RSR AFFILIATE DOJO APPLICATION PROCESS
We are excited to welcome dojos wishing to study and join the Ryushin Shouchi Ryu (RSR) organization. To become an officially affiliated RSR dojo, you will have to go through our a simple Four Step process. These steps are being implemented to help ensure a certain level of commitment as well as the successful establishment of RSR Study Groups.
THE FOUR STEPS
1 – FILL OUT APPLICATION
2 – VISIT*
You can choose from several options (whichever is more convenient); Visit the HONBU IN TOKYO and study directly with them, invite
a REGIONAL RSR SUPPORTER (Jun Shidoin or Shidoin) to conduct a local seminar or attend an OFFICIAL RSR SEMINAR.
*All applicants are required to attend a full RSR Seminar(s) or personally visit and train at the RSR Honbu in Tokyo, Japan.
This is meant to ensure a certain level of commitment from the new dojo as well as providing an opportunity to meet and
establish a relationship with current RSR members.
3 – SUPPORT
Select a REGIONAL SUPPORTER to help you get started. Regional supporters are qualified RSR members who hold the rank of Shidoin or Jun Shidoin (official teachers recognized by the Honbu). They will help new dojos establish/teach* an RSR curriculum, Kyu rank testing and setting up local seminars and promotions.
*This is designed to assist with the establishment and success of new RSR study groups and help them eventually become autonomous (when a new dojo has a ranking member who is able to teach proper technique, they will no longer require regional support).
4 – TRAIN
Only after an RSR study group has been established will that group be allowed to host Seminars with Yahagi Sensei. This will also have to be coordinated with Regional Supporters as part of the annual RSR Seminar (so as to better accommodate Yahagi Sensei’s travel schedule). This way the larger organization can assist with cross promotions as well as help pay for expenses.