Shodokan Aikido Federation Membership Guidelines. Details for SAF Membership.

 

(NPO) Shodokan Aikido Federation

 

President Nariyama Tetsuro

Chief of the Board of Directors Yamagata Masaaki

Deputy Chief of the Board of Directors Omori Ryuichi

 

(NPO) Shodokan Aikido Federation

Membership Registration Guidelines

 

We would like to use this opportunity to explain our policy towards membership as well as the procedure to apply for registration as a member of ‘Specified Non-Profit Organisation Shodokan Aikido Federation.’

 

For all those who are already registered as regular members, we would like to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for your participation in our federation’s activities.

For all those who are currently not members, we are grateful for your interest in our federation and encourage you to contact our federation’s Administrative Office (details below) to discuss the possibility of joining.

 

Shodokan Aikido was developed by Tomiki Kenji Shihan.  It was Tomiki Shihan’s life-long mission to spread the aikido techniques of Ueshiba Morihei as a modernised form of Japanese martial arts.  These techniques were developed into a systemized method of physical education, open to all people, as based on the ideas of Kano Jigoro.

The realisation of Shodokan Aikido as a form of life-long physical education, is an activity for the benefit of public good, by both preserving health in an enjoyable manner and also cultivating the mind and body in the area of self-defence.

(NPO) Shodokan Aikido Federation bears the duty of preserving Tomiki Shihan’s legacy of techniques, training system, and ideology while spreading aikido as a form of physical education for the benefit of the public good.  We humbly request your all important support in this task.

 

Please find below the guidelines for the forthcoming fiscal year.

 

 

**************************************

 

2017 Fiscal Year Membership Guidelines

 

 

A.    Individual Registered Regular Member

We ask for all instructors and individuals who wish to support our activities to apply.

First-time registration:JPY 5,000

Annual Fee:JPY 5,000 (Free in the first year)

This grants voting rights in the General Meeting.

 

This Individual Registration is our primary policy.

While this registration will confirm the individual as an official instructor, the instructor will also act as a representative of his/her club.  Therefore it is not necessary to complete a group registration as well.

However, we hope to continue listing all dojo information on our website.  For this purpose, we hope you will provide up-to-date information about your club when submitting your application.

 

While we are not actively recruiting Group Membership and Supporting Members, applications are still valid under NPO regulations and so may still be accepted if any group or individual wishes to apply.

 

B.    Group Registered Regular Member

We ask for any clubs, groups or organisations who wish to support our activities to apply.

First-time registration:JPY 5,000

Annual Fee:JPY 5,000 (Free in the first year)

This grants voting rights in the General Meeting.

 

C.    Supporting Member

We ask for any club members who wish to support our activities to apply.

First-time registration:Free

Annual Fee:JPY 1,000

This does not grant voting rights in the General Meeting.

 

These registrations are all in accordance with Articles 6, 7, 8 and supplementary clause 6, of our federation’s Articles of Incorporation.

 

The period of validity for the registration in the 2017 Fiscal Year is 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018.

Our Regular General Meeting has been scheduled from 13:00 on Sunday 4th June 2017 at Shodokan International Headquarters Dojo (Abeno Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture).

 

Any individual wishes to apply, or wishes to make an enquiry, should not hesitate to contact our federation’s Administrative Office.

 

**************************************

 

(NPO) Shodokan Aikido Federation Administrative Office

For the attention of Mr. Shinnosuke Sakai (Head of Administrative Office)

1-28-7 Hannancho, Abeno Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan 545-0021

Tel/Fax 066-622-2046

Email shodokan@shodokanaikido.com