Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura
Tanemura sensei is the living embodiment of the word soke and has trained some 40 years in martial arts starting with his father in jukenjutsu and ono ha itto ryu swordsmanship. Later he studied many bugei ryu-ha and at the mere age of 20 years old received the menkyo kaiden of Shinden Fudo ryu. He was awarded sokeship of Hontai Yoshin Takagi ryu jujutsu, Kukishin ryu bojutsu, and Gikan ryu Ninpo koppojutsu from Sato Kinbei sensei in winter of 1989. Since that time he has also went on to receive 18th generation grandmastership from Masaji Kimura sensei, both of these men senior students of Grandmaster Toshitsugu Takamatsu sensei.
Grandmaster Tanemura Shoto