Seventh Level in AKBAN Ninjutsu
The Seventh Level in AKBAN is a dynamic state that symbolizes the epitome of leadership, intellectual contribution, and ethical responsibility within the AKBAN community. Unlike the 5 static levels, the Seventh Level is an ongoing commitment to teaching, thought leadership, and community enrichment.
- Teaching or Thought Leadership: To attain and maintain the Seventh Level, one must either actively teach within the AKBAN community or be a part of the AKBAN Think Tank, contributing to the intellectual and philosophical foundations of the practice.
- Advanced Skill Mastery: Continual advancement and refinement of Ninjutsu techniques, with a focus on the nuanced understanding that can be imparted to others.
- Ethical Leadership: Uphold and exemplify the highest ethical standards, both within the training environment and in broader social contexts.
- Community Stewardship: Take an active role in the well-being and growth of the AKBAN community, whether through mentorship, event organization, or other forms of impactful involvement.
- Communication Skills: Mastery of effective communication, both in teaching settings and in collaborative intellectual endeavors, such as the Think Tank.
- Emotion Regulation: Continued application and dissemination of the emotion regulation system aimed at lowering violence and aggression, aligning with the core principles of AKBAN.
Dynamic Nature of the Seventh Level
The Seventh Level is not a permanent accolade but a dynamic state that requires ongoing commitment to leadership and intellectual contribution. If a practitioner ceases to meet these requirements, they will revert to their previous level until such time as they can re-engage in these critical roles within the community.