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Outstanding USKK Competitors are recognized
with the Bushido International Society Award

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BUSHIDO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

It is resolved that the Founding Members of the Bushido International Society do hereby say:

  1. That the USKK Bushido International Society was founded July 22, 1995.
  2. That the purpose of the Society is to Honor Grandmaster Robert A. Trias and continue the tradition of recognizing USKK's most spirited competitors as well as those men and women who embody the way of Bushido through their training and lifestyle.
  3. That membership entitled by this elite society shall be the most prestigious recognition awarded to a competitor by the UNITED STATES KARATE-DO KAI.
  4. That the founding fathers are all members of the Trias International Society Hall of Fame. They are in the order they were inducted:
  5. Master Phillip Koeppel, Mr. James McLain, Mr. Tom Pisut, Mr. Parker Shelton, Mr. Glenn Keeney, Mr. Robert Yarnell, Mr. Larry Davenport, Mr. Ross Scott, Mr. Mike Awad, Mr. John Hutchcroft, Mr. Eddie Bethea, Mr. George Anderson

  6. Bushido International Society members in the order of there inductance to date:
  7. 1996

    Mr. Anthony Joseph Fyock
    Mr. Thomas Awad

    1997

    Mr. David Hamann
    Mr. John Manley

    1998

    Mr. Eugene Talbott

    Mr. Bill Bowling

    Mr. Ron Rollins
    Mr. John Parrish
    Mr. Robert Brown

    Mr. Steve Anderson

    1999

    Mr. Kevin Chalfant
    Mr. Guy Holtzman

    2000

    Mr. Keith Alvey
    Mr. Simon Murphy

    2001

    Ms. Monica Rivers
    Mr. Stephen Van Camp
    Mr. Lawrence Kammerer
    Mr. Frank Fink

    2002

    Mrs. Patricia Fink
    Mr. Curtis Jones
    Mr. Lance Hoover
    Mr. Thomas Campbell

    2003

    Mr. Patrick Beaumont
    Mr. Thomas Freeman

    2004

    Mr. Thomas Ward

    2005

    Mr. Tante Ramoran
    Mr. Jeff Davidson
    Mr. James Price

    2006

    Mr. William Lee Vecchiolli

    2007

    Mr. Donald Sonney

    2008

    Mr. Mark Campbell

    2009

    None

    2010

    Mr. Reginald Venson
    Mr. Dennis McMullin
    Mr. Gustavo Albear

    Mrs. Maureen Davidson

    2011

    Mr. Harry Reid

    2012

    Mr. James Duffy
    Mr. David Baldock

    2013

    None

    2014

    None

    2015

    Mr. Luke Sartino
    Ms. Heather Hamel

    2016

    None

  8. That the Society members shall meet once a year at the USKK Grand Nationals to consider candidates for this prestigious award.
  9. That the Society shall elect a President every two years. His duties shall be to conduct the interview procedure, maintain the time schedule and appoint a Secretary whose responsibility it will be to count votes and keep the minutes.
  10. That all members of the Society shall have equal opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDATES

A. Candidates must be Black Belts.

B. Candidates must be members of USKK.

C. Candidates shall qualify by one of two methods:

     1. Nomination by a Society member

     2. Automatic nomination

D. Automatic nomination is achieved by winning one of the following National Points Championships:

  1. Black Belt Kumite/men
  2. Black Belt Kumite/women
  3. Black Belt Kata/men
  4. Black Belt Kata/women
  5. Black Belt Masters Kumite
  6. Black Belt Masters Kata
  7. Black Belt Kobudo
  8. Black Belt Kata (over 40)
  9. Black Belt Kumite (over 40)

 

A. Nomination by a Society Member:

To be eligible for an interview, candidate nominations and 30 hard copies of the required resumes' must be received by the Bushido International President (1) month prior to the Grand Nationals so that copies and agendas can be made for the annual meeting.
 

B. Automatic Nomination:
To be eligible for an interview, 30 hard copies of the candidates resumes' must be received in writing by the Bushido International President (1) month prior to the Grand Nationals so that copies and agendas can be made for the annual meeting.

C. Resumes' shall be mailed to the following address:

President, Bushido International Society
3998 Honey Creek Blvd.
Greenwood, IN 46143-9317

 

PROCEDURE

  1. CANDIDATES WILL BE INTERVIEWED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE AWARDS BANQUET.
  2. THE CANDIDATES WILL WEAR WHITE GI's.
  3. ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE HONORED WITH AN INTERVIEW.
  4. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF AUTOMATIC NOMINATIONS, INTERVIEWS WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 MINUTES. DISCUSSION FOLLOWING EACH INTERVIEW WILL BE LIMITED TO 5 MINUTES.
  5. AUTOMATIC NOMINATIONS WILL REQUIRE 80% OF THE VOTE, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
  6. SOCIETY NOMINATIONS WILL REQUIRE 80% OF THE VOTE, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
  7. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET THE FOLLOWING NIGHT.

 

Note to Society Brothers:

In keeping with the traditions Mr. Trias started, all members of the Society are considered equal regardless of age or rank. It shall be understood that all discussions that occur during the meetings shall be held in the strictest confidence.

Because of the exclusivity of the award, it is understood that the Society will consider many and honor few. Candidates should be made aware that it is an honor just to be considered, and that their attitude and reactions in the event they are not selected weigh heavily on future nominations.

It is not the intention of the Society to create disappointment, but to adhere to the highest standards.

 

 
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