Black Belt Registry

Joe Hamilton - Rokudan (December 2013) / Renshi (Sept. 2005)

Brenda Hamilton - Nidan (October 2012)

Iain Hutchison - Nidan (October 2012)

Ken Stewart - Nidan (April 2016)

Jonah Brandridge - Nidan (April 2016)

Jason Ellison - Shodan (April 2006)

Scott Johnson - Shodan (September 2009)

Nicholas Sutcliffe - Shodan (September 2009)

Dan Busch - Shodan (September 2010)

Jack Lewis - Shodan (November 2011)

Michael Lewis - Shodan (November 2011)

Jonathan Sutanto-Nguyen - Shodan (July 2012)

Jason Brata - Shodan (June 2013)

Ryan Burley - Shodan (June 2013)

Rebecca Van Dyk - Shodan (August 2014)

Nolan Tainsh - Shodan (September 2014)

Erynn Morrison - Shodan (March 2015)

Jasper Browne - Shodan (March 2015)

Zachary McKay - Shodan (June 2015)

Some information about the titles:

A "dan" is a level or degree of Black Belt. Example a Shodan is a 1st Degree Black Belt

1st dan – Shodan
2nd dan – Nidan
3rd dan – Sandan
4th dan – Yondan
5th dan – Godan
6th dan – Rokudan
7th dan – Shichidan
8th dan – Hachidan
9th dan – Kudan
10th dan – Judan


Renshi
"A person who has mastered oneself".
This person is considered an expert instructor. Renshi are no longer one of the many and is usually given at Yondan (4th Dan) or Godan (5th Dan). It is not unusual for a Renshi to have over 20 years of training before this title is ever conferred upon them.


 
   
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