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(Society for the Promotion of Martial Arts). An organization established 13 August 1932 under the auspices of the OMOTO RELIGION for the promotion of martial arts activities. Actually, mainly a means for the propagation of the jujutsu form of Morihei UESHIBA who was its first director. Several issues of a newsletter entitled BUDO under the supervision of the Budo Sen'yokai were published and included articles signed by Morihei Ueshiba but actually written by Bansho ASHIHARA (See AN#41). A major dojo was set up in the small town of Takeda (see Inoue Int. AN#74) where special seminars were held. The organization itself ceases to be mentioned around the mid-1930s no doubt due to the Japanese military government's suppression of the religion culminating in the second OMOTO INCIDENT of 1935.

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