Outstanding USKK Competitors are recognized
with the Bushido International Society Award
BUSHIDO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
It is resolved that the Founding Members of the Bushido
International Society do hereby say:
- That the USKK Bushido International Society was founded July 22, 1995.
- 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.
- That membership entitled by this elite society shall be the most prestigious recognition
awarded to a competitor by the UNITED STATES KARATE-DO KAI.
- That the founding fathers are all members of the Trias International Society Hall of
Fame. They are in the order they were inducted:
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
- Bushido International Society members in the order of there inductance to date:
Mr. Anthony Joseph Fyock
Mr. Thomas Awad
Mr. David Hamann
Mr. John Manley
Mr. Eugene Talbott
Mr. Ron Rollins
Mr. John Parrish
Mr. Robert Brown
Mr. Steve Anderson
Mr. Kevin Chalfant
Mr. Guy Holtzman
Mr. Keith Alvey
Mr. Simon Murphy
Ms. Monica Rivers
Mr. Stephen Van Camp
Mr. Lawrence Kammerer
Mr. Frank Fink
Mrs. Patricia Fink
Mr. Curtis Jones
Mr. Lance Hoover
Mr. Thomas Campbell
Mr. Patrick Beaumont
Mr. Thomas Freeman
Mr. Thomas Ward
Mr. Tante Ramoran
Mr. Jeff Davidson
Mr. James Price
Mr. William Lee
Mr. Donald Sonney
Mr. Mark Campbell
Mr. Dennis McMullin
Mr. Gustavo Albear
Mrs. Maureen Davidson
Mr. Harry Reid
Mr. James Duffy
Mr. David Baldock
Mr. Luke Sartino
Ms. Heather Hamel
- That the Society members shall meet once a year at the USKK Grand Nationals to consider
candidates for this prestigious award.
- 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.
- That all members of the Society shall have equal opportunity to ask questions of the
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
- Black Belt Kumite/men
- Black Belt Kumite/women
- Black Belt Kata/men
- Black Belt Kata/women
- Black Belt Masters Kumite
- Black Belt Masters Kata
- Black Belt Kobudo
- Black Belt Kata (over 40)
- 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:
3998 Honey Creek Blvd.
Greenwood, IN 46143-9317
- CANDIDATES WILL BE INTERVIEWED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE AWARDS BANQUET.
- THE CANDIDATES WILL WEAR WHITE GI's.
- ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE HONORED WITH AN INTERVIEW.
- DUE TO THE NUMBER OF AUTOMATIC NOMINATIONS, INTERVIEWS WILL BE LIMITED TO 10 MINUTES.
DISCUSSION FOLLOWING EACH INTERVIEW WILL BE LIMITED TO 5 MINUTES.
- AUTOMATIC NOMINATIONS WILL REQUIRE 80% OF THE VOTE, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
- SOCIETY NOMINATIONS WILL REQUIRE 80% OF THE VOTE, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
- SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET THE FOLLOWING
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