Kata Manual
The BOP has been focusing on the History and Shinyo no Maki sections of the kata manual. Members of the BOP are working on final comments to these documents.

Dan Promotions
The BOP is putting is refining a database about the AJJF senior instructors for the purpose of rank promotions for Godan and higher. The same survey that was sent to Senior Instructors last year regarding their accomplishments and qualifications will be sent again this year.

Convention Committee
The BOP continues to work on ways to provide Convention hosts with more guidance on what the BOP would like to see at the annual Convention.

The theme of “Integrity” was approved as the theme of the 2020 AJJF Convention. The appropriate Japanese word and kanji are forthcoming from the Convention host.

BOP Meetings
The BOP will have its first face to face meeting outside of Convention in several years in September of this year.

Archives of Documents
The BOP is working on scanning its historical documents (including exam records) for better preservation and access.

The BOP is continuing to work with the AJJF Chair of Marketing on materials that can be given to new students explaining the benefits of AJJF registration.

Additional Kappo
The BOP is actively working on how to distribute information on what kappo are acceptable for Sandan and Yondan exams. 

Kata Manual
The BOP is working on the final steps to make the AJJF Kata Manual available electronically. 

Background Checks
The BOP has received concerns from some school heads about the feasibility of arranging for AJJF registration and background checks for guest instructors. They will be looking at the policy in an upcoming meeting.

Mat Activities
The BOP has received concerns from registrants about the policy of not allowing for multiple activities at a single event. They will be discussing this policy at an upcoming meeting.

Ohana 2020
Ohana 2020 will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from July 10-12, 2020. More information can be found on the website: ohana2020.com. The BOP encourages as many AJJF members to attend as possible.

Senior Instructor Travel
The BOP had announced a policy on Senior Instructor travel at the 2019 Convention. They are considering its merits and will be discussing further refinements to the policy at an upcoming meeting.

Next Board of Professors and Executive Committee meetings: Sept 6-8, 2019

Respectfully submitted,
Nerissa Freeman
AJJF Board of Professors Scribe

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