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Territorial Establishment


1 -Avoiding Competition: 

To foster a cooperative community, martial arts dojos within the same style and organization should maintain a minimum distance of 10 miles. This helps prevent direct competition for students and resources, allowing each dojo to thrive independently.


2-Sense of Exclusivity:
Establishing a reasonable distance between dojos enhances the sense of exclusivity for each location. This promotes a unique identity for each dojo, allowing them to develop their own character and community.


3-Avoiding Poaching: 

A minimum distance requirement helps prevent the unintentional or intentional recruitment of students from neighboring dojos. This safeguards the integrity of each dojo's student base and avoids conflicts between instructors.


4-Cohesive Organization: 

By spacing dojos at least 10 miles apart, the organization can maintain a cohesive structure. This ensures that each dojo has ample space to grow without infringing on the territory of others, promoting a sense of unity within the organization.


5-Resource Allocation: 

With a minimum distance rule, each dojo can efficiently allocate resources without overlapping or duplicating efforts. This includes promotional activities, events, and any other initiatives aimed at promoting the martial art in the community.

6-Community Building: 

Creating a buffer between dojos encourages the development of distinct martial arts communities. Practitioners can feel a stronger connection to their local dojo, fostering a sense of belonging and community spirit.


7-Mutual Respect: 

Respecting the 10-mile rule demonstrates a commitment to cooperation and mutual respect among different dojos within the same organization. This respect is crucial for maintaining positive relationships and the overall reputation of the martial art.


8-Effective Communication:
Adequate spacing facilitates effective communication and collaboration between dojos. Instead of focusing on competition, instructors can share insights, best practices, and collectively contribute to the growth of the martial art as a whole.


Step 1: Confirm Territory Availability:
Submit a free inquiry to confirm that your territory is available and to receive information on the monthly fees associated with establishing a JIIP.

Step 2: Submit the Application
If your territory is available, you’ll have the opportunity to submit the official application which will help us determine if you’re an ideal candidate for the JIIP

Step 4: Complete the Instructor Certification
Upon completion of Level 2 course videos and attainment of your blue belt, you will receive a coaching certificate from our headquarters in Japan.
Subsequently, you will receive instruction on initiating the teaching of ShinKenDo JuJutsu before progressing to Level 3, where you can earn your black belt.
Successful completion of Level 3 indicates the achievement of a black belt. Technical proficiency is not a prerequisite; instead, students should focus on gaining insights into ShinKenDo JuJutsu and developing the ability to instruct. The examination for the Black Belt can be conducted for international students via Zoom, or if preferred, students can choose to travel to Japan for the examination, with the grading process entirely at their discretion.

Territorial Registration

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