On the meeting in WPMAF in november 2014 it were decided to award general titles within martial arts to persons that have some spesific merits. According to internal document 2014/11/012 “WPMAF offers titles to individuals within martial arts independent of distinct martial art and federation affiliation. The requirement for each rank varies, and is mentioned behind every title. The titles are only connected to merit and an objective evaluation according to WPMAF criteria. All titles are awarded for free.”
Further on it is important to understand that WPMAF have both the right and the duty to only award the title to candidates that fullfills the requierments. It is not ment to be a inflation in titles, but rather an independent institution offering this titulation. Since it have been a tendency that smaller independent federations titulates themself. All work within WPMAF are made volentary and free of charge.
Seven titles are offered:
Supreme Grand Master (SGM): Extraordinary high level within a martial art, world
International Grand master (IGM): Highest level within a distinct martial art, internationally
Grand master (GM): Highest level within a distinct martial art, nationally
International Master (IM): Winner of five international tournaments or giving seminars in five countries, but still not at the highest level within the martial art
WPMAF Master (WM): A practitioner of martial arts that have achieved a high level and understanding
Candidate Master (CM): Any black belt
Master (M): Any person that have a high level within a martial art without a kyudan system
How to obtain a WPMAF title?
Send us an e-mail with the following content:
- Explain who deserve this title and why.
- We will then send you a request for additional information for the evaluation process.
- After a little correspondence everything will work out.
- The Certificate will be sent to your address or awarded on a specific event
NB! WPMAF does not have any external display of the awarded titles.