Fukumoto Yoshio

Grandmaster Fukumoto Yoshio Sensei was born on 22 February 1921 and lived in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, as a doctor, specialized in bone disorders.

He started learning martial arts under the direction of Grandmaster Ueno Takashi Sensei. He became Menkyo Kaiden (Grandmaster) in Shinto Tenshin Ryu Kenpo and Asayama Ichiden Ryu.
Later he joined Grandmaster Takamatsu Toshitsugu Sensei's group in Nara, where he learned Togakure Ryu Ninpo, Koto Ryu Koppo-Jutsu, Gyokko Ryu Kosshi-Jutsu, Shinden Fudo Ryu Daken-Taijutsu and Amatsu Tatara Shintoism.
His father was a Shinto priest of the Wakamiya Shrine.
He started learning under Grandmaster Takamatsu Toshitsugu Sensei in 1960 and was made a secret Shihan (by his own will) formed by Grandmaster Takamatsu Toshitsugu Sensei.
He passed away on 4 October 1995 at the age of 75.