FAQs

FAQs2022-12-03T11:42:48+00:00
How do I affiliate with the TOGKF?2022-12-04T04:20:52+00:00

Affiliation with the TOGKF is via our website.

  • Step 1 – Complete online Affiliation Application form
  • Step 2 – Receive email confirming receipt of your application
  • Step 3 – Your application will be assessed by the Technical Committee, please allow up to 7 days
  • Step 4 – Receive the outcome of your application
  • Step 5 – If successful, receive TOGKF invitation with the Affiliation Agreement
  • Step 6 – Return the signed Affiliation Agreement and pay affiliation fee
What type of affiliations are available?2022-12-03T12:22:57+00:00

Organisation and independent dojo affiliations are available at this time. We plan to open up individual member affiliation applications early in 2023. We are currently focussing our efforts on organisation and dojo affiliation applications at this time.

Is there a probation period?2022-12-03T12:23:50+00:00

Yes. All affiliated memberships are on a minimum one-year probation until TOGKF can fully evaluate a member’s commitment.

What are the annual affiliation fees?2022-12-03T11:21:57+00:00

Affiliation fees are determined by the TOGKF based on various factors such as strength of your country’s economy.

  • Organisation affiliation fees range from USD $500 to USD $1000, or as determined by the TOGKF.
  • Independent Dojo affiliation fees are USD $250 per annum, or as determined by the TOGKF.
Who do I contact for TOGKF badges?2022-12-03T11:23:02+00:00

Please see our online store for ordering of TOGKF badges.

Are there membership booklets, and how do I receive them?2022-12-03T11:23:46+00:00

Please see the TOGKF Secretary for further information regarding membership booklets.

How are Dan gradings conducted?2022-12-03T12:24:43+00:00

Senior Dan gradings will be conducted by the TOGKF Technical Committee in person or using video technology such as Zoom in certain circumstances to reduce expenses for members. Information on who is permitted to conduct Dan gradings will be provided upon affiliation to the TOGKF.

What is the procedure when visiting Higaonna dojo?2022-12-03T12:24:22+00:00

The procedure to visit Higaonna Dojo will be announced early in 2023, we are currently focussing our efforts towards affiliation applications at this time.

Is there an official TOGKF Dan grade certificate?2022-12-03T23:35:31+00:00

Yes. The TOGKF will issues these.

Who can take kyu grade tests at a dojo?2022-12-03T11:37:12+00:00

Kyu gradings are the responsibility of organisations or individual affiliated dojos.

As an affiliated independent TOGKF dojo can we take our own Dan gradings?2022-12-03T11:37:48+00:00

Grading criteria and protocol will be provided upon affiliation, depending on the grade of the Dojo senior instructor, you may be permitted to take Dan gradings up to a designated level.

Is there an official TOGKF kyu grade certificate?2022-12-03T12:25:27+00:00

Not at this time. If requested, TOGKF may create a format for use by all affiliated dojos and organisations at a later date.

Can there be two or more TOGKF organizations in one country?2022-12-03T11:38:59+00:00

Yes

If there are two or more affiliated organisations within our country, are we required to invite other TOGKF affiliated organisations to gasshuku held by us?2022-12-03T11:39:48+00:00

Yes. The TOGKF supports building strong relationships between organisations and independent dojos. As such, you are required to invite other organisations or independent affiliated dojos within your country to National and International gasshuku’s that you conduct.

As an affiliated TOGKF organization are we required to invite an independent affiliated TOGKF dojo to a gasshuku held by us?2022-12-03T11:40:18+00:00

Yes. The TOGKF supports building strong relationships between organisations and independent dojos. As such, you are required to invite other organisations or independent affiliated dojos within your country to National and International gasshuku’s that you conduct.

As an affiliated independent TOGKF dojo is permission required to invite an overseas instructor to take a gasshuku or teach lessons?2022-12-04T04:16:41+00:00

No, however it is recommended that the TOGKF Technical Committee is advised.

As an affiliated independent TOGKF dojo do we need to pay affiliation fees to a country organization?2022-12-03T11:41:04+00:00

No, there is no requirement to pay affiliation fees to an organisation that you are not a member of.

As a TOGKF Student, am I permitted to train with other Karate and martial arts organisations?2022-12-03T12:26:01+00:00

Yes – we recognise that many martial arts styles and instructors have valuable knowledge to share, as such we encourage our members to seek knowledge from other styles, including attending gasshukus held by other styles and organisations.

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