Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei was born on the 28th August 1947 with the given name of Tsunehisa.
However, he later took the name "Shoto" meaning "the law of the sword". He was born in the town of Matsubushi in Saitama Prefecture, where he continues to live and operate the Hombu Dojo.
Jason Hindley is Dojo Cho (Chief Instructor) at the Kinkan Dojo and holds the title of Renshi. Jason teaches in the East London area (Ilford & Hornchurch) with the permission of Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei.