Hello everyone! I see allot of comments, but very few replies in this group. I searched this developing site and can not find the reason for changing this organization, from United States Martial Arts Association to World Wide Martial Arts Association. Why? Some wrote, “it makes sense,” but what about my current certificates, will they still be valid? Will I have to purchase new WWMAA certs? I never received a notice in my email box, shouldn’t someone have sent out an organizational email letting members know what is going on? With all the respect in the world, I’m Just asking!
The United States Martial Arts Association (USMAA) was created by Philip Porter in 1995. O-Sensei Porter continued to be the cornerstone of the association until August, 2011. The USMAA continues in the same spirit as outlined by O-Sensei Porter. The leaders of the association are dedicated martial artists who have incorporated the principles of Budo into their lives. The association is accepting of all martial arts styles, advocates fair and equitable ranks, and continues to provide the best training and leadership available. The association is a non-profit corporation.