Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura
Grandmaster Tanemura was born with the name Tsunehisa Tanemura in the August of 1947, in the town of Matsubushi, which is located in Saitama prefecture, Japan. Tsunehisa was his given name, but later he took the name “Shoto” meaning the “Law of the Sword”. Grandmaster Tanemura is the Soke (grandmaster) or has Menkyo Kaiden (full mastership) in over 24 traditional Ryu Ha (martial arts schools). Some schools trace back over 50 generations!