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Genbukan Ninjutsu

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts

Soke Tanemura  & Shihan Kohtaroh

Genbukan Ninpo Bugei


In 1984, the Genbukan Ninpo Bugei was established in order for Soke Tanemura to accomplish his mission of teaching the ancient ninja martial arts in a traditional Japanese manner, replicating the etiquette and discipline instilled in him by his own teachers.


Today, the Genbukan Ninpo Bugei and its associated organisations span the world, with over 150 Dojo. And the organisation is still growing.


The syllabus taught in the Genbukan has evolved from the many traditional schools (Ryu-Ha) which Soke Tanemura has mastered. Thus, incorporates 10 Kyu levels (below black belt) and 10 Dan levels (Black belt). In addition, members have to opportunity to be licensed in specific Ryu-Ha and weapons, such as Bojutsu and Kenjutsu.


Soke Tanemura (Grandmaster)


Soke Tanemura began training in the martial arts at the age of nine. Initially taught by his uncle and father, whom were highly regarded in the arts of Ninjutsu, Jujutsu and Kenjutsu. Soke Tanemura’s  training was very intensive, and by the age of twenty he had already achieved mastery (Menkyo Kaiden) of Shinden Fudo Ryu and Kukishin Ryu.


As a law student at Hosei University, Soke Tanemura  began training in Takagi Yoshin Ryu, Gikan Ryu and Hontai Kukishin Ryu under the direction of Dr Sato Sensei. In 1989 Soke Tanemura was named as the next generation Grandmaster (Soke) of these Ryu.


Soke Tanemura’s  desire to understand the true meaning of Budo brought him in to contact with many teachers, a number directly connected to Takamatsu Sensei. Subsequently, Soke Tanemura  has gone on to achieve Menkyo Kaiden in over 20 Ryu and now teaches some of these as Tanemura-Ha (Tanemura linage).