An Introduction to The Kizuna Brotherhood
Our founding father wished to create a bond that crossed all boundaries. A bond that allows strangers to recognise a fellow Kizuna and feel no restrictions. Kizuna is beyond race, beyond religion, we are all brothers. Male or female, we are as one.
There are two stages:
The Kizuna Brotherhood - The golden thread that runs through true Budoka.
The Kizuna Membership - An examination for those who aspire to become a Kizuna Brother.
The requirements for brotherhood status are few but deeply meaningful.
Respect - Dignity - Honesty - Showing commitment to the true way of the Budoka.
All may enrol as a Kizuna Member. A Kizuna Member can then evolve to The Kizuna Brotherhood by completing one of the required criteria:
Nomination by ‘attachment’ to our founder - GM Colwell.
Nomination by ‘attachment’ to a Kizuna Knight.
Holder of the Kizuna Medal.
Nomination after one-year time served as a member.
Money cannot buy a ranking in the Brotherhood.
All nominations and membership requests will be authorised by The Kizuna Knights.
Once accepted, a Kizuna Brother attains the rank of Shatei (Youngest Brother) for five years. They then will progress through a time ranked system that is impossible to circumnavigate.