Jikishin-Kai International
Traditional Japanese Martial Arts

Contact info:

Jikishin-Kai Intl.
5587 Clairemont Mesa Bl.
San Diego, CA 92117

TEL: (858) 560-4517


Carl E. Long, Kyoshi
Jikishin-Kai Vice Chairman & Director


As Eastern USA Hombu-Cho and Director for the Jikishin-Kai Intl., Carl Long Kyoshi is responsible for the instruction and certification of Jikishin-Kai Instructors and Dojo throughout the Eastern Region of the United States of America and Canada as well as Europe, Central and South America.

His interest in Martial arts began as a teenager, when he studied Judo, Karate-do, Okinawan Kobudo weapons and other traditional Japanese martial arts. He achieved dan ranking in several of these arts before focusing his attention predominantly on Iaido (or Iaijutsu), the art of Samurai swordsmanship.

His interest in martial arts began early and he began his karate training in 1968. He has since achieved dan ranks in Shorin Ryu Karate, Shito Ryu Karate, Okinawa Kobudo, Aikido, Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu.

Long Shihan is the senior-most student of Shimabukuro Masayuki Hanshi and the highest ranked member of the Jikishin Kai International under Shimabukuro Sensei in the world.

Carl Long is presently ranked 7th dan Shorin Ryu Karate, 6th dan Shito Ryu Karate, 7th Dan Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu, 5th dan Okinawa Kobudo, 5th dan Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu and holds the coveted title of Kyoshi.

Long Shihan's Sakura Budokan Dojo Website


Summary Timeline of Acheivements and Rankings

1968- Begins training in Japanese Karate

1978- Receives Instructor License, Shorin Ryu Karate

1986- Receives Aikido dan certification

1989- Establishes Sakura Budokan, Kingston PA.

1992- Receives Okinawa Kobudo 5th dan rank, Okinawa Budo Renmei

1992- Appointed USA Director for Okinawa Budo Renmei

1993- Receives Shorin Ryu Karate 6th dan rank

1995- Appointed Eastern USA Representative Jikishin-Kai Intl.

1997- Appointed Eastern USA Hombu–Cho Jikishin-Kai Intl.

2000- Receives Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu 5th dan rank

2003- Receives Shorin Ryu Karate-Do 7th dan

2003- Receives Shito Ryu 6th dan rank

2004- Receives Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu 4th dan rank

2004- Receives Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai Shorei Sho Award

2004- Receives Dai Nippon Butoku-Kai 6th dan Iaido

2004- Receives Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Iaido Renshi title

2004- Receives Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu 6th dan rank

2004- Receives Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu Renshi title

2006- Appointed Vice Chairman Jikishin-Kai Intl.

2008- Appointed Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Iaido Kenshoin

2009- Receives Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu Kyoshi title

2009- Receives Dai Nippn Butoku Kai Iaido Kyoshi title

2010- Receives Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu 7th dan rank