Jørgen Jakob Friis (JJF) wrote:
I know this makes me look like a pedant, but as far as I know Hombu dojo has never registred any kyu grades - at least not any achieved outside Japan.
The certificates given for adult kyu grades at our dojo`s are all given in Doshu`s name and signed with his seal. There is also a half seal on them, the other half of the seal on another paper held at Hombu for verification. Kyu grade certificates for the kids are issued by our Kaicho, in his name.
We are in Japan though.