Genbukan is an international federation for traditional Japanese martial arts with headquarters in Japan, together with Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei federation. Name “Mikazuki” means “Cresent moon” and it was given to our Dojo in Copenhagen by our Grandmaster Tanemura from Japan.
We are a non-commercial club that has an individual approach to each and every student. Our goal is to preserve and teach the knowledge that we have been fortunate enough to have received from Tanemura Soke. We strive to provide a safe environment, a focused atmosphere, and enjoyable training. Our class schedule has been arranged to fit the busy lives of today’s active men and women.
Martial arts and culture that we teach applies to self-defence in its wider sense. From physical locks and throws, dealing with grabs and strikes, and learning about posture, balance, and coordination, to exploring the qualities of calmness, assertiveness, awareness, and compassion. We learn how the mind and body can work together effectively, both in and outside the Dojo.
Amatsu Tatara Bumon Shumon
The words Amatsu Tatara are not well known. However, the knowledge of the secret scrolls and 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 traditionally intended 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 the world what Amatsu Tatara is.
Genbukan Ninpo Bugei
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).
Ninjutsu is best described as the collection of skills utilized by the Ninja while Ninpo, often referred to as “the higher order of Ninjutsu,” implies a philosophy for living based on the principles of Nin. Ninpo is concerned with the defense of the whole self, and recognizes that defense against a life-threat is dealt with by the spirit as much as with physical technique.
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.
The KJJR follows a standard kyu/dan system. After 3rd dan, the student may specialize in one of the ryu ha’s which Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura is the Soke of, and may receive scrolls up to Menkyo Kaiden level. The KJJR is world wide in scope and encourages the participation of experienced martial artists who exhibit the potential to learn the KJJR system.