Membership

Since we are a foundation, we have no interest at all in making any profit, this means that Membership and Testing fees are as low as possible

The foundation is officially registered  in Europe. This means with your joining you can achieve many benefits in your own country concerning recognition, insurance etc…

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the infinite knowledge of the system carried on by the many European high ranked instructors.
  • Internationally Recognized and Standardized Grade and Rank.
  • Affiliations throughout Europe and many countries outside of Europe.
  • School certification, Certificates of rank and updates
  • High standards for students and instructors.
  • Advance Training Camps, Seminars for students and instructors.
  • High Class Competition in many European Countries.
  • Membership Card and Passport for Individual Members.
  • Quarterly Newsletter.

Membership Fees

  • School Membership fee for 2018 is only € 50,–.
  • This includes the School, the Instructors and all it’s Members.
  • Individual Membership fee for 2018 is only € 25,–.
  • For new members, you can download your application form here.

 I.K.K.A.-Europe School Membership Application Form

I.K.K.A.-Europe Individual Membership Application Form

 

Black Belt Rank Testing Procedure

  • Rank Testing is possible for all I.K.K.A.-Europe members.
  • All individual students are I.K.K.A.-Europe members if their school has paid its annual membership fee.
  • All rank testing must be recommended by the instructor.
  • The instructor must send the application form to info@ikka-europe.com which gives the candidate the opportunity to apply for the first upcoming test
  • You can download your Rank Testing application form here.

I.K.K.A.-Europe Rank Testing Application Form

Black Belt Testing takes place at the annual I.K.K.A.-Europe Gathering & Training Camp and the annual European Championships.

  • 2018 – England
  • 2019 – Italy
  • 2020 – France

 

Rank progression in I.K.K.A.-Europe

Test nominations must only be made in respect of active Kenpo practitioners who are prepared to test before a testing panel. All schools should strive to teach the complete Kenpo syllabus including technique extensions and all second sets. For all black belt promotions there must be at least one person on the panel two ranks above the rank that the candidate is being tested for. A Board of Trustee  member must be present for all promotions to 5th degree and above. The time requirements are set out below and are in line with BOT (Board of Trustee) recommendations made in 2003. I.K.K.A.-Europe certificates will  be issued from the I.K.K.A.-Europe CEO following verification that the time requirements are met.

I.K.K.A.-Europe Time Requirements between ranks.

Rank testing for

Minimum period since last rank

Minimum period as black belt

2nd degree black belt

2 years

2 years

3rd degree black belt

3 years

5 years

4th degree black belt

4 years

9 years

5th degree black belt

5 years

14 years

6th degree black belt

5 years

19 years

7th degree black belt

5 years

24 years

8th degree black belt

5 years

29 years

9th degree black belt

5 years

34 years

 

We will protect the credibility of Kenpo within our organisation and will not allow an uncontrolled race to very high ranks. In the case of a first generation black belt student (promotion where Ed Parker is shown as the instructor on the certificate) the time requirements should only operate between ranks obtained after 1990. The reason for this modification is to respect the time between ranks decided on by Mr Parker while he was the direct instructor.