Tetsuya Higuchi link with Masaaki Hatsumi and Shoto Tanemura presented here is not accurate.

Tetsuya Higuchi link with Masaaki Hatsumi and Shoto Tanemura presented here is not accurate.

Tetsuya Higuchi link with Masaaki Hatsumi and Shoto Tanemura presented here is not accurate.
While Tetsuya Higuchi has organized several "Ninja Summits" (i.e.: Taikai), Higushi Sensei never was a member of the Bujinkan or a student of Masaaki Hatsumi, or neither he never was a member of the Genbukan or a student of Shoto Tanemura.
The link with these two masters of Ninjutsu/Ninpo has been only through the organization of these Taikai (they went over and took part in).
Tetsuya Higuchi was a former police officer who was trained at the Tokyo Police Academy in Taihojutsu. Higuchi Sensei was also trained in judo (9th dan), in kendo (6th dan), in Iaido (3rd dan) and in Jodo (1st dan).
One of his main student and training partner when he had his dojo in Ohio was Mr Gary Mason (6th dan).
Note : Gary is the person who is thrown by Higuchi Sensei on the picture.