Mission Statement

Technical excellence in Martial Arts training is one of our top priorities. As leaders in Martial Arts, it is our sacred responsibility to ensure that all of our students receive the best possible "Mentoring" in both technique and philosophy in the study of the Martial Arts.

Martial Arts training is the cornerstone of knowledge and the basis of credible self-defense skills and the perfection of human character. Training in a comprehensive environment is the "Key" by which we develop our Martial Arts proficiency and exercise in the collective capabilities required in self-defense. Martial Arts builds character and when necessary, prepares the Martial Artist to better deal with physical confrontations. While training, our activities and classes are well planned and rigorously conducted.

The Goshin Budokan U.S.A. Shubukan Hombu Martial Arts Center will always strive to increase our commitment to an accurate and comprehensive level of teaching and training, keeping in mind that technical excellence is a "Top Priority", regardless of the different teaching styles that exist today.

To create an organization of support for the teaching and understanding of the Martial Arts, I hereby established the Goshin Budokan U.S.A. as a branch Shuyokai of the International Shuyokan Aikido Federation U.S.A. on the 20th day of March in the year 1997.

Doshu Edward E. Wilkes