MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Membership is open to all who have a serious attitude and a sincere desire to train. We take our training, subject matter and study of budo, seriously.

We do not view Budo as a hobby

Dojo Membership Process

We must trust each other and respect one another for learning to occur. There can be no hidden motives in this decision and approval.

It is possible after an interview with the dojo Sensei, to be refused training due to reasons which you may not accept or understand.

The safety and harmony of each dojo and the Kai overall is the primary consideration as well as the motivations for your desire to train.

Again -- view this as an entry into a "family", not as "joining a gym". It will be a commitment. Not everyone is ready for such a commitment in time and energy. Remember the dojo collectively takes and trains a student, not just the Sensei.

RANK RECOGNITION

Our philosophy is to allow anyone with valid credentials to be recognized by this organization. All applicants for credential recognition will submit a resume with your sponsoring Sensei contact information, this will be researched to validate your rank and current standing.

Shodan or higher ranks from other organizations wishing to affiliate with Shisei Kai MUST provide a copy of your current organizational certificate of rank, as well as contact information for verification

This organization is not, and will not become a "certificate mill." We don't "give" certificates to people we can not personally vouch for as real budoka. It is also NOT our practice to issue "cross-grading certificates" to unknown persons wishing to embellish their certificate wall for insincere purposes.

Essentially if you can not be verified, you can not receive recognition from our Kai. Recognition will only be granted to legitimate Yudansha which have a working relationship with the Kai.

EARNED AND AWARDED RANK

Students and Sensei receive rank certification from the Shisei Ryu Kai

Ranks are granted, or awarded on ability, growth and overall attitude, not only for "time on the mat". Breaks in training can effect time to reach future ranks, just as "attitude" towards training can affect progress. Technical skill is not the sole basis for promotions.

Instructors are certified on their Dan certificate with the "Kaicho" (Ducote Sensei) personal seal on the section marked - "license to teach is granted"

Kaicho personal seal (Garancho) - protected by copyright



Please Email me for details on membership, or to send an inquiry.

PROMOTED BLACK BELTS 

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF BLACK BELTS DIRECTLY PROMOTED BY DUCOTE SENSEI FROM 1976 TO PRESENT

CURRENT AND RECOGNIZED TEACHERS ARE INDICATED BY THE KAICHO SEAL UNDER LICENSED BLOCK

Roll #

NAME/TITLE

TITLE

LICENSED

RANK

         
         
42 LACIE GREER SENSEI 1ST DAN
41 EFRAIN PADILLA SENSEI 1ST DAN
40 BIRGIT MOORE SENSEI 1ST DAN
39 JASON HALSTEAD ---- NOT IN GOOD STANDING

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38 SCOTT DOERR SENSEI 1ST DAN
37 DANIEL SPEIRS SENSEI 2ND DAN
36 DANA COWELL SENSEI 2ND DAN

35

CHRISTOPHER KENCK

SENSEI

2ND DAN

34

 MICHAEL KIMBALL

SENSEI

3RD DAN

33

TOM BROCKSMITH

SENSEI

3RD DAN

32

DEBBIE BURCHETT

  INACTIVE

2ND DAN

31

BILL BURCHETT

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

30

STANLEY JONES

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

29

FREDY MEZA-ROMERO

  INACTIVE

2ND DAN

28 STEVEN PRESTON   INACTIVE 1ST DAN

27

BERT THOMAS

  INACTIVE

2ND DAN

26

ANTHONY HENDERSON

RENSHI

4TH DAN PENDING

25

KEVIN McDERMOTT

SENSEI

3RD DAN

24

MARK SPAW

  INACTIVE

2ND DAN

23 DENNIS WINGER   INACTIVE

2ND DAN

22 DARREN STEVENS   INACTIVE

2ND DAN

21

GERALD STOPHEL

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

20

DENNIS WRIGHT

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

19

ROGER RICHEY

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

18

FRANK ALDRIGE

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

17

DEWAINE DAVIDSON

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

16

JACQUES FOX

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

15

JIM HALL

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

14 WILLIAM ROBERTS   INACTIVE

1ST DAN

13 MARTIN DEAN   INACTIVE 2ND DAN

12

JADAWIN LYMAN

  INACTIVE

5TH DAN

11

MICHAEL CARR

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

10

RUTH ELMERS

  INACTIVE

3RD DAN

9

DANIEL SHERBURN

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

8

JEFFERY LANE

SHIHAN

6TH DAN

7

STEPHEN IRWIN

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

6

JOHN CRANE

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

5

SANDRA CAFFIN

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

4

NEAL CAFFIN

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

3

MARY CLAVELLE

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

2

DEANNA ROBERTS

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

1

MARK B JACKSON

  INACTIVE

1ST DAN

 

Promotions of Licensed Teachers

Yudansha LISTED BELOW have been promoted by Jeffery Lane - Renshi. CURRENT AND RECOGNIZED TEACHERS ARE INDICATED BY THE KAICHO SEAL UNDER LICENSED BLOCK

ROLL #

NAME

TITLE

LICENSED

RANK

8-04 Paul Gendreau III     1st Dan (JG)
8-03 Jon Basile     1st Dan
8-02 Sothy Scully     1st Dan
8-01 Julie SHORT SENSEI

3rd Dan

 

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