Academic Degrees

The Academic Degree in Martial Arts involves proficiency in one of the following areas:

  • Teaching (Martial Arts) studies

  • Studies and research in Martial Arts

  • Studies and research in the history of Martial Arts

  • Style analysis

  • The philosophy and the ethics of Budo

 


The Academic Board accepts the following for approval as a part of the Martial Arts Academic Educational Program:

 

  • Academic degrees, diplomas or certificates from disciplines other than Martial Arts

  • Publication of research articles, books or booklets

  • Recommendation from an accredited teacher

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

 

Additional information as requested by the Academy

The International Budo Academy Award Ceremony With caps and gowns
Prerequisites for Academic Degree Award

 

Diploma
 

Qualification Requirements
 

Registration Prerequisites
 

B.A

  • Presentation of 6 theses in the following subjects (specifications as defined below):

    • Anatomy and Physiology

    • Psychology

    • Ethics

  • Statement from a Budo Teacher confirming the presentation of one of the theses in front of a student group.

  • Minimum period of studies: 24 months

  • Exceptions - subject to the Dean's approval
     

  • Minimum age: 21

  • 1st DAN

  • Practicing for 5 years or more at accredited Budo Ryuha/ Organizations/ School/ Dojo.

  • Recommendation

  • Detailed CV

M.A

  • Presentation of 4 theses in the following subjects (specifications as defined bellow):

    • Anatomy and physiology

    • Psychology

    • History of ancient Martial Arts

    • Ethics

  • Preparation of a main thesis to be presented to the Academy

  • Minimum period of studies: 12 months

  • Exceptions - subject to the Dean's approval
     

  • Minimum age: 24

  • 3rd DAN

  • Is practicing for 7 years or more at an accredited Budo Ryuha/ Organizations/ School/ Dojo.

  • Recommendation

  • Detailed CV

  • B.A awarded by the Academy or a relevant academic degree, recognized by the Academy
     

Ph.D

  • Presentation of 4 theses in the following subjects (specifications as defined bellow):

    • Anatomy and Physiology

    • Psychology of Martial Arts

    • Education Methodology

    • Ethics

  • Preparation of seminar thesis to be presented to the Academy

  • Minimum length of studies: 24 months

  • Exceptions - subject to the Dean's approval

  • Minimum age: 29

  • 5th DAN

  • Practicing for 15 years at accredited Budo Ryuha/ Organization/ School Dojo

  • Detailed CV

  • M.A awarded by the Academy or a relevant academic degree recognized by the Academy

Thesis structure

 

Title
 

PhD
 

M.A
 

B.A
 

Thesis topic and abstract

     2 pages     

1 page     

1 page

Thesis plus bibliography briefs

     24 pages     

18 pages     

12 pages

 

 

  • Seminar thesis structure: As approved by the Academic Board.

  • The student will provide two copies of the printed and bound thesis.

  • The thesis will be in English. 

Courses, advanced training and certification studies

 

 

  • The request for all Academic courses and advanced training can be reserved by direct application to the Rector's chamber, Dr. Ron KLUGER.

  • The academic Board will approve the final terms of the course/ training.

  • Courses can be organized and managed all over the world.

  • The minimum number of participants for all courses: 25 students.

  • The following organizations are entitled to reserve courses: Ryuhas, Martial Art Organizations, Schools, Martial Art Dojos and Authorities.

The following are some of the courses provided by the Academy:

  • History and development of Martial Arts

  • Philosophy of Martial Arts

  • Fighting Arts and Fighting Sports

  • Warrior's Psychology

  • The Art of Teaching Martial Art

  • Kata

  • Tests and Professional Grading

  • The art of Teaching Children

  • The art of Teaching Adults

  • Self-Defense

  • Teaching Techiniques (Budo)