Training in Matayoshi Kobudo.
Membership & Affiliation
Membership with Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International – UK Branch (MKKI-UK) is open to anyone residing in the UK. You don’t require prior martial arts experience to start your Kobudo training. All that’s needed is a strong passion to learn and dedication to your training.
Likewise, if you are already a practising martial artist from any discipline, you’re more than welcome to join our group. We’ve had students from various systems, including Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Iaido, Judo and more.
Becoming a member brings you a range of benefits associated with the global MKKI community. We offer two types of memberships to cater for various needs.
- Instructor Membership
- Student Membership
The UK Branch is always on the lookout for dedicated martial artists eager to learn and become instructors within Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International. To become an Affiliated or Instructor Member of the MKKI – UK Branch, you should have achieved at least a Shodan (1st-degree black belt) in any martial art discipline, such as the types mentioned above.
Upon meeting these qualifications, you will receive the corresponding Affiliation or Instructor certificate from MKKI Honbu Dojo, along with a Teaching Curriculum and Testing requirements.
After learning the required material, you’ll have the opportunity to establish your own classes under the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International umbrella. For further details on how to embark on this path, please contact the UK Office through telephone, email, or by completing the Membership Application Form. We’re always here to help.
Becoming a student member of the MKKI-UK Branch doesn’t require any prior formal training in martial arts. All you need is a strong interest in and dedication to learning Matayoshi Kobudo. However, you do need access to a recognized Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International – UK Branch instructor to guide you on your journey.
There are a couple of ways to connect with a recognised MKKI-UK Branch instructor. You can attend classes, seminars, or Gasshuku sessions, or you can arrange for an MKKI – UK Branch instructor to come to you. For more details on how to get started, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the UK Office through telephone, email, or by completing the Membership Application Form. We’re here to assist you in beginning your Matayoshi Kobudo training.
The Benefits of Membership
- Affiliation and Benefits from MKKI.
- Grading and Certification in Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International.
- Training opportunity at the MKKI Honbu Dojo in California.
- Able to train at one of the MKKI’s worldwide dojo.
- Annual International Gasshuku Training Camps in Okinawa, Japan.
- Regular Seminar training with the MKKI-UK Branch.
- MKKI-UK Branch Annual Gasshuku training.
- Free training for Affiliated and Instructor members on the Friday session of the annual Gasshuku.
- Regular monthly training for Affiliated and instructor members of the MKKI-UK that is free.
Enquiries from Non-UK Residents
If you are interested in joining the MKKI and are not a UK resident then you will need to contact the Honbu Dojo in San Diego via the Bushikan website: Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International
Enquiries from the UK
So if you’re interested in the study of Matayoshi Kobudo and reside in the UK then please enquire by using the Form:
For General Enquiries contact the head Office on:
Telephone: 0780 782 7978