Umi [Sea] Neko [Cat] "Seagull"

The Milwaukee area has many seagulls. The seagull, like many birds, flies between the Earth and the "Heaven" world, bringing messages from the Gods to mortals. Gulls are highly intelligent with a complex social structure developed partly to ward off predators and can represent feelings of safety, the security of home, or a close-knit family/community. The larger species of gull are particularly resourceful, intelligent, and represent stamina, perseverance, and cunning. Seagulls can teach you many lessons of living and being.

The Umineko Dojo was named and established by Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura on December 8th, 2013 in Japan. Louis Arroyo, Renshi is the Owner and Dojo-Cho (Chief Instructor) of this school. Umineko Dojo is a private martial arts school and not all those who wish to train may be accepted as personal students of Louis Arroyo, Renshi.



Umineko Dojo is a premier source for traditional martial art instruction providing students with the training and education necessary to help them protect and develop their mind, body, and spirit.


Umineko Dojo students help others and their communities develop by demonstrating the virtues learned from training at the Umineko Dojo.


  • The Umineko Dojo is an official Genbukan Dojo

  • The Umineko Dojo is a member of the following:

    • Amatsu Tatara World Federation

    • Kokusai Jujustu Renmei

    • Genbukan World Ninpo Federation

    • Japan Kobudo/Koryu Bujutsu World Federation

  • Umineko Dojo has full liability insurance.

Class Structure

All classes follow the official Genbukan syllabi for the specific style a student is studying. Adult classes typically run 1 hour. Adult class begins with 10-15 minutes of warm-up exercises or self-defense drills and then the rest of class is spent training and drilling your specific level techniques.

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Martial arts training helps you calm down, control your behavior, and respond to the challenges of life in a relaxed manner. The martial arts challenge you to learn more about yourself and how to conquer your fears and limitations. Wherever the art is taught or practiced, both teacher and student should preserve the traditions that create an atmosphere of respect and reverence for the art.