I hope this finds you all well and looking forward to the quickly approaching change of seasons. It is hard to believe that it is already time to consider promotions for the New Year.
Yamada Sensei has reviewed the list of instructors and we have contacted those who he is suggesting for promotion this coming New Year. I would like to remind the instructors that, if you have students in your dojo or any who may have their own dojo or club, it is your responsibility to submit their names if you feel they are qualified for a New Year’s promotion. Please keep in mind that in addition to the time requirement, we will also be reviewing the seminar attendance portion of all paperwork. The paperwork and fee for all promotions by recommendation for 5th dan and higher are due in the USAF office no later than November 1st. Promotions by recommendation for 4th dan and below can be submitted by December 15th for New Year’s consideration. Please remember that 5th dan and higher can only be submitted at this time of year, but 4th dan and below can be submitted throughout the year. All instructors should have access through their password and login to the USAF website to access the necessary forms.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Director of Operations