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Todays class went well. We did the normal on everything and the grand technique today was Juji Nage. We did Juji Nage from a rear choke, two hands on one hand, and a double wrist grab. We then covered Yonkyo and did this from several options as well.
I also discussed my ideas with Baylen today about making an organization. I have a name, a patch, and the basic premis of what I want the organization to add to the martial community. I have many ideas to make a martial organization work. The main reason Ive been contemplating this is because I see many martial artists that have no home, no real way of getting prmoted past a certain level because they have continued teaching while their Sensei has retired or died. Becoming a part of an organization would make sure that the students you have can thrive for their entire career.
With Aikido you have your Ki Society, AKIKAI etc etc. With Jujitsu we have a bunch of organizations that want to charge an arm and a leg and want you to fly here or there to test for your belt. Well to be honest, that's a pain in the butt. I know I have the skill, and I honestly cant afford to fly everywhere to get under a group that will more than likely not support me anyways (at least not the way I want to be supported).
So instead of getting under some hokey org, I think I may just run with my own and actually support those under it so they can do well with support.
What kind of support? Promotions, rank certificates for your students, charter certificates for your school, yearly clinics, a web site and forum to keep in contact, a patch to wear and be proud of, a minimum fee to cover certificates and no other fees.
What? A non-profit organization that does something? Unheard of!
Well these are my ideas. I have the entire rank spectrum laid out and what the responsibilities will be.
1 President or overseer
6 Council Members
One representative from each art (Aikido, Jujitsu, Karate, Gung-Fu, etc etc).