Members

Our Dojo is supported by a community of more than sixty active training members of all ages, ethnicities, and genders.

The following is a representation of a member rank board. In many traditional Japanese martial art Dojos, the members and students would have a small wooden slat with their name imprinted upon it. This slat would be hung on a special board (“nafudakake”) in the Dojo which would show their rank and seniority. After their first test, students are awarded the rank of rokyu (6th kyu); they progress up to ikkyu (1st kyu), which is the highest rank before 1st degree black belt (shodan). These are the active ranked members of our Dojo:

  • SHIHAN
  • M SAOTOME
  • GODAN
  • D ELLINGSWORTH
  • G HAGEN
  • YONDAN
  • G CLEMENTI
  • SANDAN
  • J TOLLEN
  • P MUSY
  • M ABEL
  • NIDAN
  • J POSNICK
  • B ENGH
  • C MATTEOLI
  • M STEPHEN
  • SHODAN
  • C WOLFE
  • A ABELSON
  • R MUSY
  • K BEDEKER
  • T DOMINGUEZ
  • IKKYU
  • NIKKYU
  • R METCALF
  • M RODRIGUEZ
  • J MEDLEN
  • Z ATLAS
  • SANKYU
  • S FEOLA
  • L GILL
  • I MOLINA
  • YONKYU
  • J SACHMAN
  • P MULLIN
  • M UCHEGBU
  • W AL-SAWAI
  • M FOX
  • F ABDULLATIF
  • V CROMPTON
  • GOKYU
  • J RICKE
  • W BRADFORD
  • P MAHONEY
  • J SELLERS
  • S BONNER
  • D BRADY
  • R BEBEAU
  • ROKKYU
  • T VOLL
  • E TRISTANI
  • S DALY
  • A PEREZ
  • R ROCHE
  • M MCTERNEN
  • N CHOWDHURY
  • A KIRCHNER
  • D ELHASSANI
  • E DAVIDS
  • W JENKINS
  • D NOEL
  • M BARRETT
What is this?

In many traditional Aikido, Karate, Judo, Kendo, Jujitsu and other Japanese martial art schools, a nafudakake is a wooden board that displays the names and ranks of the members.

Our rank board is generated by the Rank Board Plugin for Wordpress, and developed by the Aikido Chuseikan Dojo of Tampa Bay.