H. E. Davey Sensei, and by extension the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts, is affiliated with a number of elite organizations, which serves to illustrate the group's close ties with Japan and the nature of the Sennin Foundation's programs. Some of these professional affiliations are as follows: Zaidan Hojin Tempu-Kai ( The Tempu Society ) --A Tokyo-based organization founded by the late Nakamura Tempu Sensei. Dr. Nakamura was the originator of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, a distinctive form of Japanese yoga based on mind and body unification. Ranseki Sho Juku ( Ranseki Japanese Calligraphy Institute ) --A private San Francisco Bay Area study group for shodo, or Japanese brush writing practiced as meditation and fine art, headed by Kobara Ranseki Sensei, Headmaster of Ranseki Ryu shodo. Kokusai Shodo Bunka Koryu Kyokai ( International Japanese Calligraphy and Cultural Exchange Association ) --Headquartered in Urayasu, Japan, this international organization is sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Education. Its President is Ueno Chikushu Sensei, with Kobara Ranseki Sensei serving as Vice President. Kokusai Budoin ( International Martial Arts Federation ) --The Kokusai Budoin of Tokyo is sponsored by Japan's Imperial family and acts as a worldwide umbrella organization for most traditional Japanese martial arts and ways. Shudokan Budo-Kai ( Shudokan Martial Arts Association ) --The SMAA is an American group, featuring martial artists from a variety of different systems. With members in several nations, the group works toward the preservation and cultivation of classical Japanese martial arts and ways.