Hi Took a little time out from the arts so I am doing some catching up. Last time I interacted with USMA was when Phil died. A great loss. At that time, there were a huge number of clubs and members with USMA. When I looked yesterday, there were just 3 clubs listed. To begin with, what happen to the other clubs and second, what happened to the other members? I paid for a Lifetime membership but do not see myself or my club listed. The same for all the other people I signed up with USMA. Could someone enlighten me?
Hi Kenneth and Billy,
You are both spot on, we are hard at work on phase 2 of the new site which will be all the information about member ranks, promotions, certificates etc. A full and interactive member/club database. The transition after O’Sensi passed lead to quite a few gaps in the records.
Please be patient, and get involved in the community features we have currently!
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.
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USMA National Office:
1000 Cordova Place, Suite 505
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (402) 250 4618
Executive Director L. Herschel: ExecutiveDirector@mararts.org