Anne Marie Giri wrote:
The USAF passport he is referring to is the Yukyusha book issued in the United States Aikido Federation (Yamada Yoshimitsu Sensei is the head). It is not the Yudansha book issued by the Aikikai Hombu. It is our organizational equivalent for kyu ranks. It contains the students name, name of sensei, rank and dates of tests, and any seminars they may have attended.
"...In that case, he will be required to pay the Honbu registration fee. However, if and when he takes his black belt test, fill in his assigned Honbu number on the application, and Susan should reduce the cost of his test fee. Part of the blackbelt test fee is the USAF is exactly that fee for Honbu. Everyone must become a member of the dojo."