Genbukan

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Genbukan (????) is a school of Japanese martial arts, and one of the three X-kan. It was founded in 1984 by its present head and Grandmaster, Shoto Tanemura. The name Genbukan means ‘the place that nurtures the professional martial artist’. The phrase Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation, its abbreviation GWNBF and Genbukan are interchangeable . However only Honbu Dojo may refer to itself as Ninpo Bugei Dojo, Genbukan (??????????).

The GWNBF is an international organization in scope with over a hundred dojos in various counties.[citation needed] Tanemura is also head of three sister organisations, the Kokusai Ju-Jutsu Renmei or ‘KJJR’ (International Ju-Jutsu Federation), a sister organization dedicated to the factual portrayal, propagation and preservation of traditional Japanese jujutsu, Koryu Karate an organisation dedicated to the factual portrayal of a form of Koryu Karate, and the Amatsu Tatara Bumon shumon, based on the spiritual martial arts.

With the advent of the KJJR, the Genbukan’s specific purpose is the factual portrayal, propagation and preservation of Genbukan Ninpo Bugei.

The Genbukan Ninpo Bugei is divided in 36 categories called the “Ninja Sanjurokkei” focusing on taijutsu, bojutsu, bikenjutsu and, equally important, Seishinteki Kyoyo, or spiritual refinement. Other topics of study include but are not limited to yumi-ya, naginata, yari, jutte, kusari-gama, shuriken etc. Importance is also placed upon Reigi Saho, or manners within the Genbukan.

Genbukan Ninpo taijutsu consists mainly of dakentaijutsu, jutaijutsu, koppojutsu, kosshijutsu, and taihenjutsu. Daken-Taijutsu specializes in striking techniques including blocks, punches and kicks etc. Jutai-Jutsu focuses mainly on throwing techniques, joint manipulation, locks and chokes. Kosshi and Koppo Jutsu are specialized techniques dealing with nerve or pressure point attacks and bone breaking, among other things. Taihen-Jutsu deals with body movement and body placement enabling one to effectively null or avoid an attacker’s motions completely.

The ranking system for Genbukan Ninpo Taijutsu is from 10th kyu (also known as mu-kyu) through to 1st kyu and then from sho-dan (1st dan) through to 10th dan. The ranking system for weapons is dependent upon the weapon and varies between a traditional system of licenses and modern 10th kyu – 10th dan system.

Persons of rank 4th dan and above may open a shibu-dojo (branch dojo) although in special cases it is possible to open a dojo with a lower rank. Upon reaching the rank of 4th dan one may specialise in any ryu or school of which Tanemura is the soke(17 ryu-ha).