WPMAF offers titles to individuals within martial arts independent of distinct martial art and federation affiliation. The basic requirement varies, and is mentioned behind every title. The titles are only connected to merit and an objective evaluation according to WPMAF criteria. This are honorary titles. All titles are awarded for free.
Seven titles are offered:
Supreme Grand Master (SGM):
Extraordinary high level within a martial art, world. Will be awarded a honorary Red belt 9 dan in related martial art.
International Grand master (IGM):
Highest level within a distinct martial art, internationally. Will be awarded a honorary Red belt 8 dan in related martial art.
Grand master (GM):
Highest level within a distinct martial art, nationally. Will be awarded a honorary Red belt 7 dan in related martial art.
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. Will be awarded a honorary Black belt 6 dan in related martial art.
WPMAF Master (WM):
A practitioner of martial arts that have achieved a high level and understanding
Candidate Master (CM):
Any black belt
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.
- Then follows some correspondence, and then the committee will decide.
- The Certificate will be sent to your address or awarded on a specific event
All titles are evaluated individually. The corresponding dan degree is a honorary dan degree that correspond to the awarded title according to the WPMAF title system.
The documentation – and evaluation process might take 3-6 months.
NB! Per today WPMAF does not have any external display of the awarded titles.