IMAC Testing, Registry, and Rank Recognition
International Martial Arts Council of America

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Testing and Registry

Testing and Promotion Fees

Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt)


Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt)


Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt)


Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt)


Godan (5th Degree Black Belt)


Rokudan (6th Degree Black Belt)


Shichidan (7th Degree Black Belt)


Hachidan (8th Degree Black Belt)


Kudan (9th Degree Black Belt)


Judan (10th Degree Black Belt)


All members seeking testing must contact IMAC directly and complete a rank application. Only those ready for testing will be allowed to advance in rank.

While each IMAC member school remains autonomous, having a student’s rank recognized by an international martial arts organization is a great source both of pride and retention.  It also assists students who may be moving or relocating by having their rank recognized by another martial arts school.

IMAC provides its member schools with the option of having their students issued IMAC certificates in addition to (or in lieu of) their own school’s rank certificates.  IMAC rank certificates are attractive, high quality certificates that are suitable for framing, and something your students will be proud of.

If you are an instructor who needs to advance, IMAC can assist here as well.  Based upon time and grade, as well as experience and skill, a panel of IMAC instructors can provide rank advancement as well as Instructor and Master Instructor certification.  

A Grandmaster’s Council is convened at every National Training Camp to facilitate instructor rank advancement.  For instructors who are unable to attend the NTC, IMAC can be contacted to arrange a limited number of instructor rank advancement panels during the year.

IMAC can also provide registration and recognition of current rank with proper documentation.

Registration of Current Rank (each)


Instructor Certificate


Master Instructor Certificate (5th Dan & up)