Since 1982, the Independent Karate Schools of America has been an association of Independent instructors from traditional stylists to more recently developed systems united together for education, information, safety, and protection of one's martial arts freedom and rights. Those who stand alone, teaching at their own clubs or Masters of their own systems need not feel like rebels. The IKSA offers seminars and workshops, black belt rank advancement, instructor’s certificate which includes the authority to issue rank on behalf of IKSA, international recognition of your rank, exposure to different styles of martial arts, newsletter, and internet exposure for your organization.
For information about joining the IKSA, see the Charter Member Instructor application page
Individual Membership is also available. For information about joining the IKSA as an Individual Member, see the Individual Member application page