Here at Shin Jin Dojo, we teach Genbukan Koryu Karate and Kokusai Jujutsu under the International Genbukan Ninpo Bugei organization headed by Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura of Matsubishi Japan. In the interests of maintaining the integrity of ancient tradition, the Genbukan is dedicated to the factual portrayal and teachings in the traditional Japanese manner.
"It isn't enough just to know techniques,
it is where your heart and spirit are as a
person that is important."
Genbukan Ninpo Karate provides training for which the internal development of the individual's character shapes along with the technical skills of martial training. It isn't enough just to know techniques, it is where your heart and spirit are as a person that is important. This refinement of one's spirit is known in Japanese as Seishinteki Kyoyo.
Our training 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.
The name Genbukan translates as "the place that nurtures the martial art professionals". 'Gen' can also mean black. This significance is that those who master the Ninpo Bugei give light to our everyday world, a world often filled with darkness.
"Give light to our everyday world,
a world often filled with darkness"
Nin translates into patience, but can also imply perseverance or stealth.
The word Shinjin translates to people with heart. 'Shin' means heart and 'Jin' means person/people.