Mu Te Jinen Ryu

Founded by late Soke Bo Munthe in 1977-The Father of the Swedish & European Ninjutsu 1943-2018

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Mu Te Jinen Ryu  Organisation

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Organisation valid from 2018 - 09 - 24.
Shodai Soke Bo.F.Munthe 1943 - 2018
Niday Soke Magnus Hansson 2018 -

Shihanke; (Responsible for a nation)
William (Billy) Eyre Canada
Lee Crowley, United Kingdom
Jörgen Lindberg Turkey
Dai Shihan;(Responsible for an area in a nation)
Henke Schough, Falkenberg/Sweden
Peter Andersson, Gotland/Sweden
Hardy Grafström, Sundsvall/Sweden

Administrative functions;
Webmaster: Jörgen Lindberg


Mu Te Jinen Ryu Organization's Title Hierarchy


Ryu Administration Titles

  1. Shodai Soke (Shō-dai sōke 商 台宗 家, Founder, First Generation Soke).
  2. Niday Soke ( Ni-dai sōke 第二 世代 宗 家), a second, third generation Soke and so on, can only be appointed by the previous Soke and this is made by a document with a “Notarius Publicus” postiljum attached to it.
  3. Shihanke (師範 家) Responsible for a country, Sokes right arm so to speak. A Shihanke is essentially a second training lineage that exists autonomously from the Sōke. In an organisation where there is a Shihanke and a Sōke it is possible for the position of Sōke to essentially be a hereditary honorary title in our system while the Shihanke is responsible for the actual teaching and operation of the school and to organize his country with Dai Shihan appointments. All Dai Shihan will automatically be subordinate to Shihanke in his country.
    A shihanke also holds the rank of 9-10dan.
  4. Dai Shihan Responsible for an area within a country (大師範) (7-9dan), Superior Master instructor, subordinate to Soke and Shihanke
  5. Shoseki Shihan (7 dan<) Chief instructor for a Dojo. Shuseki Shihan is a title that is used to signify the Chief Instructor in a dojo. Shuseki means “Top position” Shuseki Shihan cannot be used if there is only one Shihan instructor in the Dojo
  6. Shihan (7dan<) Shihan literally means, “To be a model” but it is only a formal word for sensei or instructor or teacher.  It has however been reserved for instructors who have achieved a higher rank and are active as instructors.
During the reorganization of Mu Te Jinen Ryu 2017, a review of previous titles has also been removed to flatten the organization. One of these is the so-called Menkyo Kaiden (免 許 皆 伝) letter. This has been replaced by the title Shihanke (師範 家). Earlier issued Menkyo Kaiden (免 許 皆 伝) letter has therefore been withdrawn and is no longer valid.

Instructor titles:

  1. Hanshi (師範) Kudan (9dan<), Senior Master Instructor, example model. The “Han” in Hanshi means “example, model” and indicates “a teacher that can serve as an ideal model for others”, or a “senior master”.  This is a very special title representing the highest levels of martial arts, a teacher of other teachers and demonstrates personal growth and an in depth understanding of the style and the organisation.
  2. Kyoshi (教士) Shichidan (7dan<), Professor of Martial Art philosophy. The “Kyo” in Kyoshi means “professor” or “philosophy”. Therefore, Kyoshi equals a “professor” capable of teaching the philosophy of the martial arts.  An instructor who has earned the title of Kyoshi should award this title by a person who has earned the title of Hanshi and this person should still be active in a dojo and also train diligently on his or her own.
  3. Renshi (錬士) Godan (5dan), Polished Instructor. Renshi title indicates a “polished instructor” and may be awarded by an instructor who is earned the title of Kyoshi.
  4. Sensei (Black Belt instructor)
  5. Senpai (help instructor)


Mu Te Jinen Ryu Rank Sytem


Mu Te Jinen Ryu follows the traditional Japanese rank system, where kyu degrees count from 6-1 kyu and dan degrees count from 1-10. Titles such as Dai Shihan, Hanshi and Shihan do not follow automatically with a degree, these titles can only be given by Soke or alternatively by a person appointed  by him. A title can also be recommended by the different Dai Shihan to Soke who has the last word. The titles is allways confirmed with a certificate.

When it comes to dan (Yudansha) black belt degrees, generally, rank 1 to 5 dan is pure degrees of technique and knowledge and requires a traditional grading process. The higher degrees are selected and appointed by Soke based on a persons age and experience, alternatively on recommendation of  one or more Dai Shihan or higher, Soke has of course the last word in the matter.

blackwhitebelt 6 kyu white belt blackyellowbelt 5 kyu yellow belt

blackorangebelt 4 kyu orande belt blackgreenbelt 3 kyu green belt

blackbluebelt 2 kyu blue belt blackbrownbelt 1 kyu brown belt

blackblackbelt 1-10 dan black belt