Who we are

Our slogan from the very beginning:  “Stand upright against Violence – Karate Do as a way to gay an lesbian self-defense and self-assertion”.

In 1996, eleven Munich gay men founded the karate club “BUSHIDO Munich e.V.” as a result of a self defence course, which was organized by the “Anti-Violence-Project” of the “Gay Communication- and Culture-Centre” in Munich.

Since then train in different groups classic karate-do (Shotokan style).


BUSHIDO is a very traditional karate club name in and literally translated means "Way of the Warrior", which refers to the samurai’s code of honour.

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