About Us

The IBS was founded in 1999 and was a secret society much like a collage Fraternity. Membership was by invitation only but entertained the membership of persons or organizations that petition or request membership. It was not about numbers but about having true warriors and combat systems as part of our membership.

By acknowledging their true warrior nature and studying and practicing the martial way of life, members of the society were opening doors to a rich heritage of ethical principles. More importantly, the martial way of living is a holistic discipline aimed at the pursuit of excellence. While others may play sports, or practice and study Karate, the IBS member endeavored to apply the Way in all aspects of their lives. The society studied not only the combative parts of the Way, but also the associated aesthetic and artistic facets, such as Zen, philosophy, meditation, and calligraphy, to name a few.

Bushido actually comes from a combination of words. “Bushi” which means “Warrior” and “Do” which means “Way”. To simplify it, you can say it means “the way of the warrior”. A “Do” form is an art that allows you to grasp the ultimate nature of the whole of life by examining yourself in great detail through a singular aspect of life: To grasp the universal through the particular.

Mind and body harmony is vital for realizing our full potential in daily living and remains the central elements needed for mastery of the classical martial ways. A traditional instructor is not selling a service. He is giving you a part of his life.

The IBS was designed as a filtering system for some of the more complicated arts that are studied. As a member progressed through society and proved his allegiance to the group, he could be invited into other internal secret circles.

Richard Reynolds Hanshi as founder and head of the society has studied martial arts continuously for over 60 years and has extensive experience in real combat as a soldier and law enforcement officer. He has founded his own system of martial art which he teached in conjunction with the IBS activities. Effective September 2022, by decision of founder, the IBS was closed to accept new members.

Special Rank and Membership Information

The martial artists should be a shinning example of the best things a human being should strive to be. They should be held to a higher standard than others. But in all cases there are going to be those who only care to further their own selfish goals with no thought of what is right. And then sometimes a person does THE RIGHT THINGS FOR THE WRONG REASONS or THE WRONG THINGS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. But unfortunately there will always be those who simply DO THE WRONG THINGS FOR THE WRONG REASONS. With this said, it is the unpleasant duty of the IBS to report some of the more serious violations on this page. It is with deep regret this has to be done, but it does.

Everyone you see below with no shame who uses lies and dishonor to gain unearned rank and position.
They are a disgrace to the martial arts.

Nikolai Vasiliev -
    Dmitry Tyazhkorob -
    Alexander Lukashun -

Alexander Bulanovich -
    Anatoly Goncharov -
    Victor Kravtsov -

Chris Cleveland -
    Victor Timofeyev -
    Eugeny Timofeyev -