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National Ju Jitsu Federation of America Council of Soke

The National Ju Jitsu Federation of America endorses the art of Ju Jitsu. We believe in and practice thought, imagination and expansion in Ju Jitsu and foster an atmosphere of support and recognition. For this purpose, the NJJF has established a Council of Soke to validate, endorse and sanction systems and styles of Ju Jitsu that have been developed through intense training and development by it's founder.
 
The NJJF Council of Soke is comprised of the members of the NJJF who have both traditional and contemporary training and knowledge. The Council has practitioners that hold rank and recognition in valid styles of Ju Jitsu, Karate and other accredited Martial Arts.
 
The NJJF offers to it's members the privilege and opportunity to have their system validated and sanctioned through the NJJF Council of Soke. The process entails the applicant to first be a Life Member of NJJF, hold a minimum rank of Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) in an NJJF endorsed style/system, a minimum of two (2) additional Dan rankings in other accredited Martial Arts (must provide proof of all Dan grades), a written description of the Ranking System, Requirements up to and including Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt), a video tape presentation of all required techniques and provide at least three Letters of Endorsement from members of the Martial Arts community who hold legitimate Instructor status in their system.
 
Once reviewed by the NJJF Council of Soke, a determination will be made to either endorse or have the applicant prove the system in person with an authorized member of the Council of Soke.

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF SOKE
 
Dai Soke D. E. Chase, D.B. - 7th Dan Aiki Ryu Ju Jitsu
Sho Dai Soke J. D. Cozatt - 7th Dan Renzoku Ju Jitsu
Soke O. Nakayame - 8th Dan Budokai Aiki Jitsu
Sho Dai Soke J. A. Kipta - 7th Dan American Ronin Tiger Kempo Jitsu
Sho Dai Soke K. Simmons - 7th Dan Washiyama Ryu Ju Jitsu
Sho Dai Soke Rick E. Greene - 6th Dan Bushi Ju Jitsu
Sho Dai Soke Thomas J. Gentry
Ni Dai Soke Jaime Abregana - 9th Dan Ewa Kempo Ju Jitsu
 
CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL OF SOKE
 

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.

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