Daimon-Ryu Budokai Martial Arts Association- Ukinjukai Dojo

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Daimon-Ryu  Budokai  Yudansha  Society

     The Daimon-Ryu Budokai Yudansha Society was first established as a means of recording Black Belt promoted students solely in the immediate Daimon-Ryu Budokai Yudansha family. The view of the Daimon-Ryu Budokai Yudansha Society has always been that the forging of the mind, body and spirit in the crucible of sincere, focused martial arts training would help to bring about a person of honest and abiding character.  This person would continue to dedicate themselves to the furthering of their personal growth and willingly commit their individual efforts towards contributing to the uplifting of society. Armed with this resolve the warrior faces into the challenges of the world about them with justice, ethical integrity, righteousness, honor, love and compassion for others.

Attributes of a perspective candidate would include:

  1. The candidate should be of good and sturdy character, of Black Belt rank or preparing to become the same and be recommended by at least two current, practicing members of good standing in the Society.
  2.  The candidate should be able to pass the scrutiny of the Society’s definition of membership and be in good standing with the governing authority of his or her instructor and their Black Belt registering body.
  3. The candidate should demonstrate their personal commitment to furthering their understanding of the history, traditions, physical and mental practices, and application of  their art with a desire to apply the benefits of them towards the bettering of one’s physical, mental  and spiritual well -being.
  4. The candidate should strive to help those who, due to physical, mental or economic challenges are less able to defend themselves from acts of violence, injustice, immoral servitude, or oppression wherever they may be found.
  5. The candidate is expected to pursue acts of compassion, charity, righteousness, and love towards their fellow man thereby continuously polishing the mirror of one’s soul to a brilliant luster of unclouded reflection.
  6. As a successful Yudansha member one must never forget the efforts of one’s seniors in the forming of their character, skills and the responsibility they bear towards accurate and responsible transmission of their martial arts tradition.

      The official establishment of the Daimon-Ryu Budokai Yudansha  Society began with the transfer of headship of the Munen-Ryu Budokai (est. Dec. 12, 1984) to Darrell Goen in addition to his promotion to Yondan, 4th Degree Black Belt in Munen-Ryu Karate-Do during a ceremony performed at the American Karate Academy, Ashland, Oregon on May 23, 1994. This  established the Chiisai (little) Munen-Ryu branch of succession and thereby became Spellman Sensei's successor to the Munen-Ryu system.   The first Daimon-Ryu Budokai certificates were awarded to members of the Daimon-Ryu Budokai Jujitsu students at the American Karate Academy in Ashland, Oregon on July 14, 1994 and were solely Kyu(colored belt ranks below Black Belt) level certificates.

     The first issuance of Yudansha certification in the Daimon-Ryu Budokai Yudansha Society began with #001   James Tong, Jr.  Godan(5) - Daimon-Ryu Kenpo Karate   9/25/1994.


The current listings directly under Thomas Spellman and the Ukinju-Ryu Family Note: Beginning December 3, 2013 the second phase of alignment with Sensei's White and Spellman's vision created the necessity to retire the Okuma-Ha name in favor of adopting the Ukinju-Ryu title for all further promotions within the Spellman family lineage. Phase three was the amalgamation of the separate style headings of karate-do, kenpo karate, jujitsu under a collective heading listed as Ukinju-Ryu Budo starting January 1, 2015 thereby reuniting  them as a single body of knowledge circa 1991.

Anna Spellman – Shichidan - Sanmon-Ho Kenpo Karate (Hanshi James Y. Tong, Jr)
                                        Shichidan- Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do (Hanshi Thomas Spellman)
           Nando Raynolds – Godan- Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do
                                           Shodan- Daimon-Ryu Kenpo Karate

           Gabe Apilada - Godan- Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do

Robert (Owens) Graygrass - Sandan- Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do (Independent)
           Geri Rose - Sandan - Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do

Darci Van Duzer- Sandan- Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do

Nathan Lake- Godan – Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do

Mike Sikorskie – Nidan- Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do

Maurya Murphey- Nidan- Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do
           Hannah Stafford - Sandan - Ukinju-Ryu Kenpo Karate
                                        Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do

           Timothy Morgan - Sandan - Ukinju-Ryu Kenpo Karate
                                        Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do

           Robert Kendall - Nidan - Okuma-Ha Kenpo Karate
           Clay Bastian - Shodan, Damon-Ryu Karate-Do

Kathleen Kiely – Shodan, Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do

Marcy Greene – Shodan, Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do

Carl Dahlquist – Shodan – Daimon-Ryu Karate-Do

Caleb Kappes – Shodan- Daimon-Ryu Kenpo Karate-Do
           Anne Carole - Nidan- Okuma-Ha Kenpo Karate/ Ukinju-Ryu Budo
           Jessie Lee - Shodan - Okuma-Ha Kenpo Karate

           Pete Karpa - Shodan - Okumakan Karate-Do
           Julia Maartense - Shodan - Okuma-Ha Kenpo Karate

           Jack Dempsey - Shodan - Okuma-Ha Kenpo Karate

           James Wojitas - Sandan - Okumakan Karate-Do
           Ike Gilliland - Shodan Ukinju-Ryu Kenpo Karate

           Annie Gilliland - Shodan Ukinju-Ryu Kenpo Karate

          Jay Schroder - Yondan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do

          Paul Mayhew - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Kenpo Karate

          Brianna (Breezy) Zakour - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          Christian Lake - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do (Nathan Lake Sensei)

          Oliver Lau - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          John Mars Ranoco - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          Mcjun Valencia - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo
          Jeremy Huard- Sandan - Ukijnu-Ryu Budo
          Mariela Mendoza-Gutierrez - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          Justin Armstrong - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo
          Jill Hersch -  Shodan - Ukijnu-Ryu Karate-Do

          Jason Lee - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do ( Nathan Lake Sensei)

          Justin Snow - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do (Nathan Lake Sensei)

          Nicholas Lake - Shodan -  Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do (Nathan Lake Sensei) 

          Annie Gilliland -Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo (Adult level Rank)

          Ike Gilliland - Nidan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo (Adult level Rank)

          Dawn Lake - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          Brandon Peterson - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          Tabitha Walker - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do(Nathan Lake Sensei)
           Elizabeth  Nath - Shodan - Ukinju-Ryu Budo

          Shiloh Lewis - Shodan - Ukinu-Ryu Karate-Do (Nathan Lake Sensei)



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