The BJJY is an organization dedicated to supporting, educating and promoting an exchange of skills and knowledge among the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu black belt community so that they can continue to grow in the art and effectively teach the skills and values of Budoshin Ju Jitsu to others.
So, how do we accomplish this? How do we make black belts want to continue to learn Budoshin Jujitsu, to teach, maybe open a dojo, and to give back (contribute) to the Budoshin Jujitsu community?
We have determined that there are three areas of focus around which we can build an organization that black belts will want to continue to be a part of:
Continued Training – We must impress on our senior students that shodan is just the beginning. They must understand that there is far more to learn in Budoshin Jujitsu by striving for higher degrees of study and mastery and that mastery only comes through continued studies and training. The Yudanshakai will encourage and support that training.
Networking – We must create a community/association where members feel welcome, and that they can also make a contribution. The only way they will stick around is to feel they can be an important part of the organization. We can accomplish this through seminars, promotions, tournaments, general get-togethers and other events and activities. They also need to know that they can get support from the Budoshin Jujitsu Yudanshakai in managing their dojo as well as acquiring, teaching and retaining students.
Credibility – We must be an organization that members know will give them credibility by providing a set of standards and values that the public, other martial arts organizations and yudansha within the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai appreciate, respect and will nurture.