Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do Institute
1739 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040 973-508-0451
The Way Shotokan Karate-Do
Raleigh, NC 27616
Eric/Judy Blaize (919) 749-1166
Henry Graves Martial Arts Academy
425 Gaston Foster Rd.
The purpose of the American Federation of Martial Arts is to develop and popularize the spirit of Karate in the proper direction. We accomplish this purpose by prompting and strengthening friendly relations among its member organizations in all countries. We contribute to the perfection of the human character by promoting the advantage of world unification of all Empty Hand styles in the Martial Arts.
Although we live in an age for introduction of other Empty Hand styles, our purpose lies in the development of Karate. It is with this in mind that A.F.M A. concerns itself with promoting and organizing all major arts of Empty Hand, regardless of origin.
Black Belts should not limit themselves, but should be well rounded in the knowledge of other styles and systems. For example, when they are called on to judge forms locally and/or internationally, or for the experience of being prepared to teach and serve others.
A.F.M.A. is a non-profit organization and is empowered to exercise its charter in any Country of the World Benefits and services are available to all head instructors of any style or system. A.F.M.A. acknowledges that all instructors warrant the same respect due them by their martial arts peers. One of the unique benefits of A.F.M.A. is to be upgraded as a Sensei, and helped to grow and develop in one's own style. Many times Sensei Is lose their line of touch with their Masters, Sensei’s, etc., and find themselves, for whatever reasons, floundering for further knowledge. Head instructors will have the opportunity and resources in A.F.M.A. to complete any and all courses of study.