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.

Old School Tozai Sticker



Tozai Affiliate Program


Affiliate logo designed by Sensei H.P. Henry



The Tozai Affiliate Programs are available.

Sensei Art McConnell 
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Haiku by Mel Benson


Folding steel bending

Master sword smith shapes Daito

Indelible strength.


Sleeping in a storm

Watching with my brother

My father guides me.


Wide open maelstrom

Crows gaming in the white sky

Death falls like cold stones.


Greening ever green

Sweet plums drip golden dew drops

Worms warm in the sun.


One thousand fingers

Blinding an opponents sight

One hand curls like death.


My hand is my sword

It strikes with perfect movement

Training gives me peace.


Palms upturned tremble

Fist becomes a stone temple

Inside are my foes.


Wind blowing over sails

Infinity minus one

Finite sword unleashed.


The revenge draws near

Swordsman draws nearly perfect

Drawing nearly lost.



These are special secrets,

A life that was fully lived

…Remembering Mel.

-A.J. Mak.


Early January…Three years on.



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