In 1952, during the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, a group of cinematic sword instructors led by Reijiro Adachi established the Tate Gijutsu Shudan (Technical Stagefighting Group) at Toei Studios Kyoto. Their aim was to improve, develop, and pass on Japan's cinematic swordfighting traditions. The group boasted more than a hundred members in its prime, thanks to enthusiastic support from Chiezo Kataoka, Utaemon Ichikawa, and other stars of the silver screen.
To this day, Toei actors showcase their technical training and experience in films, in television dramas, on the stage, at events, and more--certainly in fight scenes inspired by the traditional forms passed on from their predecessors (like those in the television period drama Mito Komon), but also in action scenes noted for well-timed pacing that enhances the realism of the production (the yakuza film series Battles Without Honor and Humanity is a prime example).
The following is a list of the 2018 board members.
（officer）矢部 義章／山口 幸晴／中村 彩実
1961 The 12th time Blue Ribbon Award Technical prize
2004 Kyoto movie Achievement Award
2014 JAPAN ACTION AWARDS 2014 Special action prize of services