Fukushidoin is an assistant teacher certification granted to those who have been a nidan for at least 1 year. The applicant must teach class on a regularly scheduled basis. They may test kyu ranks up to and including 1st Kyu. FUKUSHIDOIN CERTIFICATION IS DOJO-SPECIFIC AND IS DETERMINED BY THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF A DOJO. THE CERTIFICATION DOES NOT TRAVEL WITH AN INDIVIDUAL IF THEY RELOCATE TO A NEW DOJO.
In order to apply for Fukushidoin, the applicant must be recommended by either a Fukushidoin, Shidoin or Shihan. The purpose of this title is to grant the Chief Instructor of a dojo the ability to test his or her own students and therefore to promote growth within the dojo. It is not a reward, given solely on the basis of rank, and will not be granted for that purpose. This teaching certification will be awarded only on an as needed basis. The status of all applying and renewing Fukushidoin is subject to review by the Technical Committee.
In order to maintain certification, Fukushidoin must attend one major seminar each year and attend the class for instructors that may be offered at that seminar. In addition, they must attend a second seminar taught by a member of the Technical Committee in the same calendar year.
Sansuikai Belgium Fukushidoin:
Éric Brusselmans, 4th dan, REM Aiki Dojo
Geert Stevens, 4th dan, Nakayoshi Dojo
Tom Belmans, 3th dan, Antwerpen Aikikai
Patrik De Roy, 3th dan, Antwerpen Aikikai
Joris De Schepper, 3th dan, Antwerpen Aikikai
Gilles Govaerts, 3rd dan, REM Aiki Dojo
Vincent Istas, 3rd dan, REM Aiki Dojo
Régine Mynsberghe, 3rd dan, REM Aiki Dojo