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Genbukan Curriculum


Soke Shoto Tanemura has collected and developed a curriculum based on all his knowledge as a martial artist and divided that knowledge into two main groups:

Ninpo Taijutsu and Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei are the two main "physical training" groups. The third group is called Amatsu Tatara and it pertains to higher level teachings pertaining to spiritual development and understanding of nature as well as health and its restoration. 


The curriculum of both Ninpo Taijutsu and Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei (KJJR) differs.


Ninpo Taijutsu focuses on unarmed techniques of the ninja. This is reinforced by the teaching of several traditional weapons, which include:


Biken- Sword

Bo - large staff

Hanbo - short staff

Naginata - Halberd like weapon

Shuriken- Throwing weapons

The unarmed curriculum tought in Ninpo Taijutsu and KKJR comprises techniques that have evolved out of various schools including:

  • Togakure-Ryu

  • Kumogakure-Ryu

  • Kukishin-Ryu

  • Gyokko-Ryu

  • Koto-Ryu

  • Gikan-Ryu

  • Shinden-Fudo-Ryu

  • Takagi-Yoshin-Ryu

  • Asayama-Ichiden-Ryu

  • Yoshin-Muso-Ryu

  • Tatara-Shinden-Ryu

  • Iga-Ryu

  • Tenshin-Ryu

  • Daito-Ryu

  • Yagyu-Shingan-Ryu

  • Mugen Shinto Ryu

  • Kijin Chosui Ryu

  • Tenshin Kyohyo Kukishin Ryu

Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei is a more traditional koryu jujutsu where techniques originate from traditional Samurai Jujutsu. Modern martial arts such as BJJ, Judo and Aikido, originate from the traditional samurai defensive techniques tought at our school. 

This organization was founded on 1st January 1991. It contains modern Jujutsu techniques that have been developed from several additional Jujutsu schools. It was created as a way to keep the traditional part of Japanese Jujutsu alive but focuses on how to use the patterns for real situations.


In addition our school practices and teaches Chugoku Kenpo and Koryu Karate, both subsections of the Genbukan curriculum

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