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A Shubukai is a branch dojo of the Shubukan. A martial arts school may offer Shubukan martial arts either as its main course of instruction or in addition to its current courses.

If the martial arts school does not have an official name, it may use Shubukai as its name. If the school already has a name, then it retains its name, though it may still call itself Shubukai.

Each Shubukai receives an 11x17 color Shubukai Branch Dojo Certificate and a Shubukan patch.

Shubukan, upon request, will issue Kyu and Dan certificates for Shubukai's. These certificates will be signed by the Shubukan Dojocho and the Shubukai instructor(s).

Shubukais must agree to hold at least one Shubukan seminar each year in their area either individually or collectively and are financially responsible for seminar payment, all travel, transportation and hotel lodging expenses for the Shubukan Dojocho and/or assistant instructor(s) if needed.

To become a Shubukai the Chief Instructor of the candidate school must submit a one page Instructor Resume, two color passport photos and copies of their most recent martial arts rank promotion certificate. There is a one time Shubukai membership fee of $100.00. Only certified checks in U.S. dollar amounts will be accepted and should be made payable to Goshin Budokan U.S.A.


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Goshin Budokan USA Shubukan Hombu Martial Arts Center

Present Shubukai


Renshi Hunter

Shubukai - Renshi Hunter

Renshi Luckingham

Shubukai - Renshi Luckingham

Renshi Miller

Shubukai - Renshi Miller


Renshi Negron

Shubukai - Renshi Negron

Renshi Ryan

Shubukai - Renshi Ryan


Goshin Budokan USA Shubukan Hombu Martial Arts Center

Southwest Shubukai

Shihan Jim P. Jarrell
Headmaster of Goshin Budokai U.S.A.
Shubukai Martial Arts Center
Founder and Headmaster of the Jarrell Ryu Institute
Marble Falls, Texas

Shubukai - Shihan Jim P. Jarrell


Goshin Budokan USA Shubukan Hombu Martial Arts Center

Past Shubukai

Kyoshi Sensei Ernest "Ernie" C. Hewitt, Jr.
Founder and Dojocho of the Goshin Budokan U.S.A Sleeping Dragon Judo Club
Biography : HTML | PDF

Past Shubukai - Kyoshi Ernie Hewitt

Renshi Ralph Darden

Shubukai - Renshi Ralph Darden