Kondo No Shokai

 

Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Lineage Chart

Continuing Member Yearly Renewal

New Dojo Affiliation

 

 

 

New Member Application

Continuing Member Promotion Update

Dojo Affiliation Yearly Renewal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why join the Kondo No Shokai?

  1. Establish contact with other practitioners of Trias-te lineage [Shorei-ryu, Shorei-Goju ryu, Shuri-ryu, Shuri-te karate].
  2. Receive advanced training. Participate in seminars and clinics.
  3. Obtain certificates of rank, style and organization patches, and periodic newsletters.
  4. Access to expert information.

Why register my dojo with the Kondo No Shokai?

  1. Our organization is devoted to Shorei, Shorei-Goju, and Shuri styles of karate, though other stylists may join.
  2. Rank registration for your students is available from honbu [headquarters].
  3. Obtain a copy of the Kondo No Shokai Standards and Ethics for Dojo display.
  4. Obtain a Dojo Recognition Certificate for display.
  5. Member access to Kondo No Shokai clinics and seminars.

 

 

 

Trias-te Ronin Recruitment

Terry Sanders

 

It is possible to run a dojo without a connection to a karate organization. It is possible to compete in tournaments without a karate organization patch. One can self-promote and make up standards and the general public will be none the wiser. However, this existence and such actions can be quite lonely.
One of our Kondo No Shokai goals is locating Shorei-ryu practitioners. Since starting the Kondo No Shokai in 1999, many karate school operators have contacted us, some have even joined us. However, of late our growth has been stagnant. To that end, we have initiated an advertisement in Black Belt Magazine:

 

Attention Shorei-ryu and Shuri-ryu karate practitioners. Kondo No Shokai, an established, rational, karate organization is seeking members worldwide. Robert A. Trias in your sensei history a plus, but all lineages welcome. Visit our website at www.geocities.com/kondonoshokai/ or contact Terry Sanders, M.Ed. at guacamole144@gmail.com for further details.

 

It is our hope to recruit sane and rationale people whose lives have been touched by the martial arts of O-Sensei Trias. Throughout the world "Trias-te" is taught under several names: Shorei-ryu, Shorei-Goju, Goju-Shorei, Shuri-ryu and Shuri-te. It may be found in association with other styles, occasionally with the term "kempo."

 

A "ronin" is a leaderless samurai. Trias-te practitioners out there who, through death or other circumstances, have become estranged from their teachers or home dojo are ronin. This is a call to them.

 


Terry B. Sanders, Kaicho
Kondo No Shokai
E-mail:
guacamole144@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank Designation and Requirements

 

The following requirements were established by the U.S.K.A

and will be used as a guide for Kondo No Shokai ranking:

 

 

Belt Color

Kyu/Grade

Terminology

Time Req

Time in grade

Min. Age

1

White

8 Class

Hachikyu

0-2 mos

any

None

2

Yellow

7 Class

Shichikyu

3-4 mos

any

None

3

Blue

6 Class

Rokukyu

5-6 mos

5 mos

None

4

Green

5 Class

Gokyu

7-8 mos

4 mos

None

5

Purple

4 Class

Yonkyu

9-10 mos

3 mos

None

6

Brown

3 Class

Sankyu

1 year

3 mos

14 yrs

7

Brown

2 Class

Nikyu

1 year

4 mos

15 yrs

8

Brown

1 Class

Ikyu

2 years

5 mos

16 yrs

9

Black

1 Grade

Shodan

2-3 years

6 mos

17 yrs

10

Black

2 Grade

Nidan

4-5 years

1 yr

22 yrs

11

Black

3 Grade

Sandan

6-9 years

2 yrs

26 yrs

12

Black

4 Grade

Yodan

10-15 yrs

3 yrs

30 yrs

13

Black

5 Grade

Godan

18-20 yrs

4 yrs

35 yrs

14

Black/red & white

6 Grade

Rokudan

25-30 yrs

5 yrs

40 yrs

15

Black/red & white

7 Grade

Shichidan

30-35 yrs

6 yrs

50 yrs

16

Black/red & white

8 Grade

Hachidan

35-40 yrs

7 yrs

55 yrs

17

Black or Red

9 Grade

Kudan

40-45 yrs

8 yrs

60 yrs

18

Black or Red

10 Grade

Judan

50-55 yrs

any

60 yrs

 

RENSHI for 5th and 6th grades 35 years of age and over. KYOSHI for 7th and 8th grades 50 years of age and over. HANSHI for 9th and 10th grades 60 years of age and over. Titles are given for exceptional achievements and outstanding character.

 

Candidates for membership above the rank of third degree black belt must provide proof of their rank via a reputable rank certificate and a DVD of their advanced kata which will be reviewed by members of our yudanshakai.  Candidates who are physically unable to perform kata will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of Shorei-ryu Karate through scholarship. Please contact Terry Sanders for discussion of this option and for other questions regarding qualifications.