The History Of The Bu'Sen.
The Anglo Japanese Ju-jutsu and Martial Arts Association was started in 1901 by Sadakazu Uyenishi. He was a Japanese master who was invited to England to join Yukio Otani who had arrived the previous year at the invite of Mr Barton Wright, who himself spent some time in Japan studying Ju-Jutsu. Both men toured the music halls taking on all comer’s in five minute matches for fifty pounds, a huge sum of money at that time. Mr Uyenishi never lost a bout! He opened his own Dojo (training way hall) in 31 Golden Square, London after both he and Yukio Otani left Mr Barton Wright, in 1902. Thus the Anglo Japanese is the oldest Judo and Martial Arts Association in the UK.
As a matter of interest Mr Uyenishi (known as Raku) had a training partner Mr Omo Maeda who after a short time in the UK embarked for Brazil where he started the Gracie School. Mr Uyenishi started teaching our armed forces, the Army at Aldershot and the Navy in Portsmouth. He returned to Japan after marrying here, in 1908 and the Anglo Japanese was continued by William Garrad his most senior pupil.
Mr Mishiku arrived soon after in 1909 where upon he took over. Mr Mishiku was a master of Judo, Ju-jutsu and Kendo and employed various Japanese masters at the new dojo in Strathmore Gardens, London. There are some stories saying the Anglo Japanese was set up in 1929 by Cawkell (a black belt with Yukio Otani and Mikonosuke Kawaiashi) it was in fact incorporated as a limited company and was still run up until and during that time by Mr Mishiku.