Types of Membership
Shin Kaze has two membership categories: individuals and dojos. Individuals and dojos are full members of Shin Kaze when they register and pay Shin Kaze membership fees.
Shin Kaze also accepts individuals and dojos as associate members. An associate member is an individual or dojo that supports Shin Kaze and either has no membership in another Aikido organization or has membership in another Aikido organization and wishes to test in that organization.
Benefits of Membership
These are some of the benefits of being a member of Shin Kaze.
- Shin Kaze is an inclusive community of Aikido practitioners.
Shin Kaze welcomes people of all ages, abilities, beliefs, incomes, races, nationalities, genders, and sexual identities.
- Shin Kaze offers access to high-level instruction.
Shin Kaze members have access to a wealth of highly skilled and qualified Aikido instructors, many of which have trained for decades under the guidance of direct disciples of O-Sensei or their students.
All Shin Kaze instructors must meet the organization’s certification standards and are required to maintain and demonstrate continuous practice, study and progress in the art.
- Shin Kaze’s ranks are registered and recognized by Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
All ranks attained through Shin Kaze are registered at and recognized by Hombu Dojo, the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
- Shin Kaze’s organizational structure encourages participation by all members.
With Shin Kaze’s organizational structure and committees, all members can and are encouraged to participate and provide input at all levels.