Kinkan Dojo Belt Tests Sept 2019
The Genbukan was established by Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei in November 1984 and is dedicated to preserving and teaching the Japanese martial arts in the traditional Japanese way.
The name "Genbukan" means the place that nurtures martial art professionals. "Gen" can also mean black, indicating a place of practise that specialises in techniques that are mysterious, strange and marvellous.
The Systems of Martial Arts Taught
Amatsu Tatara Bumon & Shumon: ancient spiritual and physical lessons
Ninpo: the factual portrayal of Ninjutsu
Kokusai Jujutsu (KJJR): traditional Jujutsu
Ryu-Ha: the original lineages of the martial arts schools
Koryu Karate: old school Chinese hand methods
Chugoku Kenpo: Chinese martial arts systems
Goshin-jutsu: modern self defence applications
Each year the Genbukan offers martial arts training seminars, called Taikai, in the UK and abroad. Taikai are a great opportunity to train directly with the Grandmaster and his highest ranking students. The Kinkan Dojo always has the opportunity to travel to Taikai and participate in the training.
The Genbukan family extends to more then 30 countries around the world and represents a true connection to ancient warrior skills. For further information please visit Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei's website