International Budo Renmei is based on the philosophy and principles of Sensei Dennis Fritchie, founder of the Bodai Shindo Ryu style.
Sensei Dennis Fritchie is the founder and current Kaicho of International Budo Renmei. Fritchie Sensei was a former Uchideshi and Jikideshi under Sensei Katsumi Niikura from 1982 until 1995, when he founded International Budo Renmei.
Bodai Shindo Ryu, which means The Way of the Inherently Enlightened Heart/Mind/Spirit. The word Bodai means spiritual awakening, with Shin being used the same as Kokoro, which means spirit, heart, and mind.
Deﬁning inherently as part of the very nature of something and therefore permanently characteristic of it or necessarily involved in it, and enlightened as having a sound and open-minded understanding of all the facts, or based on such an understanding.
Our mission is to build and maintain an organization that develops self-conﬁdence, self-respect, discipline, honesty, integrity, courage, strength, and focus through the diligent practice and relentless training in the ways of karatedo, aikido, iaido and other martial arts.
To create an environment that promotes the health and well being of all who train, and create an environment that is free of politics and egos.
Our instructors are dedicated to fostering an environment that allows all students to perform at the best of their ability. Our instructors are committed to imparting their knowledge and wisdom so that students of International Budo Renmei may realize their full potential.
We welcome and encourage participation by everyone regardless of age, race, religion and sex. We seek and encourage diversity among our students and those we train with.
We promise to seek out the best training, knowledge, experience, and wisdom that the martial arts has to oﬀer and to pass it on to our students so that our students may become not only better martial artists but better people as well.
International Budo Renmei is dedicated to developing positive role models, encouraging education and building leadership skills in those we train with.
We will strive to provide age specific training and curriculums for students from pre-school though adult that empowers the students to achieve greater levels of mental focus, physical fitness and spiritual balance. We accomplish this by conducting classes that stimulate the mind, challenge the body and test the human spirit.
The philosophy and principles of modern aikido are based upon more than 800 years of Japanese samurai life. The samurai tradition is one of discipline demanding physical training, etiquette, strong spirit, and philosophical insight into the conduct of life and human relationships. The techniques of aikido are derived principally from the samurai fighting art, aiki-jujutsu.
This highly developed martial art emphasized using the nature and force of an assailant's attack to subdue them.
Iaido is the art of using the samurai sword. In 1867, the Meiji restoration returned power to the emperor after almost 1000 years of military rule. In 1873, the Rikugun Toyama Gakko opened, training the military in the art of swordsmanship. The essential part of the training was the use of realistic practice and tamashigiri, or test cutting.
The techniques were based on the expertise of the Kenshi, or expert swordsman, of the period. This led to the founding of the Toyama Ryu in 1925.
Karate is an empty hand method of self-defense using blocks and strikes with both hands and feet. It was developed in Okinawa and originated from China around 1629. However, the first public demonstration of Karatedo did not take place until 1903. IBR teaches traditional concepts and principles and places a high demand on the validity of these techniques.
Our Juniors program is designed for 7 - 12 year old children. These classes consist of fun, energized activities that focus on developing balance, coordination, and strength. More importantly, they'll learn mental skills like learning to focus their attention to accomplish their goals. They'll learn that discipline and perseverance leads to success. They'll start to develop good habits that will last a lifetime.
Our Little Samurai program is designed for 4 - 6 year old children. The classes are designed for the shorter span of attention these little ones seldom possess! The classes consist of fun, energized activities that focus on developing balance, coordination, strength, and focus. And, just as important, we focus on increasing self-esteem, self-confidence and establishing self-discipline. They'll start to develop good habits that will last a lifetime.
1845 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 11am