New Student Application
Before learning any of the systems listed under the Genbukan, you must first join the appropriate organization.
Members of GWNBF can learn and check test in Taijutsu, Bojutsu, Bikenjutsu, Naginata, Yari and other weapons systems, as well as Koryu Karate, individual Ryuha (after obtaining at least Shodan in Taijutsu), Goshinjuitsu and Chinese martial arts.
Members of KJJR can learn and check test in Jujutsu, Koryu Karate, individual Ryuha (after obtaining at least Shodan in Jujutsu), Goshinjuitsu and Chinese martial arts.
Members of JKWF can only learn and check test in the individual Ryuha. To be accepted as a member of JKWF, individuals must either have obtained at least Shodan in Taijutsu or KJJR Jujutsu or have obtained a black belt in another martial art, such as Aikido, Karate, Judo etc. Members of Ninja or Ninjutsu systems other than GWNBF will not be allowed to join.
Members of ATWF can only learn and check test in the Amatsu Tatara system.
The normal method to join these organizations is through a recognized Dojo-Cho. If you are not already training at a dojo, then please research the closest dojo to you, for example, by using the Dojo Locator on the Genbukan home page. If there is no dojo close to you then you should research the closest dojo within your country and join Genbukan by contacting the Dojo-Cho of that dojo. If there are no dojos within your country, then you may contact Honbu and ask for a recommendation. In this case please contact Honbu dojo directly via the Genbukan home page, and Honbu will give guidance on how to proceed.
The application forms for joining these organizations are available below. New members should only use the application form that Honbu has defined, and give the completed form, together with their application fee and photo(s) (32mm tall x 30mm wide) to their direct teacher.