The Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International is a martial arts organization dedicated to the preservation of the teachings of the late O’Sensei Richard Kim, 10th Dan and his legacy. That legacy has stretched to all ends of the Earth over the years and has touched thousands. His teachings of the traditional martial arts and, perhaps even more significant, the philosophy of the martial arts are second to none.

The teachings of Master Richard Kim may have reached thousands, but this organization is fortunate to have some of his senior most students taking the helm as this organization begins its journey through the twenty-first century. The senior instructors of the Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International have pledged not only to carry-on the famous martial arts lessons of Master Richard Kim, but also his philosophy. That is a philosophy that puts the martial virtues of respect, compassion, and gratitude at the forefront.

Today, the Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International has members all over North America with schools in many areas of the United States and Canada. This organization hopes, through constant hard work and effort, to allow the legacy that has already touched thousands to touch millions and pave the way for the masters of tomorrow.


The specific purpose of the Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International is to advance the study of traditional Karate, T’ai Chi Chuan, Chi Gong, Aiki-Jujutsu and Budo, and to foster the growth of these martial arts taught by Master Richard Kim.

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