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THE MASTERS

GRANDMASTER TANEMURA

On November 28th, 1984, Grand Master Shoto Tanemura started with just a handful of students in his Matsubushi dojo. Now his, black belt instructors teach thousands of dedicated martial arts in over 15 countries as well as the Grand Master having personally taught seminars worldwide.

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TOSHITSUGU TAKAMATSU

Takamatsu Sensei took the path of the martial-way at the age of 9, and practised under Ishitani Matsutaro, Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu, and Mizuta Yoshitaro Tadafusa. He acquired the inner secrets of Hontai Yoshin Takagi ryu ju-jutsu, Kukishin ryu bo-jutsu, Tenshin Hyoho Kukishinden bujutsu, Gikan ryu koppo-jutsu, Shinden Fudo ryu jutaijutsu, daken-taijutsu, Shinden Tatara ryu taijutsu, Gyokko ryu kosshi-jutsu, Koto ryu koppo-jutsu, Tokakure ryu Ninpo and others, thus receiving complete transmission as the next generation.

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MASAHARU KIMURA

If Fumio Akimoto was considered the senior student Takamatsu sensei, then his second most accomplished student would have to be Masaharu Kimura. Born in Meiji 34, Kimura lived to the age of 99. At the age of 17, he joined the Dojo of Takamatsu.

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KINBEI SATO

Born in 1926, Sato started his study of budo at the age of 11 with his family art of Daiwa ryu jujutsu. Over the years, he earned menkyo kaiden in various Japanese arts. Sato is recognised by the Japanese martial art community as an accomplished martial artist. He was also the President of the All Japan Chinese Kenpo Federation.

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