Genbukan Ninpo Bugei Taijutsu Genbukan Ninpo Bugei Taijutsu

When speaking of Ninja, the image of the black clad assassin disappearing in a cloud of smoke is what comes to mind. This distortion has nothing to do with the reality of studying "Ninpo". To no extent does a ninja place his or her heart second to the sword. A ninja never carries a grudge when humiliated or denounced. A ninja possess a compassionate heart and pursues peace and harmony. This attitude is called the "Spirit of Ninniku". Ceaselessly helping the people aournd him or her, the ninja uses "Ninpo" to maintain a just society. For this purpose, Ninpo Bugei, the origin of all martial arts and a previously guarded secret can now be taught to all. A ninja must nurture the"Spirit of Ninniku" while obtaining proficiency in the basic eighteen martial arts categories (Bugei Juhappan) and the exclusive eighteen ninja categories (Ninpo Sanjuokkei). Through the Genbukan, Ninpo Bugei is taught for illumination, awareness and defense of mind, body, and spirit. Although the term "Ninpo Bugei" is known throughout the world, very few know it's true significance. Those who practice Ninpo Bugei are even fewer. Come without fear and train, for what was once thickly veiled knowledge is now being shared. Having served in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for 15 years and having taught people Ninpo from all over the world, I firmly believe that Ninpo Bugei has come of age. There is a real need for this exalted art.

Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura
58th Soke Amatsu Tatara Ryu

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Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei

Ninpo Bugei Taijutsu is a Japanese Art that has it's origins some 2000 years ago. It has been renowned for it's self-protection techniques and the comprehensive nature of it martial arts training which has always emphasized and integrated the physical, mental and spiritual elements of martial arts. The G.W.N.B.F. & K.J.J.R. is an international organization founded by Grandmaster Tanemura. His federation ensures the credibility of instruction and the ranks of all it's members. As a member of the Genbukan all grading will be certified by Grandmaster Tanemura, and are recognized the world over. All instructors are personally certified by Grandmaster Tanemura, and assistant instructors are supervised by the head instructors.

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Amatsu Tatara Bumon Shumon Amatsu Tatara Bumon Shumon

The word Amatsu Tatara is not well known. However, the name of the secret scrolls or books of the Amatsu Tatara are well known to special Japanese scholars, martial artists and spiritual experts. It is very difficult to explain the Amatsu Tatara because it is only for a special grandmaster or special priest. For this reason it has been kept very secret.

Shoto Tanemura is the 58th grandmaster of Amatsu Tatara Bumon (martial arts) and Shumon (spiritual). He feels the time for his true mission has come and that is to show what the Amatsu Tatara is.

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Koryu Karate Koryu Karate

Koryu Karate (Old School, China Hand)

Among all the schools of jujutsu and taijutsu, Kijin Chosui Ryu (also called Kukishin Ryu) focuses on techniques which bring certain victory. There are very few people who have mastered this ryuha because traditionally only one person can inherit the true spirit and skills. This is the Dakenjutsu Kaiden method, as described in the initiation instructions contained in the Amatsu Tatara Tora no Maki (Tiger Scroll).

Grandmaster Tanemura learned directly from Kobayashi Masao Sensei, Kimura Sensei and other grandmaster level students of Takamatsu Sensei. Training in these traditional martial arts for nearly 50 years, Tanemura Sensei received the highest "Dragon" and "Tiger" scrolls from this most ancient and unbroken line of Grandmasters.

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Goshinjutsu (Go [to persevere], Shin [body], Jutsu [art])

Fifty years of martial arts experience has gone into the development of Grandmaster Tanemura's Goshinjutsu (self-defense system). In addition to receiving over 20 different grandmasterships representing a broad spectrum of ancient martial traditions, Grandmaster Tanemura has spent 14 years at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department as both detective and instructor. Soke has also consulted with and taught SWAT, FBI, Special Forces and other law enforcement agencies around the world. These diverse experiences have enabled Grandmaster Tanemura to create a truly effective self defense curriculum.

Goshinjutsu is usually taught at Tai Kai conventions and special seminars, along with traditional Ninpo taijutsu and KJJR jujutsu. However, Goshinjutsu also includes many kuden (secret oral teachings) which explain many strategies of the psychology and physiology of attack and defense techniques not covered anywhere else. These special techniques are very effective and truly qualify as Jissenjutsu (real-life fighting skills).

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Glossary of Terms

AikidoA martial system established by Ueshiba Morihei. Became popular after WWII with practioners all over Japan and around the world. The emphasis in Aikido is on utilizing the flow of ki to counter an attack.
AtemiPunches and other sorts of strikes that are designed to distract and to weaken the defenses and/or balance. (lit., "ate" a strike; "mi" the body).
AwaseTo blend or move together. (verb, "awaseru") Used to emphasize harmonizing or blending with the movement of one's partner. For example, partner practise with weapons may be done either "stop-start" or awase.
BushidoThe Feudal-Military Japanese code of behaviour; the way of the warrior or samurai.
DaitoLong sword
GenbukanAn organization established by Soke Tanemura Shoto sensei in 1984 for the purpose of preserving and teaching Ninpo and other ancient Japanese martial traditions.
HanshiMaster. An honorary title given to the highest black belt of an organization, signifying their understanding of their art. b. Senior Master, Model Instructor, to be modeled after Shihan License Certification
JujutsuAssociated with the Genbukan is the Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei (KJJR). The KJJR was established by Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura in 1991 for the preservation and transmission of authentic Japanese Jujutsu. Unfortunately, today very few jujutsu schools outside of Japan practice what could be considered authentic jujutsu. Having lost the connection with their Japanese roots, they have evolved into eclectic arts. The purpose of the KJJR is to make available training to those who seek traditional jujutsu.
KamikazeLit. Wind (kaze) of the Gods (Kami). Twice, the Mongols threatened to invade the Japanese islands and twice their fleet was destroyed by Taiphoons (Hurricanes). This led the Japanese to believe that they were protected from invasion by the Gods. When the American fleet approached the islands in 1945, Emperor Hiro-Hito decided that they had to create their own "Wind of the Gods" to destroy the Americans with planes filled with explosives and manned by suicide pilots.
KyoshiKnowledgeable person. Usually this title is conferred at rokudan or shichidan, depending on system. b. Master, Teaching instructor (teacher of teachers)
NageIf the "uke" is the person being thrown, the "nage" is the one who is doing the throwing. That's Nage as in "Ganseki-Nage"
NinpoThe art of the Ninja, the legendary shadow warriors of Japan, is the primary focus of the International Genbukan Ninpo Bugei organization headed by Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura of Matsubishi Japan. In the interests of maintaining the integrity of the ancient Ninja tradition, Grandmaster Tanemura founded the Genbukan in November of 1984. The Genbukan is dedicated to the factual portrayal and teaching of the Ninja arts in the traditional Japanese manner.
Onegai ShimasuA phrase used to ask a favor of someone, often "Will you please train me?" (Lit., I humbly make a request). Also Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu is a more formal version and is used as the equivalent of, "Welcome to the Dojo" or "Pleased to meet you".
Renshi"A person who has mastered oneself." This person is considered an expert instructor. This status is prerequisite before attaining the status as Kyoshi. Renshi means "has a name." Renshi is no longer one of the many, so to speak. Renshi is usually given at yodan to rokudan, depending on the system.
Seizaa formal sitting position with the knees and legs folded under the body. Sitting cross-legged is called AGUA and is considered more informal. (Lit., correct (sei) sitting (za)).
SeppukaA samurai's ritual suicide. It was a way for the samurai to reclaim his lost honor.
ShihanA formal title meaning master or master instructor. A teacher of teachers. Generally a 5th Dan or above.
UkeOften used as the definition of a "block" in japanese martial arts. It can also refer to the person being used as the receiver of a technique by another person(ie. the one being hit or thrown).