Kevin Walsh

"Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Quitting is never an option"
Kevin Walsh
Head, Rishinkan Jujutsu
  • 8th Dan Rishinkan Jujutsu, Hanshi
  • 6th Dan Judo, Renshi
  • 5th Dan Iaido, Renshi
  • 4th Dan Jodo

I began training in Judo at the age of 11 and now 50+ years later I am still training. Over the years I have had the privilege to train with many extremely talented martial artists from all over the world.

Throughout my life I have always strived to innovate and improve while respecting the culture of the arts I practice. It is the culmination of these experiences that has forged me into the person I am today. 


  • Australian Representative for Dai Nippon Butoku Kai – Kyoto/Japan
  • Jujutsu Kenshoin (Chief Advisor) for Dai Nippon Butoku Kai – Kyoto/Japan
  • President for Idokan Australia
  • Vice President for Idokan International – Penzberg/Germany
  • Founder “Fight for Life” Martial Art fundraiser for Cancer Council Victoria
  • Raised almost $90,000 for Cancer Research
  • Taught at seminars in Germany, Hungary, France , New Zealand, Greece 
  • Demonstrated Jujutsu, Judo, Iaido & Jodo at Dai Nippon Butoku Kai events in Japan, Portugal, Belgium, France, England
  • Commenced Judo training in 1970.
  • Commenced Jujutsu training in 1974.
  • Commenced Iaido and Jodo training in 2005.
  • 1st Place in Victorian Iaido Team Championship, Victoria 2008.
  • 1st Place in Australian Iaido Team Championship, Canberra 2009.
  • Attended DNBK Elite Jujutsu seminar Kyoto, Japan. 2009 & 2013
  • Attended World Butoku Sai events in Kyoto, Japan in 2008, 2012, 2016, 2023
  • 1st Place in Australian Jodo Team Championship, Sydney 2018.
  • DNBK President Award for Excellence, 2023.