Instructor Titling


Instructor Titling Fees = $35

Instructor Titles

As a practitioner of the martial arts you consistently held yourself to a higher standard in your pursuit of learning the martial arts and as an instructor you inspire the same excellence in your students.

As you have progressed through the ranks you attained new knowledge expertise and earned the title "black belt", as an instructor you have also earned the right to be honored with an instructor title that is commiserate to your teaching qualifications and ranking.

As a certified instructor, registered black belt and member in good standing with the Intercontinental Martial Arts Union, you are eligible to apply for your official IMAU Instructor Title.

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.  You must hold a 2nd degree black belt or higher.

5.  You must be an IMAU Certified Instructor

6.  You must be an IMAU Registered Black Belt

Instructor Titles Available

Japanese Arts Title                   Minimum Rank Required
  SENSEI                                  2nd - 3rd Degree Black Belt
 RENSHI                                 4th - 6th Degree Black Belt
        SHIHAN                                6th Degree Black Belt & Above
 KYOSHI                                 7th - 9th Degree Black Belt
  HANSHI                                9th -10th Degree Black Belt

 Korean Arts Title                   Minimum Rank Required

  BOOSA BUM NIM                        2nd - 3rd Degree Black Belt

  SAH BUM NIM                                 4th - 6th Degree Black Belt

    KWAN JANG NIM                          7th -9th Degree Black Belt   

American/English Title                     Minimum Rank Required
            MASTER                             4th, 5th, 6th, Degree Black Belt
      GRANDMASTER                      7th, 8th, 9th  Degree Black Belt

SR. GRANDMASTER                           10th Degree Black Belt

If you are teaching  a Chinese based martial  art or in another discipline, please let us know and we can work to accommodate you.

If we missed your specific instructor title, we would be happy to work with you to get you the recognition that you deserve, however note, we will not give out any academic titles such as PhD, Doctor, etc.


-  IMAU Instructor Title Certificate 8.5" x 11"

(colors, titles, and graphics may vary)

(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)