Please note, all new membership applications can be sponsored and signed by IMAFD Official Representative IMAF has a long history deeply rooted in the Foundations of Martial Arts and Sports Fighting for the Hearing Impaired / Deaf.

Its founders were among some of selection who studied every day with creative arts such as Fitness, Judo, Karatedo, Iaido, Nihon Jujutsu, Kick Boxing, Brazilian Ju-jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Chinese Martial Arts and others.

The strength and credibility of the organization comes from its rich, unique heritage and dynamic international organization.

With all members throughout the world, the International Martial Arts Federation of the Deaf (I.M.A.F.D.) is one of the main institutions of martial arts around the world.

As home international certification, IMAFD seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of Martial Arts and Sports Fighting.

Membership is divided into three new categories:

(1) Regular   (2) Associate   (3) Affiliation

1) Regular Membership: this membership is open to anyone in possession of 1st dan or higher degrees as recognized by IMAFD.

2) Associate Membership: this membership is open to anyone in possession of 3rd dan or lower degrees as recognized by IMAFD.

3) The affiliate membership: this membership is open to all who have an interest in Martial Arts and wish to join IMAFD.


Registration of grades and tests, previous experience or demonstrated ability in Martial Arts or Combat Sports is not required.

As a non-profit organization, formally it recognized as a widespread IMAFD premier Martial Arts.

As a member of IMAFD, it becomes part of its rich tradition and heritage.

Also, your certifications of accomplishment will be recorded and recognized around the world.

For new members, please refer to the FAQ section carefully in addition to speaking with your instructor about the benefits of joining IMAFD.

If the Dojo / Gym or current instructor is not affiliated with IMAFD and want to learn more about the organization, please contact the IMAFD Affiliate office near you.

The application process is very simple and easy to complete. The application can be submitted by                Email or post. Please carefully read the instructions for each. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or processed.