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Start Here! : Jedi Training Syllabus
Posted by Kyp_Durron on 2014/7/30 21:30:00 (6090 reads) News by the same author

~Jedi Training Syllabus~
*Updated 7-30-2014

That which follows is the official rank and training guide for all Jedi within the Temple of the Jedi Force. This Syllabus outlines our rank structure as well as the minimum topics and assignments that all Jedi must complete in order to progress within the ranks of our Temple.


This training syllabus is a minimum guide for those invested and involved in the training of the Temple's membership. Any additional lesson material will be left to the sole discretion of the instructing Jedi Knights and Masters, provided that the following minimum requirements are completed. These requirements are to be met by any potential Jedi whose training originates from the Temple of the Jedi Force, whether the actual training takes place online, or offline in person. For people who wish to become participating members of the Temple of the Jedi Force, but do not wish to begin our training syllabus, we have the generic rank of Temple Member which will allow some access to the general forum discussions, but no progression in rank or official training. Jedi who come from another accredited Jedi training facility will be considered for our rank of Disciple, in respect of their prior training. We do not "grandfather in" existing Knights and Masters when new training material is required. All participating members of the Temple of the Jedi Force are required to measure up to the same basic standards in accordance with their rank and experience.


Temple Member:
Those who do not wish to begin our training syllabus will receive the rank of Temple Member. Temple Members will have limited access to the Initiate and General forums, but without any obligation to begin training. Temple Members may remain a casual part of the community, and may be eligible to begin training at a later date.


Initiate:
A Jedi Initiate, as a newcomer to the Temple, is charged with the responsibility of introducing themselves to the Temple, familiarizing themselves with the Temple, share what drew them to the Temple and the Jedi Path, and share why they wish to become a Jedi. Under the guidance of the Council, Initiates are required to complete the following:

Start their training journal.
Read our Doctrines, and learn the introduction to Jediism.
Start studying the Jedi Code, Creed, the Three Tenets, and the Sixteen Teachings.
Start writing about these basics within their training journal.


The Council is responsible for ensuring that all Initiates start to familiarize themselves with the basic precepts and foundations upon which the Temple of the Jedi Force is based. After these basics are completed, the Initiate is provided with one of four options; Become a Disciple of Jediism, become an Apprentice to a Knight or Master, Opt out of training, or they may even choose to leave the Temple.

Become a Disciple of Jediism
If an Initiate decides they wish to continue studying Jediism casually, but does not wish to follow the training syllabus or progress in rank, they may become a Disciple of Jediism. A Disciple has limited access to the general, initiate, and apprentice forums. If you wish to become a Disciple, we will still help guide you when you ask, and you will still be able to learn our Doctrines and teachings at your own pace.

Become an Apprentice
After an Initiate completes the basics in their journal, and with the approval of the Council, the Initiate becomes eligible for apprenticeship. The Council may then recommend the Initiate be considered for Apprenticeship, or the Initiate may be chosen by either a Knight or a Master to become an Apprentice. The selection process for Apprentices works in one of two ways... the Knight or Master approaches their potential Apprentice, or an Initiate may ask a Knight or Master to train them if they feel led to do so. An Initiate may also reject a Knight or Master that approaches them as a teacher. The Initiate will remain eligible to become an Apprentice indefinitely until they are approached by a Knight or Master who they feel led to work with, or until they feel led to approach a Knight or Master and request their training as an Apprentice. If no Knight or Master is paired with the Initiate within a reasonable period of time after the Council feels the Initiate is ready to continue training, the Council may choose to continue teaching the Initiate directly until such a time as a Knight or Master may be found to assume the responsibility of training the new Apprentice. Regardless of which methodology of training is used, the same basic training requirements are to be met in full.

Opt out of Training
Those who opt out of training will receive the rank of Temple Member. Temple Members may still remain a participating member of the Temple of the Jedi Force, much like a casual churchgoer. Temple Members will have no obligation to continue training, but may remain a casual part of the community, and may be eligible to continue training at a later date. If you wish to opt our of training, you are welcome to remain an active member of our community.

Leave the Temple
We bear no ill will to those who decide that Jediism is not their Path. Being a Jedi is a complicated and time-consuming commitment which is not for everyone. If you decide that the Jedi Path is not what you wish to follow, study, or discuss, you may leave freely with no negative feelings. May the Force be with you in your journey.


Disciple
A Disciple of Jediism continues learning the doctrine under the guidelines of the former Knights Marshall program and under the guidance of the Council, but without any obligation to the requirements of traditional training. This is for the "casual Jedi" who either doesn't have the time or commitment to become a Knight, but wants to learn about Jediism and follow the path at their own pace. They may call themselves Disciples of Jediism, or Disciples, of plainly Jedi, but may not call themselves Knights or Masters. Disciples are not required to take the Vows or Oath, and have no requirement to learn about or possess a ceremonial hilt, and will not advance to Knighthood or beyond until they choose to become an Apprentice. Jedi Knights and Masters from other accredited Jedi Orders, Temples, or Communities may also be considered Disciples if they do not wish to follow our training guidelines. Disciples have limited access to the general, initiate, and apprentice forums.


Apprentice:
An Apprentice is an Initiate who has been paired with a Mentor, whether that Mentor is a Knight or a Master. An Apprentice’s primary responsibility is to familiarize themselves with the membership of the Temple, to learn of the Force through the wisdom and teachings of their Master, and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a Jedi. Apprentices receive more in-depth training of the doctrine, which is required to be recorded in their journal. Apprentices are required to learn the Doctrines of Jediism in detail along with the teachings of their Master. In addition, respect, self- discipline, and critical thinking skills are also primary focal points for Apprentices. Apprentices are also highly recommended to integrate physical world training as well. Apprentices should learn about, if not actively participate in at least one defensive art and at least one physical fitness regimen. Apprentices are also recommended to participate in some form of community outreach or community service. Apprentices should learn about and at least design a personal ceremonial hilt, even if they lack the technical skills to create one or the funds to have one created. At the discretion of their Master, an Apprentice may be required to have a ceremonial hilt built, modify an existing hilt, or construct one personally. All Apprentices are required to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the following, which are introduced in Initiate training, but will be studied more in-depth under the guidance of their Master:

The Jedi Code
The Jedi Creed
The Three Tenets
The Sixteen Teachings of the Jedi
The Vows of the Jedi


Cover the Joseph Campbell material found in the Study Downloads module and and other materials therein contained that the Knight or Master wishes to assign their Apprentice(s), and read "I, Jedi" by Michael Stackpole.
*This is optional and left to the discretion of the Master.

In order for an Apprentice to be promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight they must have completed the required lesson plan, and demonstrate their understanding of these lessons and any further lessons their teacher has assigned in their journal. They must also have the recommendation of their Master, as well as the approval of the Council. Potential Jedi Knights must be at least eighteen years of age, although seventeen years of age is possible for consideration in the most exemplary and extraordinary of Apprentices. An Apprentice must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Knight. Apprentices are also required to take the Jedi Vows, the Jedi Oath, and face the Jedi Trials before being Knighted:

Knighthood Rites of Passage:
The Jedi Oath(To be posted in the Apprentice's Journal):
Quote:

"As I prepare to enter Knighthood, I hereby vow before my fellow Jedi that I, (Your name here) born on (Your birth date here), without reservation, choose to follow the Jedi path with all of its duties and responsibilities. I vow that I shall do that which is right and do hereby profess my allegiance to the Force and its will. I vow to uphold my Jedi teachings, and to henceforth devote myself to the life of a Jedi Knight."


The Jedi Trials
*The Apprentice is to write in their journal demonstrating how they have faced these trials.
The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit


The Jedi Trials are to be assigned to the Apprentice in question by their Master and/or the Council at the time that the Apprentice has complete all other prerequisites and their Master and/or the Council feels is appropriate. The completed Trials must be read and approved by the training Knight, Master, and/or Council. Following the reading of the Apprentice's Trials, the Council will vote for or against the Apprentice’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Knight.

The Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt
*This is optional and left to the discretion of the Master.

An important part of Jedi Tradition and Ceremony, the Ceremonial Lightsaber hilt is often misunderstood by non-Jedi. The Ceremonial Hilt should be unique in some way to the Jedi who built, owns, or carries it, and not an exact replica of a movie Lightsaber. A major difference between a replica prop and a Ceremonial Hilt is the crystal, gem, or multiple stones contained within the hilt's inner chamber. Used properly, gemstones and crystals enhance a Jedi's personal connection to the Force, as well as contributing their own properties to the Jedi who carries them... in this case, within their Ceremonial Hilt. The end result of a Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt is a tool as well as an icon of one's Jedi path. By designing, planning, and choosing their own crystals to be contained within the Hilt, it is not only unique to that individual Jedi, but deeply connected to them as well. A Ceremonial Hilt can also be used as a focal point for Meditation... as well as a reminder of a Jedi's vows and commitment to the Order. The more modern ceremonial hilts, with their realistic weight and electronics may even be used cautiously as a defensive deterrent in a pinch.


Jedi Knight:
A Jedi Knight’s primary responsibility is the education and training of Jedi Apprentices. Knights may volunteer to aid in the education of Initiates as well if the volunteered assistance is accepted by the Council. Knights are also expected to further their development of personal experiences and understanding of the Doctrine and teachings, and to exemplify service and commitment to the Temple, as well as maintaining their practice of the Jedi path in their everyday lives. Knights should continue physical fitness and defensive art training, and to pick an appropriate physical world skill set to learn relating to their Class. Knights of our Order are recommended to learn basic survival, repair, and research skills. If a Knight wishes to become a Master, it is recommended that they take on an Initiate as an Apprentice and train them to Knighthood. A Jedi Knight may be considered for promotion to Master after successfully training an Apprentice to the rank of Knight, or through a significant contribution to the Temple of the Jedi Force in some other capacity (such as lore, special program(s), a body of written Doctrine-related or other written works, exemplary Jedi behavior in the field, etc). If there is a significant contribution made to the Temple of the Jedi Force (this excludes any and all financial contributions) the Knight in question can be nominated by their Master and/or a Council Member to be considered for the rank of a Jedi Master. In either case, full promotion to the rank of Jedi Master is contingent upon the majority vote of the Council, and upon completion of the Master's Trials. A Knight must retain this rank for a minimum of nine months before becoming eligible for advancement to the rank of Jedi Master.

The Master's Trials
*The Knight is to write in their journal demonstrating how they have faced these trials.
The Trial of Skill
The Trial of the Flesh
The Trial of Courage
The Trial of the Spirit


The key difference between the Knight's and Master's Trials is the growth of the Jedi themselves during their Knighthood. The Master's Trials are to be assigned to the Knight in question by their Master and/or the Council at the time that their Master and/or the Council feels is appropriate. The completed Trials must be read and approved by the training Master and/or Council. Following the reading of the Knight's Trials, the Council will vote for or against the Knight’s promotion to the rank of Jedi Master.


Jedi Master:
A Jedi Master’s primary responsibility is to continue in all of the duties of a Jedi Knight. The education of Apprentices and Initiates is still of great concern to a Jedi Master and a Master is still capable of taking Initiates on as Apprentices. A Master may have multiple Apprentices so long as the number of Apprentices to Master does not exceed a ratio of three Apprentices to one Master. Masters are also expected to continue their service to the Temple, as well as to the greater Jedi Community. Masters are required to make an effort to remain physically fit as well as maintain their defensive training. Masters, like Knights, are also recommended to continue research, training, and practice of physical world skills. Continual training of Apprentices is heavily encouraged to maintain their Mastery. Masters must exemplify Jedi behavior both online and offline, leading by example to the best of their ability. Experienced Masters are also eligible to serve on the Council. Masters are required to embody commitment to the Temple and Jedi Community, and maintain the utmost respect and self-discipline.

In addition to these existing responsibilities, Masters may be called upon to assist in the moderation of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message board forums. This additional responsibility helps to ensure that the Temple’s message boards have moderation at nearly all times, and that each Master takes responsibility for the content and conduct of the Temple of the Jedi Force’s message boards, where all members congregate (from the newest Initiate to the longest-standing Jedi Master), and to further serve our Temple by facilitating progress, unity, and order.


Council Member
A Council Member, as a part of the governing body of the Temple of the Jedi Force, is required to show the deepest level of commitment to the Temple. Council Members are tasked with maintaining order within the Temple, deciding policy, overseeing training, maintaining standards, upholding and enforcing the Behavior and Discipline Guidelines, as well as discussing and making decisions on any issues which may arise. Council Members are required to Mediate disputes within the Temple, as well as to mediate any potential disputes between the Temple of the Jedi Force and the greater Jedi Community. The Council is also tasked with maintaining a line of communication to the greater Jedi Community, as well as organizing public relations and public outreach missions when required. The Council also carries the responsibility of guiding Initiates through their initial steps of training by asking questions, making comments, and adding encouragement to the Initiate’s posts in his or her journal until a Knight or Master wishes to take them on as an Apprentice, and are responsible for ensuring that Initiates are considered for Apprenticeship. The Council may also assign any additional training or activities to the rest of the Knights and Masters, so long as they are held accountable to the same standard.

Eligibility requirements for becoming a Council Member:
Council Members are required to be Masters, with stability and experience in order to help guide the Order. Masters may be nominated for a Council position by any Knight, Master, or current Council Member, and will be appointed by popular vote contingent upon the approval of the current Council Members. Masters who are to be considered for a Council position must either have or obtain a Facebook account in order to participate in the TOTJF Council group on Facebook. Masters who are appointed as Council Members must be willing and able to check in at both the main Temple site and Facebook at least once a week, and contribute to the administration of the Order. The Council shall be required to seat an odd number of members in order to keep from any vote from resulting in a tie. A term on the Council is once year, with the option to roll over to a new term if needed. If a Council Member is consistently unable to perform their duties in a reasonable fashion, or cannot be contacted for a period of three months, they may be temporarily placed on leave or removed from the Council by the remaining Council Members.

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