the result of a fusion of elements from different religions, ideologies and philosophies. The name can be translated as the path that leads to the acquisition of spiritual and supernatural powers.

Ancient disciplines

The doctrines combine practical disciplines of armed and unarmed combat with spiritual ones, which thanks to the celebration of various rituals, and the use of shingon, recitative formulas of power (mantrā in Sanskrit), of inzō, hand gestures (mūdra in Sanskrit) , sūtra, mystical prayers and various ritual instruments allow the practitioner to develop particular skills.

Courses and seminars

We organize seminars and study groups all over the world. If you are interested in organizing in your area, contact us at the following address.

Mountain asceticism

The fusion of Shinto and esoteric Tantric Buddhism, mountain worship, shamanism, Taoism and an extract of unconventional spiritual traditions gave rise to our doctrines.

The Kitamura Ryū is a traditional model of a Japanese warrior family. It is based on a pyramidal military hierarchy and a sense of belonging. The relationship between its members is regulated by specific functions and roles. The group is compact and impenetrable. The bond between the father (kanchō) and the apprentices (kobun) is regulated by precise codes, rights, duties and obligations.

Get info on how to join us

The Kitamura Bujutsu Kai divides its members into three types: practitioners, non-practitioners and supporters. The practicing members have access to the practice of primary activities (Bujutsu and "Shugendō"); non-practicing members participate in secondary activities (Japanese language and culture courses, exhibitions, seminars, events, etc.); supporting members contribute to the development of the organization through donations, legacies or other kind of support. We are expanding our presence internationally. If you are interested in living an all-encompassing experience, create a study group at your dōjō / region / country do not hesitate to contact us.

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We are expanding our presence internationally. If you are interested in living an all-encompassing experience, create a study group at your dōjō / region / country do not hesitate to contact us.