The ‘Shihan-Kai’ board is determined by our Japanese Headquarters Seniors.

Traditionally the board consists of any Gima-Ha ‘Kodansha’(Senior Dan grade holder) ranked ‘Nanadan’ (7th Dan) and above, who will hold the title of ‘Shihan’.

There is also a title available to lower ranked ‘Kodansha‘ holding the grade of ‘Rokudan’ (6th Dan), namely ‘Shihan-Dai’, which can be loosely translated as ‘Assistant to the Master’.

Currently, within the United Kingdom branch of Gima-Ha, the ‘Shogo’ has has only been granted to one member.