Jinenkan means "Hall of Nature,"
reflecting an emphasis on natural movements and the strength found in nature
and the environment. Jinenkan is one of three organizations teaching
Takamatsu-den martial arts (see X-kan). Founded by Fumio Manaka Unsui.
The Jinenkan teaches taijutsu, bikenjutsu, bōjutsu, sojutsu, naginatajutsu,
tantojutsu, tessenjutsu, juttejutsu, kusarigama, and more.
Jinenkan is a
hybrid system and is influenced by Taijutsu and Ninja weapons
training.Manaka spent 39 years in the military, and this training played
apart in the formation of Jinenkan.Manaka studied Ninjutsu for 37 years and
he established his own organization taking on the name 'Unsui' meaning
'cloud and water'. The philosophy of flowing freely informs much of the
system and the symbol of a 3 layered cloud,3 streams and 3 characters that
make up the name 'jinenkan' totaling 9 objects. The number 9 has a mystical
meaning in Japanese culture.