We need to reiterate to those that have asked, membership is either through your dojo; or as a member, Jun Shibu or Shibu by application in person at a seminar. As we have said before, we need to get to know you, and you need to get to know us. You won't be joining us as an online group, and you are expected to 'fit in'. We can't know without meeting you, and more than once.
As for visiting Okinawa, at this time Taira Sensei is no longer taking visitors to his dojo in Okinawa. Taira sensei has expressed a need for downtime - for his own training, for his health and so he has time to prepare for the seminars.
All seminar applications need to go through regional representatives or Glenn. Be prepared for the answer to be "No", or "Later"!