The World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the original martial root of martial arts through communication, exchange, and research; to promote through public events the diverse cultures inherent in martial arts; to make a positive impact on our society through teaching the core values of martial arts and educating people about their character building qualities.
Core values of martial arts: self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others, the nurturing of personal growth, benevolence towards others, and the practice of inclusion of all people and cultures as a means to building a whole and healthy society.
The WFMAF encourages all generations of people around the world, who are channeling their energy into a martial arts discipline, to support the mission of the WFMAF by embodying the core values of martial arts, and to illustrate these values in their family and the community.
The WFMAF recognizes diverse martial arts schools dedicated to training young people in their martial arts endeavors, and encourages them to reach out into their own communities to offer support, education, and programs that will enhance the healthy life-styles of individuals within the community.
At the heart of every true warrior is benevolence. They live the ideals of moral integrity and compassionate justice, and they come together in fellowship for humanitarian purposes. As true warriors, they have a sense of purpose to resolve conflicts through peaceful means and to make a positive impact in the society.
Expertise & Certifications
The World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) is built on the network and wealth of resources of our committees’ members, many of whom hold nationally and internationally recognized master level certification in their martial arts systems. With their shared expertise, the WFMAF is committed to providing our members, including students, masters, and organizations, with the highest standard of quality.
To serve the mission of the WFMAF, we provide membership certification for individuals, schools, and organizations, dan rank certification, judge certification, and instructor certification for black belt martial artists, and martial arts news, articles, videos, and events.
The World Fighting Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF) hosts and promotes annually premier events in the United States. The U.S. Open Martial Arts Championship is one of the few international level martial arts competition events in the New York metropolitan area, with beginner through elite competitors from around the world competing for medals and prizes. The WFMAF also organizes various martial arts seminars, workshops, and exhibitions.