THE GENBU-KAI ORGANIZATION: Although he has been with us and taught in the USA since 1965, Shihan Fumio Demura formed Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai International in 1999. The name Genbu-Kai has specific meaning. “Gen” means professional, as well as "original" or "beginning." “Bu” means martial art. “Kai” is organization. The Genbu-Kai organization has schools teaching Shito-Ryu karate throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries around the world. Shihan Demura continues to lead the organization as its Chief Instructor and President. He continues to find more ways to introduce Martial Arts to more people throughout the world, with the primary goal of helping people to be better human beings and have better, more successful lives. Shihan Demura has also done a great deal to develop Batto-Do (sword) and Kobudo (weapons) organizations, training methods, and competition opportunities within his own organization and around the world. Genbu-Kai Riverside is operated by RKAF and is fortunate to be lead by students of Shihan Fumio Demura to carry on the teachings and traditions of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do to the community of Riverside.