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.
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. 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.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
- IMAU Instructor Title Certificate 8.5" x 11"
(colors, titles, and graphics may vary)
(All certificates are individually numbered and recorded by the IMAU)
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