Shihan Kevin Walsh is the Australian coordinator for the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai International Division (DNBK ID). As well, Rishinkan Jujutsu and Idokan Australia are both DNBK ID registered dojos.
Dai Nippon Butoku Kai was established in Kyoto, Japan 1895 under the authority of the Ministry of Education and endorsement of His Royal Highness, Meiji Emperor to solidify, promote, and standardize Japanese classical martial disciplines and systems throughout Japan.
After WWII the DNBK was officially dissolved. It was not until after Japan regained its sovereignty was DNBK re-established.
In 1992 under the directive of the Honbu board of directors, DNBK International Division (DNBK ID) was officially established to organize, direct and coordinate all martial arts activities of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai outside of Japan.
DNBK aims for the restoration of classical Martial cultures, research, instruction and service, promotion of International peace and harmony and the advancement of greater humanity through the education and training of the traditional Martial Arts disciplines.
The Governor of DNBK is His Royal Highness, Sosai, Higashi Fushimi, Jiko, the chief abbot of Shorenin Temple. He is a cousin to late Emperor Akihito of Japan. Vice Governor is Takemichi Kuwahara, Hanshi, while Tesshin Hamada, Hanshi serves as President of DNBK board of directors.
Honbu DNBK authorizes and certifies Martial Arts credentials in Kendo, Kenjutsu, and the Kobudo discipline that contains Aikido, Jujutsu, Karatedo, Judo, Iaido, Jodo, Sojutsu, Kyudo and various traditional classical Budo.