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Welcome to The Kenshinkan Sogo Budo Kenkyukai
The Kenshinkan Sogo Budo Kenkyukai (Sword Spirit Combined Martial Ways Research Group) is an independent non-commercial martial arts organization that seeks to preserve and promulgate the traditional martial arts of Japan, including Okinawa.
It was founded in 2021 by Colonel (Retired) Roy J. Hobbs, Hanshi as a means of providing instruction, and certification, in the various martial arts he has studied for over 60 years. The dojo name “Ken Shin Kan” was given to Hobbs Sensei by his Iaido teacher, Atsushi Shimojo, Soke.
Hobbs Sensei holds senior grades in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do, Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate Do, Okinawa Uechi Ryu Karate Do, Okinawa Kobujutsu/Kobudo, Nihon Karate Do, Nihon Jujutsu, and Nihon Iaido. All grades awarded to him by Japanese and/or Okinawa based groups.
The Kenshinkan is largely made up of direct students of Hobbs Sensei, and their students.
Others wishing to join should seek out a Kenshinkan dojo, attend one of the Kenshinkan’s national or international courses, or sponsor a senior Kenshinkan instructor to visit one’s dojo.
Membership or affiliation cannot be granted without first having one’s knowledge and technique evaluated.
For more information please contact Hobbs Sensei.