CERTIFICATION & FEES
Soke are welcome to join the NJJF Council of Soke. It is the practice of the NJJF to admit Soke, Dai Soke, Sho Dai Soke and Ni Dai Soke into our elite and dynamic group of Ju Jitsu Soke.
The fees for admission into the Council of Soke are as follows:
Soke (minimum of 5th Dan; must submit proof of inheritorship) - $250 Induction Fee
Dai Soke (minimum of 8th Dan; must submit proof of inheritorship) = $300 Induction Fee
Ni Dai Soke (minimum of 5th Dan; must submit proof of line of rightful succession) - $250 Induction Fee
All members of the NJJF seeking recognition as Sho Dai Soke must submit to the following:
Must be a Lifetime Member in good standing of the NJJF
Must present via video all requirements of the new system up to and including Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt)
Must present proof of current Dan ranking (Godan or higher) in one specific, recognized and accredited system of Ju Jitsu
Must present proof of at least two other Dan rankings in other arts
Must meet the general requirements of the Council of Soke
If accepted by the Council of Soke of the NJJF, the new Sho Dai Soke will be bestowed with the following recognitions from the NJJF:
NJJF Dan Certification in the system now recognized and sanctioned by the NJJF.
Master Instructor Certification (Title of Sho Dai Soke)
Official NJJF Letter of Recognition (NJJF Sanctioning of the New System)
Induction into the NJJF Coucil of Soke
The standard fee for recognition/sanctioning as Sho Dai Soke is $500. There are no refunds as all fees cover administrative, clerical and miscillaneous costs.
NOTE: In person demonstration of material may be warrented. In that case, the applicant must demonstrate their art before the entire Council of Soke at the Annual National Convention and Hall of Fame Induction.