Humanitarian Activities


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World Budo Kan Association Inc Humanitarian Activities

As part of our Budo “the way of the warrior” philosophy, and the Aikido ethos to which we are always trying to follow. Our mission of WBKA Humanitarian Activities is to extend these philosophies into the world outside the dojo, and give back to people who may not be able to help themselves and above all the children , the future of humanity.

Our goal is also to inspire individual Martial artists and other dojos to find and develop service projects in their communities. We also believe that our young members will see that they are privileged and that it is right and proper to help the more vulnerable people in our society.

If your dojo has started an initiative or activity you would like to share, please let us know and we will put it on to our page.

 

Activities and initiatives to date;

 

Christian youth group work shop in Aikido. 2011

Three instructors conducted two one hour introduction work shops for the young people to aikido as part of their weekend summer camp.

 

Exhibition raising funds for Young People with Parkinson’s Disease. Dec 2011

End of year exhibition and fund raising night was conducted on 17th December 2011, at the Memorial Hall in Salisbury SA. Money raised from this event was donated to the Parkinson’s society of SA, to go towards projects involving young people.  

 

Interactive volunteer work shop with brain injured clients (from Flinders University program), Feb & Oct 2011

Three instructors conducted interactive aikido classes with adults who have brain injuries in conjunction with Flinders University. The aim was to help improve concentration levels and improve their confidence and co-ordination levels. It was so successful WBKA has conducted several more of these sessions with excellent results. 

 

Donation to assist the Veterans of the “African Kings Rifles” (WWII) Zambia. Oct 2012

There are only 7 of these ageing veterans living in abject poverty (found to date),who fought against the Japanese in WWII. WBKA forwarded a small donation from funds raised to assist in the efforts to help these veterans in their declining years. 

 

National Coaching Accreditation Course  October 12-14th 2012

Organised the first NCAS course. Bringing together seven different style, 21 students from 4 5 different clubs around SA. To attempt to provide creditable coaching and qualifications in raising the standard of coaching and safe for the martial art community.

 

Gi Donation Day Nov 2012

11th November was the day set aside for anyone who would like to donate a new or second gi, which are in good condition to be sent to the Zambian dojo run by Sensei Jonathan Kurger in Kitwe Zambia. Here the samurai missionary helps educate, feed and cloth orphan children and teach them martial arts. Many of these children have gone on to make a positive impact on their communities.

 

WBKA Inc Festival of Martial arts 2012 (Nov11th  )

WBKA Inc organised the biggest martial art festival in South Australian history bring together over 135 martial artists from many different styles and arts with MP’s, and Consular General of Japan all attending this cultural event as well of over 1000 members of the public attending throughout the whole day. The event also celebrated native arts as well as Japanese culture. All free of charge to attendees and public.

 

Exhibition for Zambia December 2012

An exhibition and fund raising night was conducted on 21st December 2011, at the Memorial Hall in Salisbury SA. Money raised from this event was donated to the Zambian Kitwe dojo run by Sensei Jonathan Kruger, to go towards projects involving feeding the orphan children turning up at his mission and dojo.

 

Special Needs Course self-protection and leadership Feb 2013

Our 15 week course for 8 of the most vulnerable adults with various difficulties.  Two other group members are now transioning into main stream club.  WBKA is organizing a research project to highlight the vast improvements of each individual hoping to extend this to the wider community.

 

Exhibition for Zambia

Money raised from our bottle and can collecting was donated to the Zambian Kitwe dojo, run by Sensei Jonathan Kruger, to go towards projects involving feeding the orphan children turning up at his mission and dojo.    

                      

2013 Feb – June:

Special Needs Course self-protection and leadership.

After the success of the 2 courses run in 2012 the club worked in partnership with DCSI once again providing to more individuals. 

We are now organising a research project (to be devised by our University graduate members) to highlight the vast improvements of each individual, in an attempt to extend this to the wider community.

 

 

Meeting of Masters Fund raising

21st April 2013. 

This fund raising event enlisting fellow martial artist Peter Pace will bring four masters together to help raise funds for the festival, by bring over 70 other martial art students together for a training day work shop.

 

Self-Defence for young girls 22nd April 2013

The see’s the first one day session highlighting the dangers for young girls and providing simple and easy to use techniques to counter bullying and possible attack avoidance. In partnership with Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre as part of their school holiday program.

 

13th May WBKA Inc new office and location of World HQ

WBKA has moved into its new world HQ in unit 8  16-28 Research Rd, Pooraka, SA. This will now be were all correspondence, work etc will be performed from. WBKA is sharing the space with one of its clubs Budo Kan of Australia, in order to keep cost’s to a minimum. WBKA as agreed one year’s free rent with Budo Kan of Australia.

8th September WBKA Inc Meeting of styles at UniSA Magill Campus

We arranged for six different clubs to join in and train together raising funds for the Festival of Martial Arts and Culture due to take place in October 2014.