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 annual events. We are mostly SPORT organization and
on international level we are focused only on competitions.
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.
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".
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.