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Joining The IMAU
Thank you for your interest in joining the Intercontinental Martial Arts UnionTo apply for IMAU membership, you should first read the requirements for the various memberships and select the one most appropriate for your needs, then fill out the Application Form.  If you have any questions contact the representative for your State, Region or the National Representative for your country, if unavailable use our contact page to talk to the World Director.

Membership Fees Payable To:

Intercontinental Martial Arts Union

619 Lawrence Drive
Otsego Michigan 49078
United States of America

-or-

PAYPAL  =  world_director@theimau.com



Below you will find the services available by the IMAU and the requirements for membership and what is included with the various memberships and services.


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Individual Membership
As a martial artist, you already know everything changes, and if you wish to be the best you need to be able to adapt  An IMAU Individual membership will help fulfill that need.  By becoming a member of the Intercontinental Martial Arts Union, you will be able to attain a higher level of proficiency through our network of members, plus you will also receive support from an organization that has an unwavering commitment to its members.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
  1.  You must agree to follow the rules and bylaws of the IMAU.
  2.  You must complete the membership application below.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES
   -  Lifetime Membership              = $75.00 (USD)
           + ($10 Active Member Fee {due In January 5th of new calendar year})

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
   Lifetime Members
   -  Full Color 8.5" x 11" IMAU Membership Certificate
   -  Full Color IMAU Membership Patch
   -  Listing on International Database
   - Access to a network of high ranked martial artist
   - Availability for promotion

(Certificates available in 11" x 16" for an addition $10.00 (USD) per certificate)
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)




MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
- NO SOLICITATIONS!!!!!! -

If you would like to submit an application for membership please completely fill out the form below.

After a review of your application, we will contact you for further information.

YOUR INFORMATION WILL NEVER BE SHARED OR SOLD

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MIDDLE INITIAL:
LAST NAME:
GENDER:
AGE:
E-MAIL:
ADDRESS STREET:
CITY:
STATE:
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CONTACT PHONE:
BEST TIME TO CONTACT:
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT SERVICES OR CERTIFICATIONS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, ALSO LEAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:



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School Charters
The Intercontinental Martial Arts Union School Charter is one of the best in the martial arts.  We do not get into politics, and promise to allow you to teach your own system, your own way.  With the IMAU Charter, you not only receive your Internationally Recognized School Charter Certificate, but as a bonus the Head Instructor receives; Black Belt Rank Recognition, Instructor Certification, Instructor Titling, and access to exclusive Charter School deals.  Ask about your Charter School Discounts

RULES AND REGULATIONS
  1.  You must be a member of the IMAU.
  2.  You must agree to follow the rules and bylaws of the IMAU.
  3.  You must actually be teaching a martial arts program.
  4.  To qualify for the IMAU School Charter, you must register five (5) students with the IMAU.
  5.  If you run multiple schools you only need (1) Charter, as long as you are the
       Head Instructor.
  6.  You are responsible for renewing your charter.  The IMAU will never auto-renew your charter.
  7.  You must complete the School Charter application below.

CHARTER FEES
   -  1 Years Charter = $75.00 (USD)
   -  3 Years Charter = $150.00 (USD)
   -  Lifetime Charter = $300.00 (USD)

STUDENT REGISTRATION FEES
  -  All Color Belt Students = $20.00 (USD)
  -  All Black Belt Students = $50.00 (USD)

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
   -  IMAU School Charter Certificate 8.5" x 11"
   -  FREE Black Belt Recognition Certificate   ($50.00 Value)
   -  FREE Instructor Certification                     ($35.00 Value)
   -  FREE Instructor Titling Certification           ($25.00 Value)
(Certificates available in 11" x 16" for an addition $10.00 (USD) per certificate)
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)






Rank Recognition
Have you earned a belt in the system you are studying?  The IMAU would be proud to recognize, or further legitimize your rank for you.  The process is easy, and inexpensive.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
  1.  You must be member of the IMAU
  2.  You must agree to and follow the Rules and Bylaws of the IMAU
  3.  You must complete the Rank Recognition Application below.
  4.  You must submit a copy of your current certificate.

RANK RECOGNITION FEES
   -  All Color Belt Levels  = $20.00 (USD)
   -  Color Belt Recognition + Lifetime Membership = $70.00 (USD) (You Save $25.00)
   -  All Black Belt Levels  = $50.00 (USD)
   -  Black Belt Recognition + Lifetime Membership   = $100.00 (USD) (You Save $25.00)

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
   -  Color Belt Rank Recognition Certificate - Full Color 8.5" x 11"
(Certificates available in 11" x 16" for an addition $10.00 (USD) per certificate)
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)


   -  Black Belt Rank Recognition Certificate - Full Color 11" x 16"
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)


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Video (VHS/DVD) Testing
With people working more and not having the time to join a dojo, it is no surprise that in recent years there's been a boom in the sales of videos/dvds designed to teach certain skills.  As soon as it was determined to be effective, forward thinking martial artists entered the fray and began covering every style imaginable.  It has become a big business. Up to 35 percent of the ads in Black Belt Magazine offer some form of video instruction.  If you are one of these people the IMAU is here for you.  We will rank you in the art that you are distance studying.

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
  1.  You must be a member of the IMAU
  2.  You must agree to follow the Rules and Bylaws of the IMAU
  3.  You must send a written copy of the requirements for the belt level you are testing for
  4.  You must send a vhs/dvd of you performing the material as required.
  5.  Once we receive your video, we will review it.  Once it has been reviewed we will send
       a letter or video with our comments, and if successful your belt and certificate.
  6.  If your test is found to be unsuccessful, we will refund to you 60% of the testing fees.
  7.  You must complete the Video Testing application below.

VIDEO TESTING FEES
   -  All Color Belt Levels  = $45.00 (USD)
   -  Colored Belt + Lifetime Membership = $100.00 (USD)

   -  Black Belt Levels        Minimum Age            Testing Fee
   -  01st  Degree                         16                    $350.00 (USD)
   -  02nd Degree                         18                    $350.00 (USD)
   -  03rd  Degree                         20                    $350.00 (USD)
   -  04th  Degree                         25                    $450.00 (USD)
   -  05th  Degree                         30                    $450.00 (USD)
   -  06th  Degree                         35                    $450.00 (USD)
   -  07th  Degree                         35                    $500.00 (USD)
   -  08th  Degree                         40                    $500.00 (USD)
   -  09th  Degree                         45                    $500.00 (USD)
   -  10th  Degree                         50+                  $500.00 (USD)

   -  Black Belt + Lifetime Membership = Add $50.00 (USD) (You Save $25.00)

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
   -  Color Belt Test  =  Rank Certificate - Full Color 8.5" x 11"
                                     Matching Colored Belt
(Certificates available in 11" x 16" for an addition $10.00 (USD) per certificate)
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)


   -  Black Belt Test =  Rank Certificate - Full Color 11" x 17"
                                      Matching Embroidered Black Belt
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)

When you choose to get tested throught the Intercontinental Martial Arts Union, upon completion you will receive your Obi/Belt by Kataaro.  By far the best manufacturer of martial arts belts.

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Instructor Title Certifications
The IMAU offer instructor Titling to those who qualify.  If you are a black belt instructor, and would like to have you title offically bestowed upon you, please review the requirements below and complete the application.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
  1.  You must be a member of the IMAU
  2.  You must agree to follow the Rules and Bylaws of the IMAU
  3.  You must hold at least a 2nd Degree Black Belt
  4.  You must actually be teaching a martial arts program.
  5.  You must be able to submit a copy of your current certificate.
  6.  You must complete the Instructor Titling application below.

         Title Awarded                                       Rank Required
             SENSEI                                  2nd - 3rd Degree Black Belt
             RENSHI                                  4th - 5th Degree Black Belt
             SHIHAN                                  6th - 7th Degree Black Belt
             KYOSHI                                  8th - 9th Degree Black Belt
             HANSHI                                  10th Degree Black Belt

             MASTER                            4th, 5th, 6th, Degree Black Belt
       GRANDMASTER                      7th, 8th, 9th  Degree Black Belt
  SENIOR GRANDMASTER                  10th Degree Black Belt

If you are in a Chinese art or another discipline and we missed your title let us know and we will accommodate you.

INSTRUCTOR TITLING FEES
   -  Instructor Title =  $25.00 (USD)
   -  Instructor Title + Lifetime Membership = $75.00 (USD) (You save $25.00)

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
   -  Instructor Title Certificate - Full Color 8.5" x 11"
(Certificates available in 11" x 16" for an addition $10.00 (USD) per certificate)
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)



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  Ryucho / Founders Council
Have you created a new style of martial arts?  If so the IMAU may be able to grant you certification as a Ryucho/Founder.  Our Ryucho/Founders Council is comprised of several Grandmasters.  Each representing different disciplines.  The Intercontinental Martial Arts Union will only grant an applicant their Ryucho/Founders Certification after a stringent check of an applicants qualifications.

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
   -  Must be a Lifetime member of the IMAU

   -  Must agree to and follow the Rules and Bylaws of the IMAU

   -  Must have 25 years of martial arts experience.

   -  Must hold at least a 5th Degree Black Belt in an art other than the one you are applying for the Ryucho/Foundership, and be able to provide proof of certification.

   -  Must hold at least a 2nd Degree Black Belt in an art other than the one you are applying for the Ryocho/Foundership, and be able to provide proof of certification.

   -  Must produce a system syllabus outlining the course curriculum from White to Black Belt.

   -  Must send a dvd/vhs of yourself performing each belt level of the system curriculum.

   -  Must have produced at least 3 verifiable Black Belt students.

   -  Must supply us with copies of any Founders Certifications already granted.

   -  Must be able to provide 3 references


 RYUCHO/FOUNDERS FEES
   -  Ryucho Certification  =  $300.00 (USD)

WHAT YOU RECEIVE
   -  IMAU Ryucho Certificate - Full Color 11" x 16"
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)


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