The Bushikan Budo Kyokai was formed by Franco Sanguinetti Sensei with the purpose not only to preserve and promote the true essence of the traditional Okinawan martial arts of Goju Ryu Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo, but equally important to implement into our society the many moral values that those two arts teaches beside the physical aspect of it.

The Bushikan Budo Kyokai is the head organization that works as an umbrella for the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International and the Budo Centre Inc. The Bushikan organization is dedicated primarily to implement all the Karate and Self-Defense programs, meanwhile the M.K.K.I. organization focuses to promote the art of Matayoshi Kobudo through all the dojo (martial arts schools)  affiliated with our organization around the world.

Sanguinetti Sensei strongly believes in the importance of education, a statement easy to see through all the many events that not only he promotes but that he teaches every year through the Bushikan Budo Kyokai and the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International. As Sanguinetti Sensei believes so much in education he does not want to see anyone ever being denied by financial limitations. Unfortunately through his extensive traveling, he has seen firsthand how many good people are not able to obtain proper training due to the lack of financial resources. In his effort to try to help, Sanguinetti Sensei has established our Budo Centre as a Non-Profit Organization to be able to request grants and donations to support our local schools and dojos affiliated with low financial resources.

one of the most emphatic beliefs of Sanguinetti Sensei is that our children are the future of our country, and because of that we should focus on their correct upbringing. Unfortunately in our modern society our children are growing up day by day exposed to many negative moral values bringing as a natural consequence that parents have to deal with problems that previous generations did not have. Sanguinetti Sensei also believes the problems our society is suffering from right now are not going to have an easy fix, nor that one person alone is going to be able to do it, but if we all do our little part in our daily life we together can make a big difference. Choosing not to do anything makes us a part of the problem.

It is with this in mind that Sanguinetti Sensei in his 45 years of active practice of the traditional martial arts has focused his energy mainly on promoting education; not only in our youth but also in adults. He has no doubts in his mind that teaching children of a young age the moral values proper of the traditional martial arts can be an excellent way to empower those children with good tools to become a positive part of society. Sanguinetti Sensei constantly teaches children with values such as respect, discipline, to pay attention to adults, to try their best where ever they go, to help others, and overall to become a positive element in society.

Sanguinetti Sensei's commitment to help our society, especially helping our youth, is easy to see through his dedicated work. His work in the USA spreads from day care level, to elementary school level, to college level, and to private level.

He has been teaching at his Bushikan Dojo in San Diego since 1986, After School Programs at elementary schools from the San Marcos Unified School District since 1994. As a result of his reputation and commitment to our community Sanguinetti Sensei was authorized in 1997 by the then Superintendent of the San Marcos School District, Dr. Larry Maw to teach his Bushikan Self-Defense Program at the local elementary schools which he taught for 10 years.

Outside the USA Sanguinetti Sensei travels to support dojo affiliated in 14 countries by teaching training events. To visit the list of dojo affiliated click here. To learn more about the events that Sanguinetti Sensei promotes and teaches through the year click here.

1986 ~ 2020
Bushikan Karate Dojo
1996 ~ 2020
Discovery Isle Child Development Center
1994 ~ 2020
La Costa Meadows Elementary School
1999 ~ 2012
Carrillo Elementary School
2005 ~ 2020
San Elijo Elementary School
2005 ~ 2010
Discovery Elementary School
2016 ~ 2020
Double Peak School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL - Bushikan Self-Defense Program
1998 ~ 2010
La Costa Meadows Elementary School
1999 ~ 2010
Carrillo Elementary School
2005 ~ 2010
San Elijo Elementary School
1993 ~ 1995
Palomar Community College
1995 ~ 2007
Mira Costa Community College


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