Following the end of W.W. II, there was a ban on martial arts practice in Japan as part of the occupational period by the U.S.A. Senior-ranking martial artist in Japan suffered under this ban. It was in this atmosphere of adversity that the Kokusai Budoin, one of Japan’s oldest and unusual traditional budo associations, was conceived.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 4 No. 2 (1995): 10 pages.