Budo Karate West is an independent news blog working in partnership with Kyokushin-kan International Honbu with the intent of developing Kyokushin-kan’s online presence. Budo Karate West is operated by the US-based nonprofit organization Society for the Betterment of the Human Condition through the Training, Instruction, and Propagation of Budo Karate. Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate is the nonprofit’s instructional wing, operating Kyokushin-kan dojos in North Carolina, USA. Ligo Ink is the nonprofit’s publishing wing. Nathan Ligo is the nonprofits’s Executive Director.