New Publication

We were honored to have Sensei Art McConnell chosen to be featured in this compilation of veteran martial artists for the 21st century.

This new book authored by Aikido Sensei David B. Nemeroff can be purchased from him directly at (484) 245-0567


Sensei Otani





Made by Empire State Karate.



Dan Larkin – SHODAN
Ken Rymer – NIDAN
Rob Perratto – NIDAN (Affiliate School)
Anthony Aloe – NIDAN (Affiliate School)
Ross Whelan – SANDAN
Karl Groeger – YODAN
Art McConnell – SICHIDAN



Sensei Art Promoted To Shichidan (7th Degree Black Belt)

Sunday was a very very special day at Tozai Sword School. Sensei Art McConnell was admitted into the Kokusai Bugei Kessha (International Bugei Society). And also awarded the rank of Shichidan 7th degree Black Belt Iai-Jitsu. It was an honor to be there for the ceremony and a long time coming for Sensei Art. Congratulations! Sensei was honored by Kyoshi Tony Aloe. Please visit the Kokusai Bugei Kessha at their website below.

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Sensei Honored



Sensei Art Joins Kokusai Bugei Kessha

Sensei Art McConnell is now a very proud member of this association. For more information on them please visit their website.


Thank you for visiting the Kokusai Bugei Kessha(International Bugei Society). Kokusai Bugei Kessha is an international martial arts organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of traditional Japanese budo and bujutsu throughout the world. The Long Island Budokai is the honbu dojo for KBK, and is a branch dojo of the All Japan Budo federation Nippon Seibukan Academy U.S.A. branch. In turn is a member of the Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmei, an umbrella federation consisting over 20 martial arts grous in the Kansai region.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The Kokusai Bugei Kessha is it’s own entity, and has no affiliation with any other organization calling itself an International Bugei Society, the European Bugei Society, South American Bugei Society, nor any Bugei Society in North America.

MISSION STATEMENT: To preserve and teach traditional martial arts of Japan. We strive to accomplish this in an environment free of politics and other distractions. We further seek to foster a spirit of fellowship and understanding, welcoming all like-minded individuals, regardles of race, gender, ethnic backround, religion, national origin, or physical challenges.

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