Genbukan Ninpo & Jujutsu


Welcome to the Genbukan US Bansenshukai Dojo

Imagine yourself in a room, filled with people just like you, learning traditional martial arts in a fun and ego-free environment. A place where discipline, focus, humility, and compassion are more than mere words.

A place where martial arts are handed down in a way, as they have been for hundreds of years, while maintaining practicality for today's world. Where you can improve your fitness, gain focus, and remove stress, all while learning valuable lessons not just for self-defense, but also for life.

If you are ready to begin (or continue) your journey of traditional martial arts, we invite you to take your first step by contacting us. Or, for more information on the Genbukan, please visit the main organizational website here.

Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei

Associated 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.

Ninpo Martial Arts

The 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.

The curriculum in the Genbukan is centered on the teaching of the Ninpo Sanjurokkei (36 areas of training) that consists of 18 forms of traditional Japanese martial arts (Bugei Juhappan) in combination with the 18 forms of Ninpo (Ninja Juhakei).

Amatsu Tatara Bumon Shumon

One of the most overlooked aspects of martial arts is mental, emotional, and spiritual training. It is crucial to maintaining balance when learning skills that are meant to defeat, injure, or even kill someone. Without this training, the martial arts become learning mere violence. In addition, this training helps students to mentally prepare for the stress of defending against a true attack.