The Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International Crest is worn as a symbol of respect towards Master Richard Kim and his teachings. The crest’s shape and colors are those that Master Richard Kim wore with pride for decades. The traditional border of the crest surrounds the Japanese characters that read “Zen Bei”. “Zen Bei” is what Master Richard Kim called his organization when he moved to America in 1959. Therefore, all members wear those characters in remembrance of Master Kim reaching out to everyone, as “Zen Bei” means “all people”. To this day, the lessons that he left behind still reach out to everyone in the organization, thanks to his senior students and their dedication to excellence.

The Zen Bei Butoku-Kai International
is not in anyway affiliated with the Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai was designed by Tony Romanelli