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Membership Criteria

Below are the levels of IMAS membership available for individuals.  Applicants should read the below criteria carefully and apply for the level of membership they feel most suited to their skills and experience.

Should you have any queries or need any help with your application, please contact membership@instituteofmartialartsandsciences.com

Associate

The candidate must have experience and training in at least one martial art and be willing to undertake further martial arts training and academic study in accordance with the primary goals of the Institute

or

be studying towards a relevant recognised academic degree/professional qualification (or equivalent)

Member

The candidate must possess a recognised academic degree/professional qualification (or equivalent) and must hold the rank of at least 1st Dan black belt (or equivalent) in one or more martial arts.

Fellow

The candidate must possess a recognised advanced academic degree/professional qualification (or equivalent) and must hold the rank of at least 5th Dan black belt (or equivalent) in one or more martial arts.

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