How is the JRS governed?
The advisory board governs the JRS.
Does the JRS have annual conventions or training?
The JRS has annual training summits. Individual dojo, groups of dojos may also conduct training camps, seminars, tournaments, and other activities suitable to the local needs.
Will the JRS recognize my rank?
The JRS reviews all applications carefully for authenticity.
Can my Dojo apply for membership?
Membership in the JRS is open to any dojo that is interested in the combative martial arts. The head instructor must possess at least a Shodan grade from a verifiable sensei, dojo, or organization.
I started my own style, can I register it with the JRS as the Founder of my style?
Yes, all Martial Art styles were created the same way. Many Martial Arts Associations do not recognize "New Styles". The JRS does, and here's why. There are no "New Techniques". Martial Arts styles are a collection of certain techniques, or specialized techniques. Karate Styles - a curriculum of strikes and kicks, Judo - a curriculum of throws, hold-downs and strangles, Jujitsu - a collections of all types of techniques. We feel Instructors like yourself, with experiences in many styles, will inevitably create your own curriculum, including techniques that work efficiently.
I have been at my rank for years, how do I advance to the next rank?
Request your advancement, once approved,You must travel to one of the Master board member dojos and conduct a belt test. If you pass, a belt certificate will be presented to you in your style only.
When you become a member! The JRS will not tell you how to run your dojo. The JRS membership includes a number of high-ranking Sensei, which can offer guidance when needed, or conduct seminars at your dojo.