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Historical Context of Hakutsuru Kenpo in Okinawa. A must
OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO
INTL. HEADQUARTERS / HONBU DOJO
Dear Martial Artist:
The OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO ASSOCIATION and study group is recognized as a world-wide martial arts organization and is a member of the World Martial Arts Federation.
The OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO ASSOCIATION is a world leader in organizing and presenting the art of hakutsuru kenpo or white crane fist style to the public. The OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO ASSOCIATION is dedicated to teaching its members and educating the public about the Okinawan White Crane fist style of martial arts. It is an elite group and is open to Black Belts Only!
The Federation Offers:
Rank testing and grading
Membership card and
Individual and School
The Federation was formed because of an overwhelming interest in HAKUTSURU KENPO world-wide. Much of the knowledge contained in this traditional but elusive style of Okinawa is still unknown to many serious martial artists. Therefore, the association was formed to popularize HAKUTSURU KENPO and to offer an organized curriculum and ranking system to those martial artists interested in developing skill in the arts of HAKUTSURU KENPO of Okinawa. This association was also established to preserve HAKUTSURU KENPOs original combativeness and warrior spirit. These are characteristics lacking in many other organizations. The association also seeks to foster certain martial virtues in its members and cultivate a spirit upon which to build character, sincerity, perseverance and respect.
The OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO ASSOCIATION has on its board of directors (In Memoriam) Grand Master Yuichi Kuda, 10th
Dan (1928-1999), George W. Alexander, Hanshi 10th Dan – Chairman & Chief Examiner and the following directors: Masaru Shintani, 9th Dan and (In Memoriam) Ken Penland, 10th Dan. The association has one of the most professional boards of directors representing its organization. These directors are all leading masters in the martial arts. They are recognized world-wide for their technical skill and teaching abilities in the martial arts. These men serve as a resource of knowledge to help with the transmission of the true spirit of the martial arts.
I invite you to join with us in training and preserving the traditional martial arts of Okinawa and hakutsuru kenpo–white crane fist style.
George Alexander, Hanshi 10th Dan
Okinawa Hakutsuru Kenpo Association
The HAKUTSURU KENPO ASSOCIATION
How Do I Join?
Sensei and students who are actively practicing karate or other martial arts may join the Hakutsuru Kenpo Association. The annual membership fee is $45.00. If membership is approved, the new member will receive a membership certificate and membership card. Sensei may register their dojo at an annual cost of $75.00. They must register and have a minimum of ten active students to qualify and receive a dojo charter. An association charter is also available at a cost of $200.00. Simply fill out the application below and either mail or e-mail to the Hakutsuru Kenpo Association.
Types of Membership:
A. Individual Membership: This type of membership is for anyone
who is a student or Sensei wishing to study White Crane. The annual cost is $45.00 and the individual member will receive a membership card and membership certificate.
B. Graded Membership: An individual may join as a member and
receive a rank certificate from the Federation provided he holds an
equivalent rank from a recognized Japanese/Okinawan system. The cost of the annual membership fee is $45.00 plus the appropriate certificate cost listed in the schedule of fees ($100.00 per dan level).
C. Lifetime Membership: A lifetime membership is available for
those individuals who desire it. This membership exempts one from the annual fee. The cost of a lifetime membership is $400.00.
D. Dojo Membership: A Dojo may become a member by joining the
Federation and registering a minimum of ten students. A Dojo
charter/license will be issued at an annual cost of $99.00.
E. Association Membership: An Association may become a member of the Federation and receive a charter. The cost for an association charter is $200.00 and $99.00 for each branch Dojo.
Dan gradings are held at the honbu dojo once a year in July at the
headquarters dojo at the Summer camp or upon request. The Hakutsuru Kenpo association only issues Dan ranks therefore this organization is for Black Belts Only! Occasionally, video testing is admissible under special circumstances for those who cannot attend these events. (For promotion rank requirements and instructor certification requirements see the attached lists).
Additionally, in order to promote his/her students an instructor may
submit a certificate order. The order should contain the following
information: students name; rank applied for; date of rank and promotion fee. A promotion to higher Dan grades (4th Dan and above) or titles can be applied for by submitting a request for promotion letter (Shin Sei Sho letter). All requests for Dan promotion and the awarding of titles must be in accordance with time in grade and age requirements.
OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO ASSOCIATION
Kata Syllabus & Rank Requirements
- Hakutsuru So (Sho) (Sanchin)
- Hakutsuru Tan (ni) (Sanchin)
- Tensho (Revolving Hands)
- Fighting Kata Shodan
- Paipuren (Happoren)
- Eight steps Breathing & Energy kata
- Fighting Kata Nidan
- Fighting Kata Sandan
- Nipaipo (28 steps) (Pressure points & Knockout Fighting
- Niseishi (Twenty four steps)
- Arakaki Sochin
- Unsu Kata (Cloud hand)
- Suparinpei (Pechurim)
- Kumemura Hakutsuru – War Kata (Highest level kata-interna and
external energy in one kata.
- Additional requirements: Kyusho Jutsu and a knowledge of
the 48 techniques of Kenpo from Bubishi.
OKINAWA HAKUTSURU KENPO WHITE CRANE
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS
|Rank||Title||Time in Grade||Age|
|Shodan||Two Years as a Kyu|
|Nidan||One year after Shodan|
|Sandan||Two years after Nidan|
|Yondan||Renshi||Three years after Sandan|
|Godan||Four years after Yondan|
|Rokudan||Kyoshi||Five years after Godan||35|
|Nanadan||Six years after Rokudan||40|
|Hachidan||Hanshi||Seven years after Nanadan||47|
|Kyudan||Eight Years after Hachidan||56|
|Judan||Nine years after Kyudan||65|
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