50+ Years Of Martial Arts Excellence - Founded 1969
Valid for 12 months from date of issue. Renewable online.
Valid for LIFE - no renewals, no reminders, no expiration.
All membership fees are payable by Paypal.
Once your membership is processed and approved you will receive your membership package.
You've worked for years and take pride in the rank you've earned. The last thing you want is to think that the organization you're a member of is simply selling membership or worse - rank.
This WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE!
Every effort is taken to verify and validate ranks.
A member can ask that their rank be recognized. Unlike other groups we do not automatically accept ranks when accepting membership. Membership documents show no mention of rank. We do this to ensure we have the time to thoroughly vet information provided.
For students or instructors who are members of the USBBF, the USBBF rank system provides procedures for homologation, verification, and validation.
Homologation is the issuance of USBBF credentials for specific martial art rank possessed by a current member when that rank has been issued by a recognized martial art organization.
Validation is the examination of a current member to obtain USBBF credentials for a martial art rank issued by an unrecognized martial arts organization, or for which no credentials are possessed. Validation is rare these days, but it does come into play.
Verification goes without saying and needs little explanation. Gone are the days of long distance fees and long waits for mail deliveries.
Once an instructors rank has been accepted, their students ranks are automatically accepted within established guidelines.
Black Belt members without current instructors (independents) may work with the USBBF towards advancement. Previous USBBF ranking boards have been conducted nationwide.
Apply for International recognition for your rank, and the years you've dedicated to the Arts with one of the oldest and most prestigious Martial Arts Organizations.
No matter the setting or student count, you're school is a source of tradition and pride. Associate your school and take your place in a legacy going back to the first schools in the US.
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