Association

Machida Karate Association


AFFILIATION REQUIREMENTS:

• Instructors must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to be considered for the Machida Karate Association (MKA).
• Candidates must hold the rank of black belt in Japanese / Okinawan based Karate.
• The official Machida Karate uniform must be worn by all members during Machida Karate classes, seminars and training sessions. The Official Machida Karate T-shirt may also be worn at designated classes or events. Machida Karate uniforms may not be worn while training in other classes or programs.
• Instructors must adhere to the official Machida Karate curriculum and belt ranking system during all MKA classes.
• Machida Karate practitioners must adhere to all principles of etiquette and respect established by the Machida Karate Honbu Dojo.
• Instructors must publish the Machida Karate logo and an MKA information page on their websites.
• All affiliated Instructors must display the official MKA banner in their facility.
• All Machida Karate merchandise must be purchased directly from the MKA Honbu Dojo.
• MKA instructors may only award MKA rank upon earning “Certified Examiner” status from MKA Headquarters.
• If the affiliated MKA instructor/school has not yet achieved “Certified Examiner” status, all belt tests must be conducted at MKA headquarters.

BENEFITS OF AFFILIATION

ACCESS TO MACHIDA KARATE ONLINE
Machida Karate Affiliated Instructors have access to the Machida Karate Online system which features instructional videos, curriculum guidance and training programs. Additionally, all affiliated schools will have the opportunity to host seminars with the Machida family and participate in other networking opportunities.

THE USE OF MACHIDA KARATE BRAND AND NAME.
Machida Karate is a popular, dynamic and practical style of Karate for self-defense and combat effectiveness with a PROVEN record of success in professional MMA competition. Machida Karate is a great program to offer in your school that builds value and increases retention. Upon affiliation the Machida Karate Association gives you the right to use the MACHIDA KARATE name and logo to promote your school.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Your success is our success! The Machida Karate Association goal is to provide your school with a proven program and support system that will help you grow your school and reach more people in your community. The Machida Karate Association is committed to the collective success of its instructors, schools and all its students alike!

MODERN AND PROGRESSIVE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Machida Karate offers a modern teaching approach with emphasis on traditional techniques. Machida Karate also offers an objective and standardized method of rank advancement.

SCHOOL EXCLUSIVITY
Machida Karate Instructors are granted the exclusive right to use the MACHIDA KARATE name in the area where they operate. The exclusive territory extends four (4) miles in every direction from the school location.

WEBSITE LOCATION LISTING
MKA affiliate schools will be listed on the official Machida Karate website as official Machida Karate academies. Anyone looking for a Machida Karate instructor/school in their area will find your listing on the Machida Karate website. Affiliates are awarded MKA Certified Instructor and MKA Certified School certificates upon registration.

MKA INSTRUCTOR ALL ACCESS
A great perk of being a Machida Karate instructor is FREE training at any and all other MKA locations. Whether you are traveling or on vacation, having fellow MKA instructor to train with is a great privilege! Furthermore, MKA students can train at any school in the MKA Network without losing a beat or worrying about a difference in style or curriculum. Everyone benefits from with global alliance!

MACHIDA KARATE INSTRUCTOR RANK LISTING
All Machida Karate Instructors and black belts are listed on the Machida Karate website. This is a great way for MKA members to share their achievements with their friends and family.

Wholesale Discounts on MACHIDA KARATE Merchandize
A profitable pro-shop is a very important part any dojo. Students and their families wear Machida Karate shirts, hats and uniforms with pride helping promote the Machida Karate lifestyle in their communities. Affiliate schools have access to all Machida Karate products at wholesale prices!!

MACHIDA KARATE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Machida Karate Instructors must be certified by our association and are expected to participate in the Machida Karate Instructors Program. Certified instructors benefit from learning all the necessary techniques and teaching methods to uphold the quality standard of Machida Karate. Instructors who complete the certification program receive a Machida Karate Instructor Certificate.

MACHIDA KARATE INSTRUCTOR NETWORK
Affiliate Instructors have access to exclusive Machida Karate material online. Instructors are also are able to exchange ideas with other MKA instructors regarding techniques, curriculum, and business administration to ensure the success of their schools.