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Apr 15 2010

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Test Administrator for IUKF

IUKF has appointed Shihan Darin Yee as the International Test Administrator for this organization.

Darin’s job as administrator for promotions, makes sure that dan test applications get submitted on time and that the candidates meet all the requirements of IUKF that are listed in the Black Belt Test Guide and further clarified in the IUKF website.

All black belt promotions over 5th (godan) degree must be approved by the Master’s commiitte, consisting of all IUKF Hanshi and these ranks are awarded at annual SummerFests.

Renshi, Kyoshi and Hanshi are also awarded at SummerFest, but are processed through the Titles Committee, headed up by Joan Neidi with the capable assistance of Bill Glasheen and Bruce Witherall.


All rank applications must be received by Darin no later than 30 days before testing. Master ranks application must be sent to George Mattson no later than 30 days before SummerFest and all Title recommendations/applications must be received by Ms Neidi with sufficient lead time so the project can be completed and approved 30 days prior to SummerFest.

Click here to contact Shihan Yee

Here is the Titles Requirements:

 


 

 

INTERNATIONAL UECHI-RYU KARATE FEDERATION
RANK TITLES

Via Nomination

The IUKF has established an annual awards program honoring individuals for their excellence in teaching, character, and reputation.

The procedure for nomination and selection are as follows:
1. IUKF members and affiliates may select and submit a name for nomination to the
Titles committee. Minimum requirements are:
Renshi
a. Over five years of continuous study after acquiring his or her 5th dan or in exceptional cases, after 4th dan.
b. Sound conduct having a sufficient knowledge of Uechi-Ryu karate.
c. Having previously earned the title of Shihan.
Kyoshi
a. Having Renshi Degree and 10 years of practical experiences in teaching             Uechi-Ryu karate
b. Sound conduct and having knowledge of Uechi-Ryu karate.
c. Having previously earned the title of Shihan
Hanshi
a. Having Kyoshi degree and still continuing study of karate after the age
of  60.
b. High ethics with the perfection of his or her techniques and must
exemplary in Uechi-Ryu karate.
c. Meritorius service must be recognized.
d. Having previously earned the title of Shihan.
Hanshi-Sei
a. Having Hanshi degee and still continuing his or her study of Uechi-Ryu karate after the age of 70.
b. High ethics with the perfection of his or her techniques and must exemplary in Uechi-Ryu karate.
c. Meritorius service must be recognized.
d. Having previously earned the title of Shihan
2. Once the nomination period is closed, recommendation of the award recipient will be
made by the Titles committee. In making their recommendation the committee will evaluate each nominee based upon:
a. Age, years actively practicing
b. Service to the art
c. Contribution to the art
d. Impact on the lives and careers of students
3. Recommendation of candidates for title will be forward to the IUKF board for
approval.  Approval must be a 2/3 majority vote.

SELF NOMINATION OR VIA PROJECT

Steps for consideration of title via project:

1. Select a committee chair from the Titles Committee (Glasheen, and Neide)
2. Obtain approval from chair of project. Project proposal should minimally contain the following:
a. specific aims or objectives of the project
b. background and significance of the project
c. proposed methodology
d. time frame

3. Once proposal is approved by the chair, it should be submitted to other 
committee members for discussion.

4. Begin project

5. Periodic reviews with chair required

6. Submit project for review.

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