Meeting the criteria of what is expected of a Shihan. These Instructors have been promoted to the rank of Shihan. And will be the official members of the Shihan Kai. Its not an easy ranking as the responsibilities are far larger.  They will now share the responsibility of maintaining the welfare and image of TSKKIA and of Tokon Shotokan Karate with Kancho Albert Venter. But they have proven themselves worthy of the task.