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Branch Master Bio: Kazuki Arita
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Martial Arts Rank (Bukai): 7th Degree Blackbelt (2017)
Philosophical Rank (Houkai): Jun-Hanshi (2008)
Buddhism Rank (Soukai): Gon-Chudoushi (1991)
Graduated from Shorinji Budo Special Course (Kenkyu ka), Saitama District, Shorinji Budo Academy,
Associate Professor, Japanese Branch, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center,
Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, CA, U.S.A. (2004-present).
Former ESL / Japanese Instructor at Hawaii Community College (2003-2004)
Former Full-time English teacher at high schools in Japan (1985-2003)
1981 Joined in Adachi-Doin (Kuroda Motohisa Sensei, 7th Dan) in Tokyo, Japan.
1985 Transferred to Kawagoe-Doin (Yajima Takao Sensei, 8th Dan) in Saitama, Japan.
1991 Earned "Gon-Chu-Doshi" (Kongo Zen Buddhism Rank).
1993 Assigned the Dojocho (Chief Instructor) of Kawagoe-Doin, Japan.
1998 Graduated from Shorinji Budo Specialist Course (Kenkyu ka), Saitama District, Shorinji
Budo Academy, Japan.
2005 Established "Defense Language Institute Branch," Monterey, CA, USA.
2007 Changed the name to "Monterey Branch."
Moved to Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple.
2008 Earned "Jun-Hanshi" (Philosophical Rank).
2017 Earned 7th Degree Blackbelt.
Have practiced and taught Shorinji Kempo:
at Adachi-Doin & Kawagoe-Doin in Japan & Monterey Branch in the U.S. for 36 years in total.
Have experiences as a judge of competitions / rank advancement in Japan and the U.S.
Have experiences as a committee member of Taikai in Saitama Shorinji Kempo Federation.
*Requirements of Shorinji Kempo Branch Masters:
1. The Branch Master must be approved to teach Shorinji Kempo by World Shorinji Kempo Organization in Japan.
2. The Branch Master must NOT earn any money for living from teaching Shorinji Kempo.
3. The Branch Master must have a stable full-time job.
4. The Branch Master must contribute not only into Shorinji Kempo, but also into community, society, and the world.
5. The Branch Master must be able to teach not only techniques and philosophy of Shorinji Kempo, but also morals of society and life.