Rank Information Update
I have thought long & hard on developing different paths within FMK to accommodate for a larger majority of the public. There is a delicate balance between informal & formal training & between structure & creativity. After much reflection, I have discovered a practical way for the kwoon towards this balance.
Todai’s of FMK are those who choose to participate in practicing Zen Martial Arts. As a Todai, you have the option of striving towards rank within FMK (meeting my expectations) or creating your own path in the Martial Arts (setting your own goals). No uniform purchase is required, all uniforms are optional. Todai’s with unique talents & skills may be asked to participate in FMK promotional videos.
FMK rank tank tops & badges are designed to identify Todai’s who have reached certain basic rank standards within the kwoon. The investment towards FMK rank tank tops & badges signify a greater commitment from the Todai towards the kwoon than the Todai who fulfills the rank standards but does not invest towards any FMK apparel or accessories.
Todai’s who fulfill the basic rank standards within the kwoon may be asked to participate in FMK promotional videos. Todai’s who invest towards rank badges will have a FMK ranked Todai informational page developed on the FMK website & a YouTube page signifying that they are official & currently ranked within FMK. Todai’s who invest towards rank badges will be required to retest in the basic fitness standards for their rank every year in order to keep their badges.
Online Todai’s & Todai’s who relocate to other States & countries can still remain connected to the kwoon via internet & stay current with their rank via video submission. All badges & FMK rank apparel are expected to be returned if Todai’s decide to discontinue their training with the kwoon. Monies collected from the badges & rank apparel are not refundable as the monies paid only cover the cost of the items & any excess monies goes towards the time required to create & maintain public rank notifications via the FMK website & FMK YouTube.