International Fighting Arts Federation
The member of this organization shall be any person advocating the Art in martial arts, reside within the jurisdiction of this organization, and be governed in
accordance with the policies of this constitution and its by-laws. The different classes of members, qualification for membership and members’ rights and
liabilities shall be set forth in the IFAF by-laws.
All members and affiliated schools shall be bound by this Constitution, and the Bylaws. All members are subject to the authority of this organization’s governing
body with respect to all Martial Art matters and any actions, which may have an effect on this organization.
Memberships shall consist of any individual or combination of the following:
- Individual registered member
- Black Belt registered member
- Affiliated School membership
- Affiliated Association/Federation membership
- Non martial artist member
Registered membership shall be opened to any individual of good character, good reputation and sound mind who has an interest in furthering his/her martial
arts as well as this organization.
least one registered IFAF Instructor. Such a school, once accepted, must uphold the constitution and by-laws which govern this organization.
- Registered membership shall be open to any individual who is enrolled in any affiliated school within this organization and any individual who is enrolled
in any affiliated Association within this organization.
- Non-martial artist membership shall be open to any individual who has rendered distinguished service to the general welfare of this organization.
- IFAF. affiliated school membership shall be open to any authentic martial arts school endorsed by this organization with five or more members and at
All Memberships are voted on by the board.
Application for membership shall be in the form prescribed in the by-laws of this organization and acceptance of the membership shall bind member to abide by
the constitution, by-laws, rules, regulations and policies that govern this organization. Members shall assist in the expansion, development and promotion of this
organization. Members shall exercise cooperation and trust with their instructor, fellow IFAF members, IFAF officials and the IFAF Director. Members shall
safeguard and promote all activities of this Association. IFAF members are directly responsible for ensuring that the IFAF is never used for any dishonest or any
immoral purpose. No member of this organization shall have, conduct or participate in demonstrations, tournaments or any public activity for monetary gain in
the name of this organization without express written permission of the IFAF Director. No member shall be allowed to instruct in this organization unless, said
member has obtained an Instructor's Certificate from this organization.
No part of the net earnings of the federation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its member, directors, officers or other private persons, except that
the federation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance
of the purposes set forth. No substantial part of the activities of the federation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence
legislation, and the federation shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of
any candidate for public office. The purposes of this federation do not include pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof. Consequently, none of its net
earnings shall insure to the benefit of any private member or individual; provided, however, that this provision shall not be construed so as to prevent reasonable
compensation for services actually rendered to this federation.
Upon the dissolution of the federation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the federation,
dispose of all of the assets of the federation exclusively for the purposes of the federation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and
operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, literary, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations
under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).