NMAA - National Martial Arts Association

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The National Martial Arts Association (USA) an organisation with no stylistic boundaries. Their belief is that martial artists must come together to train hard and yet still have fun, while at the same time learning from each other.

The principles of the NMAA are based upon those set forth by the late Soke Richard P. Baillargeon, founder of the National Karate Jiu-Jitsu Union; that all ranks and titles must be earned the old-fashioned way, through sweat and hard work.

Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Self Defense Training
  • Full Contact Sparring (with safety equip)
  • Point Sparring (with safety equip)
  • Kata Training
  • Kobudo Training
  • Rank Certification
  • Dojo/School Charters
  • Branch Chief in your style
  • Low membership and promotion fees

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The NMAA accepts all legitimate traditionally-based and modern martial arts styles from karatedo, taekwondo, jiujitsu, judo, aikido, MMA, kickboxing, Chinese arts and others.

The Chairman of the NMAA is Hanshi Gregory T. Johnson 8th Dan Kyokushinkai who is also the owner and Chief Instructor at the Southwest Academy of Kyokushinkai Karate in Chicago, Illinois. The board of directors of the NMAA include Hanshi and Shihan from across the USA, with decades of experience, with national and international Branch Chief's.

The NMAA provides quality black belt certificates and certifications, student rank certificates and certifications, black belt promotions, instructor certification, organization and Dojo charters, program and course content certification, and Association Patches. Membership is open to all styles, systems, and forms of Martial Arts. We are a "NO POLITICS" Association where rank is earned through years of dedicated training.

All certifications are validated and approved by our Internationally recognized Board of Directors. These directors are professional leaders within their own karate system or style of karate or martial art. We are committed to quality martial arts instruction, training, and rank recognition and certification.

If you are interested in joining a "NO POLITICS" association, for you, and/or your students, where membership fees, training and promotion certificates, are all at sensible prices, and where the most important part of membership is training and learning, then please contact us today at: or visit the NMAA website.

Courtesy Hanshi Gregory T. Johnson & the NMAA

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