IBU BUDO RESEACH
The International Budo University was established in 1984 in Katsuura-city, Chiba-prefecture, Japan. The Nippon Budokan Foundation, the umbrella organization for martial arts in Japan, opened the Budo Science Research Centre next to the IBU in 1986 to explore the field of budo from the perspectives of the humanities and natural science. The Centre was placed under the auspices of the IBU in 1995, and was renamed the Budo and Sports Research Institute.
This year marks the fifteenth anniversary since the transferal, and in commemoration we published the "IBU Budo Series Vol.1: The History and Spirit of Budo".
The book offers an introduction into the history of budo following its development from its origins through to recent times. The first chapter introduces the social and historical background of the formation of the budo arts, and is followed by five chapters covering the history of kendo, naginata, kyudo, judo and karate-do.
The Appendix contains a timeline of Japanese history and budo. Furthermore, other useful materials including the Budo Charter, a list of major Japanese budo associations, and also references in foreign languages (English, French, German and Spanish) are included as well.
We have made Chapter 1 and the Appendix available for download here.
IBU BUDO SERIES Vol.1 "The History and Spirit of Budo"
2013, coincidentally the 30th anniversary of IBU's founding, marks our publication of Volume 2 of IBU's ongoing series dedicated to Budo studies research, entitled, "Budo in the Global Era". As we try to reassess the new cross-cultural nature of Japanese Budo in light of its recent rapid globalization, we will also try to appreciate the variety of problems which faces the pedagogy of globalized Budo.
The first section is a cross-cultural discussion of the martial arts of East Asia--specifically, Japanese Budo, Chinese Wushu, and Korean Bugei.
The second section addresses the various problems associated with Judo's globalization and then examines Judo's development in Germany.
Moreover, we study the problems associated with Kendo's internationalization, and finally, we discuss the ways in which foreigners conceptualize and understand Budo.
An appendix charts the historical international development of martial arts and sports in Japan, East Asia, and the West from the 15th century to the present.
The table of contents, Chapter 1, and the Appendix can be downloaded in their entirety below.
IBU BUDO SERIES Vol.2 "Budo In The Global Era"