Jukoshinryu World Council/Grading Panel, along with other senior grades
within Jukoshinryu will be responsible for the advancement of all
Jukoshinryu grades above the rank of 4th Dan black belt.
When a member wishes to
apply for advancement in either grade or title, the council will be
asked to vote yes or no, depending on what they know of the applicants
skills, attitude etc. If the applicant is unknown to the council or
council member, the council member will abstain from voting.
Each panel member has
one vote which they can use in the following way:
Positive means Yes
Negative means No
Abstain means neither yes or no.
All votes are recorded
with the council's Chairman ‘Hanshi Robert Panneton’.
An applicant must
receive a majority of yes votes to be upgraded or have their title
awarded, there are at the moment ten senior officials on the grading
panel. The individual will be notified of the result when all votes have