In some cases, people wish to remain anonymous, as they are members of other organizations that do not permit dual membership. We accept anonymous transfers—especially here in Japan, but also from outside Japan.
Last, but not least, the transfer of official Dan grades requires a digital copy of the applicants highest Dan certificate. Once this is verified, we can process your application.
The registration date (put on the diploma issued) will be the day the rank is registered here in Japan; however, “…the date for attempting the next rank is based on that of the provided diploma”. For example, a person transferring their Sandan—which they passed in 2017—if registered today will be issued an registration date of March 8, 2020; nonetheless, they will eligible to attempt the Yondan next year (as four years has passed since originally passing their Sandan).
|IKS is an organization devoted to karate as bujutsu. For authentic karateka wishing to follow this path, we welcome you.|