Who We Are...

Who We Are...

“Milwaukee’s Best Martial Arts School”

The Genbukan Futen Dojo was founded by head instructor, Michael Coleman, in 1990. We have proven a consistent commitment to serving both our students and the surrounding community. If you’re looking Milwaukee’s best martial arts school, you’re in the right place!

What We Teach…


Ninpo is the ancient source of all traditional Japanese martial arts. It was perfected over the last 2000 years and continually updated to meet the needs of the modern world. It’s uniquely suitable for anyone one who wants to improve their life through the study of martial arts.

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Traditional Jujutsu is not about competition. We don’t wrestle for long periods of time, because self-defense is decided very quickly in real-life. The attacker is always wrong, therefore the original Japanese Jujutsu techniques were inspired to efficiently help those who need it most. Our Jujutsu techniques include more than just how to take someone down. For hundreds of years this practical art has used punching, kicking, blocking, pressure points, etc. to escape from dangerous situations.

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“The sword is the mind, the mind is the sword…” This ancient quote explains very well the important reason to study traditional weapons in this day and age. In over 20 years of teaching, we’ve observed that many people have a critical lack of self-discipline.

Studying weapons in the proper way at the Genbukan Futen Dojo gives students a mental edge of focus and control that is simply not available any other way! This type of mind/body training and concentrated self-discipline has many benefits in all aspects of modern life.

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Children’s Classes

For ages 8-13, our exclusive variety of martial-arts activities are truly unique.

They keep children excited and engaged.

Here’s why:

  • Our reward system improves children’s self-esteem
  • Our class structure teaches children self-discipline
  • Our activities channel children’s energy
  • Our confidence-building classes enhance children’s decision-making skills.
  • Our program teaches children lifetime self-defense skills
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    Our Head Instructor...


    Kyoshi: Michael Coleman

    (Genbukan USA Futen Dojo-Cho)

      • Shibu-Cho
      • Special Instructor Level 3
      • Taijutsu 7th Dan
      • Jujutsu 7th Dan
      • Asayama Ichiden Ryu Menkyo Mastership
      • Yagyu Shingan Ryu Chu-Gokui Menkyo
      • Gyokko Ryu Kosshi-jutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken Taijutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Shinden Fudo Ryu Ju-Taijutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Koto Ryu Koppo-jutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Tenshin Hyoho Kukishin Ryu Jujutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Shinden Tatara Ryu Taijutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Togakure Ryu Ninpo Tanemura-ha Shoden Menkyo
      • Kumogakure Ryu Ninpo Tanemura-ha Shoden Menkyo
      • Gikan Ryu Koppojutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Kijin Chosui Ryu Daken Taijutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Amatsu Tatara Bumon Shumon Shoden Menkyo
      • Kukishinden Happo Bikenjutsu – Taijutsu, Bikenjutsu & Bojutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Mugen Shinto Ryu Iaijutsu Shoden Menkyo
      • Nihonden Tenshin Koryu Kenpo Shoden Menkyo
      • Hakkesho (Chinese Martial Arts) Shokei  Menkyo
      • Bojutsu Chuden
      • Bikenjutsu Chuden
      • Hanbo-jutsu Shoden
      • Jo-jutsu Shoden
    The Genbukan & KJJR

    The Genbukan & KJJR

    In America, anybody can buy a black belt and open a martial arts school. However in Japan and many other countries, the regulations are much more strict and the standards much higher. – All of the instructors at the Genbukan Futen Dojo are internationally certified by two of most respected organizations in Japan: Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation (genbukan = home of the martial arts professional) & Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei (kokusai = international, renmei = federation)

    Headed by legendary Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura, both organizations have branches on the Asian, North American, South American, African and Australian continents offering the highest quality martial arts training available anywhere.

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    Genbukan Futen Dojo in the News

    One of the best ways to understand the positive impact the Genbukan Futen Dojo has had on thousands of people in Milwaukee is to look at some of the community service awards it has received:

    Named “Best Martial Art Studio in Milwaukee” by Milwaukee Magazine

    Voted “Best of” by the readers of the Shepherd Express

    Named “Best of” by the editors of the Shepherd Express

    Award from the Governor of Wisconsin

    Award from the Mayor of Milwaukee

    Helped to raise almost $40,000 for the American and Japanese Red Cross

    Named “Social Visionary of 2010”



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    Genbukan Futen Dojo:
    2234 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207



















    *For the safety of our students, the Futen Dojo reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. A free class is not guaranteed absolutely.