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In the American Nihon Jiu-Jitsu system, a traditional white uniform with no markings is worn with the exception of the schools emblem which will be given upon registration. Upon completion of the Basic Class, a new patch will be awarded in addition to the one already received. Upon attaining the rank of Brown Belt, a Black Uniform is worn to signify an instructional level, or “Line Instructor”.
In the American Nihon Jiu-Jitsu system, we look to establish an environment that is cooperative not competitive. We treat our fellow students and classmates with respect and leave the pressure of the outside World, outside the dojo. In the system, as we look to grow, as well as enjoy ourselves in the process, there are certain things that are expected of the student. Members of the “American Nihon Jiu-Jitsu” system display their respect for their instructors, each other and the art in several ways. Some of these are as follows. While all schools do not follow the same protocol, THIS is ours in American Nihon Jiu-Jitsu:
- SENSEI: The title of Sensei (Sen-Say) is important to the rank of first-degree second-degree and third-degree black belts.
- RENSHI: The title of (Ren-She) is awarded to the rank of 4th° and 5th° black belts which translates to MASTER INSTRUCTOR or teacher of black belts.
- KYOSHI: The title of (Key-Oh-She) is awarded to the rank of 6th° 7th° and 8th° black belts. The title translates to WIZARD or one who has the ability to think outside of the box.
- HANSHI: Is awarded to the rank of 9th° black belt which would require approximately 40 years of study.
- GRAND MASTER: The rank of Grand Master 10th° black belt would be passed down from the original founder of the system to the new head the system once the CHIEF GRAND MASTER 10th° black belt and original founder of the system either dies, retires or passes the system onto the new appropriate head of the system.
- CHIEF GRAND MASTER: 10th° black belt and founder of the martial arts system. There can only be one Chief Grand Master per system.
Upon Greeting a black belt or in the beginning or end of class a slight bow of the head, followed by a handshake is exchanged. This is an act that signifies respect for the system and each other. The bows are mutual and simultaneous.
Upon entering or leaving the dojo floor a bow is given to show respect for the school is a place of learning and to show equality amongst all.
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