The Okawa-Te Bujutsu Kai (OTBK) Association is a Martial Arts union founded to honor the memory and teaching principles of Grand-Master David Thomas Okawa Baize (May 26, 1955 - August 30, 2011) comprising a number of prominent independent martial arts schools and independent instructors teaching and promoting training in the various systemsof Martial Arts influenced by Soke Baize.
David Okawa Baize founded Kami Bushi Kai in 1981 after many years of cross training in Shotokan Karate, Western Boxing, Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, and Aiki-jujitsu.
Kami Bushi Kai, which means “Divine Warrior System", combines Japanese Shotokan Karate, Jiu-jitsu and kickboxing into one very flexible system that provides it's students with many different ways to deal with a threat.
Shotokan Karate gives us very powerful strikes, kicks and blocks that can disable an opponent with one well-placed shot. Jiu-jitsu allows us to use throws, foot-sweeps, ground attack and escape strategies, chokes and joint locks to subdue an opponent without unnecessarily hurting them. Kickboxing gives us rapid hand combinations, devastating kicks, and footwork that allows us to evade an attack and set our opponent up for the finishing blow.