The Institute was born out of the Jedi Academy, the evolution of the Academy at JEDI, at a time when many online training options and instructors were dwindling in number. The goal of the Institute is two fold. First, provide a supportive community for any Jedi free of fighting and negativity. While disagreements occur, everyone is expected to behave in a courteous manner, as a Jedi. Second, to provide structured Jedi training that builds a solid foundation for the future. We recognize that our path is relatively young, therefore we train so whatever the role of a Jedi is in the future, we will be ready.
In addition, there has always been a need for greater cooperation and unity between training systems and groups. The Institute was also formed to address these problems in a way that didn’t infringe on the autonomy of groups involved. The goal is to recognize the common elements between training sites and provide some equivalency between sites. This means that a student can move between affiliate sites, training as best suits their life without having to start over. Equivalency is also worked out with ranks. Once a student attains a rank at one affiliate, it is honored at all affiliates (and in fact may have undergone trials with members of multiple affiliates). The affiliate aspect is still a work in progress as it takes intimate knowledge of each site’s training system. If you are from a site that may be interested in affiliation, contact us and we can begin the discussion.