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ISA is a non-profit network of clubs, groups, and organizations from several countries, which are practicing ISA sport disciplines on national level and participate occasionally on ISA Festival held every year in Serbia. We are mostly SPORT organization and on international level we are focused only on competitions.

The first idea about SHINBUDO came in 2005, when Dr. Ivica Zdravkovic from Serbia tried to create a simple teaching program for young students. This program was supposed to cover basic elements of Sports Chanbara (Sport Kenjutsu) and basic elements required for Sport Jujutsu fights and jujutsu kata (self-defense) demonstrations and competitions. Eventually, concept is expanded to Judo and Karate competitions as well.

It is highly important to emphasize that Shinbudo is not a new martial art. It is simply a NEW CONCEPT of training and competing in martial arts and sports of Japanese origin, modern sports derived from Jujutsu (Mix Kumite, Jujutsu kata, Judo, even Bogu Karate...) and from Kenjutsu (Sport Kenjutsu, also known as Chanbara or "Combat kenjutsu", and "Shin kendo", kendo rules with chanbara swords). For this reason, our logo contains Japanese ideograms (kanji) for Jujutsu ("Ju-Jitsu") and Kenjutsu.


Guideline in creation of Shinbudo curriculum and sport formats was necessity of quick inclusion of new practitioners in competitive activities. At the same time, the competition formats in Shinbudo are designed with strong emphasis on safety and simplicity. This "KISS" principle ("Keep It Safe & Simple") was essential for creation of our sport competition rules and training programs. We have borrowed ideas and concepts from modern Sport Jujutsu, Sport Chanbara (Sport kenjutsu), Judo and Bogu karate and put them together in an exciting new "package".

Membership in International Shinbudo Association is FREE! We charge no annual fees, licensing fees or anything similar. All good willing people ready to co-operate in ISA by organizing national Shinbudo events and/or attending ISA Festival are warmly welcomed. International HQ of ISA is in Serbia, in SHINBUKAN school of martial arts ran by ISA founder (Kaicho).


ISA does not serve as a governing body for any separate martial art or sport. However, we proudly promote our MIX KUMITE as the safest combat sport format for young martial artists. Mix Kumite and our Sport Kenjutsu ("shin kendo") disciplines are the symbol of SHINBUDO.


Copyright Dr. Ivica Zdravkovic, 2011