United States Martial Arts Association
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The United States Martial Arts Association (USMAA) is a non-profit
organization first incorporated in 1995. To avoid the destructive effects of politics, the USMAA, like most not for profit
corporations, has a permanent Governing Board, which guides the policies of the USMAA.
The mission of the USMAA is to unify American Martial Arts in spirit by offering services and guidance to all Martial
Artists. These services include:
- A national and international seminar program to provide expert
instruction in the Martial Arts to all our members.
- Fair promotion systems for all Martial Arts, which is open and known to all.
- The finest Junior and Senior National Martial Arts and
Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Training Camp in the country.
- The most beautiful Life Membership and promotion certificates in the
- The support of coaches and athletes who aspire to national and
- The finest Martial Arts website in the world
- Our outstanding Martial Arts website:
The USMAA has published a series of books and videos on the Martial Arts, created by O-Sensei
Phil Porter and other experts. These include the "The 65 Throws of Kodokan Judo."
With more than 10,000 members, the USMAA is the center of American Martial Arts. It is the only
organization devoted to all Martial Arts without exception. We are the rallying point for all leaders, whatever
their arts, who are devoted to the true spirit of the Martial Arts and who wish the progress and prestige of the
Martial Arts to continue to grow.
Volunteer workers run the USMAA. The USMAA is not a
political group. A permanent three person Board of Governors governs the USMAA. The Board consists of: Dr. Michael Makoid,
Mr. Steven Jimerfield, and Mr. Ronald Treem. All governors serve without pay. The USMAA has several Boards of Directors
including Martial Arts Style planning and examinations, Administrative, and Regional Development Directors. To view the
USMAA Organization information:[Click Here]
The Founder of the USMAA was O-Sensei Phil Porter, 10th Dan in several Martial Arts and the most successful
coach in US Judo history. His biography may be viewed [Here]
In its first 15 years the USMAA grew to over 1,000 clubs, over 10,000 Life Members. The association represents hundreds
of different Martial Arts. Further information, DVDs, videos and books may be obtained by contacting the USMAA at the
mailing address or email address below.
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