is an inclusive and consultative organisation which values creativity within its core characteristics.
Its emblem is a stylised phoenix, symbolising both rebirth and benevolence. Provided the stylisation of the phoenix is observed, member
dojo, member associations, or member countries may apply their own colour schemes, lettering, or frames. In this way the emblem will exemplify diversity within unity.
Dan grading certificates will be prepared and use traditional Japanese border design of twin phoenixes in gold.
encourages training and association with other groups, and with styles not taught as core arts within the Jindokai. It recognises grades attained in other styles or awarded by other bona fide organisations. It does not impose restrictions on membership within other styles and associations, but does expect dojo heads to regard Jindokai as their primary affiliation.
seeks links with respected persons and organisations in Okinawa, Japan, and other parts of East Asia, and also seeks recognition within the World Karate Federation
The aims of the Jindokai,
expressed simply, are:
to propagate both traditional Okinawan and Japanese martial arts and their modern competitive
to recognise and propagate the arts for community benefit and within the spirit of benevolence.
The core arts to be taught within the Jindokai are Karate,
Kobudo, Aiki Jutsu, Goshin Jutsu, Iaido and Iai Jutsu. Each of these arts may offer traditional grades to demarcate progress and status, as well as the honorific titles of
Shihan, Kyoshi, and Hanshi.
Grades will be awarded by properly constituted panels (at least three members of the style concerned, two being at least the grade being attempted, and a Chair with a higher grade than that being attempted), and titles by election within an electoral college of all
Godan and above internationally.
Syllabi page for further grading details.