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International Budo association

IDO - The peaceful way of connecting martial arts
IDO - The eternal movement in all martial arts
IDO - Fully exhausting martial arts


Ido/Judo-Do grades can only be achieved by those martial arts practitioners who internalise the deep spiritual sense of perpetual movement as well as the way to coexistence. The Executive Committee and the Technical Director are responsible for the award. Suggestions for graduation may be submitted by Ido Dan holders or the dojo managers to the Executive Committee or the Technical Director.

Martial arts practitioners, who can prove they have obtained their rank from another association, may obtain from the Executive Committee an acknowledgement certificate, which lists all ranks. Graduation certificates of Idokan Europa e.V. can only be obtained by members who have passed their examination in front of Idokan Europa examiners. Dan ranks from recognised associations are not verified as a rule. In justified cases, verifications are carried out, whereby the Executive Committee and the Technical Director take the decision.


  • Sempai – advanced martial artist with teaching tasks
  • Sensei –  title used to address teachers as from the third Dan rank
  • Shihan –  honorific title for senior instructors as from the fifth Dan rank
  • Renshi –  honorific title for senior instructors as from the fifth Dan rank
  • Kyoshi –  honorific title for senior instructors as from the seventh Dan rank
  • Hanshi –  honorific title for senior instructors as from the ninth Dan rank
  • Soke – recognised founder of a style or successor

Knights of Mount Fuji

The Order of the Knights of Mount Fuji of Idokan Europa e.V. can award the highest distinction for outstanding performance. The Order is limited to seven knights alive. Only Idokan members can be nominated bearer of the title, which is awarded by at least two active knights or, in case of vacancy, by the Executive Committee. The knights form an honorific body that excels in decades of experience and involvement in martial arts. The Executive Committee may seek their advice in all matters.


Kyu Examination in the Dojo Penzberg

On November, 28th, 2019, some students of the Jiujitsu- und Karate Schule Penzberg e.V. passed their examinations in Jiujitsu und Karate. Read more (German)

Fight for Life

On November, 16th and 17th, the yearly budo seminar "Fight for Life" took place. Read more (German)

Ido Ryu seminar for budo instructors

On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, the association Idokan Europa e.V. held a seminar for budo instructors in the discipline of Ido Ryu in Asian martial arts. Read more (German)

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