International Fighting Arts Federation
Article VI: Amendments/Ratifications
This constitution may be amended only at federation meetings with majority approval. All amendments shall take effect immediately.

Forms, are formalized sequence of movements which represent various attack and defense postures. These postures are based on idealized combat applications.
styles have different forms and in different orders the members must present the curriculum for testing purpose.

Criteria for judging the quality of a performance are:

  • absence of missteps
  • correct beginning and especially ending;
  • crispness and smoothness
  • correct speed and power
  • confidence
  • knowledge of application

American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate System Forms

Beginner Forms

  • White Belt: Basic Form 1
  • Yellow Belt: Basic Form 2, Basic Form 3
  • Green Belt:  Pinan 1
  • Purple Belt: Pinan 2, Single Stick Form
  • Blue Belt: Pinan 3, Bo Basics (Poking Striking, Blocking)

Intermediate Forms

  • Red Belt: Pinan 4,Bo Form (Shushi-no Kun)
  • Brown/Red: Pinan 5
  • Brown Belt: Bassai Dae, Bo Form (Cho Un No Kon)
  • Black/Brown Belt: Nunchuck Form 1

Advance Forms

  • 1st Dan:  Nai Han Ji, Bo Form (Saku-Gawa-No Kon)
  • 2nd Dan: Nai Han Ji 2, Jindo, Nunchuck Form 2
  • 3rd Dan: Nai Han Ji,  Ro Hi, Bo Form (Tsuken No Kon), Kama Form 1

Master Forms

  • 4th Dan: Kong San Kun, Sip Soo, Kama Form 2
  • 5th Dan: Wang Shu, SeiSan, Samuari Basics Form
  • 6th Dan: Jion, O Sip Sa Bu, Samurai intermediate Form
  • 7th Dan: Yang Tai Chi Form, UnSu, Samurai Master Form
  • 8th-10th Dan: No New Forms

There are many types of sparring. The following are used at the IFAF Headquarter's schools:
  • One-step
  • Free sparring:
  • Sport karate
  • Full-contact (no rules) street fighting

ARTICLE IX: Self Defense
Self-defense may consist of any logical means by which one person may ward off an attack. The type of attack may range from a simple wrist grab to a life and
death situation involving a weapon. All IFAF students involved in a promotional examination must demonstrate self-defense techniques. It is therefore required
that all
belt levels are taught these techniques.  IFAF Instructors may use any self-defense techniques that are practical (they must work for everybody, not just one or
two individuals).

Basic are the must important part of the system it comprises all the core techniques in the system.

Low Block, High Block, Inside Block, Outside Block, Knifehand Block, Back Hand Block, Pressing Hand Block,
Hooking Wrist Block, Bent Wrist Block, X Block, Augmented Forearm Block, Reverse Wedge Block,
Combined Heel Block, Crescent Kick Block, Cross Kick Block, Pressing Foot Block

Middle Punch, High Punch, Side Punch, Semi Circle Elbow Strike, Backfist Strike, Front Punch, Back Punch,Hook Punch, Uppercut Punch,  U Punch, Parallel
Punch, Hammerfist Strike
Front Knifehand Strike, Back Knifehand Strike,  Front Ridgehand Strike, Back Ridgehand Strike, Spinning Knifehand Strike,  Spinning Backfist Strike

Front Kick,  Roundhouse Kick,  Semi Circle Knee, Flying Knee, Side Kick, Reverse Side Kick, Ax Kick, Hook Kick, Reverse Hook Kick, Reverse Back Kick, Crescent
Kick, Reverse Crescent Kick
Jump Side Kick, Jump Front Kick, Jump Roundhouse Kick, Drop Roundhouse Kick, Drop Side Kick, Drop Reverse Hook Kick, Tornado Kick, Jump Reverse Hook
Kick, Machine Gun Kicks
Reverse Ax Kick,  Jump Reverse Back Kick, Jumping Reverse Side Kick, Pop Up Roundhouse Kick, Pop Up Hook Kick, 540 Hook Kick, Scissors  Kicks,  Jumping
Reverse Crescent Kick      

Front, Side, Back

Inside Hip Throw, Outside Hip Throw, Rear Hip Throw, Knee Reap Throw, Inner Thigh Reap Throw, Outer Reap Throw, Inner Reap Throw, Cross Reap Throw,
Foot Plant
Throw,  Side  Knee Strike Throw Spine Punch Throw, Clothesline Throw, Neck Throw Rear, Neck Hip Throw, Two Hand Reap Throw, Groin Trip Throw, Double
Scoop Throw,  
Single Scoop Throw Buttock Leg Throw,  Thigh Leg Lock Throw, Two Hand Shoulder Throw, One Hand Shoulder Throw,  Outside Shoulder Throw,  Inside
Shoulder Throw,
Outside Shoulder Wheel, E lbow Shoulder Wheel,  Biceps Blending Throw, Head Blending Throw, Chest Blending, One Hand Blending Throw Rear Blending
Outside Blending Throw,  360 Blending Throw, 180 Blending Throw,  Outside Wrist Throw, Inward Wrist Throw,  Passing Inward Wrist Throw

ARTICLE XI: Physical Fitness
Squats, Jump Rope, Wheel, Jumping Jacks, Lungs, Steam Engine, Push Up, Sit Up, Run, Front Splits, Side Splits

ARTICLE XII: IFAF Breaking Standard
Beginner: 1 Board
Intermediate: 2 Boards
Advanced: 3 Boards
Master: 4 Boards
Power Breaks: 5 Bricks

Yellow Belt: Elbow or Front Kick
Green Belt: HammerFist or Knifehand
Purple Belt: Side Kick
Blue Belt: Spinning Back Kick
Red Belt: 2 point break Reverse Punch/ Side Kick
Brown/ Red Belt: 2 point break Knifehand/ Spinning Back Kick
Brown Belt: Hook Kick
Black/Brown Belt: 2 point break Side kick Hook Kick Same leg
1st Dan: 2 point break any hand technique jump spinning back kick
2nd Dan: Jump Side / Reverse punch
3rd Dan: Jump Spinning Back Kick
4th Dan: Jump Spinning  Hook Kick
5th Dan: Scissors Kick/ Roundhouse Kick
6th Dan: Power Break with Bricks
7th-10th Dan: Demo

ARTICLE XI: Instructional Clinics and Promotional Reviews
Any IFAF Instructor of an affiliated school may request a Clinic or Promotional review, by sending the request to IFAF headquarters, c/o the Director. Once a date
has been set, the applying member must then submit the clinic and/or promotional review fee for each member. The minimum amount of students per clinic or
review shall be twenty-five (25) for each clinic or review. For each clinic, there will be a minimum guaranteed for the amount of $500.00. The IFAF member
requesting the clinic or promotional review will be required to pay for transportation to and from the Instructor’s Home of Record to the clinic site for the
instructor(s). The requesting IFAF member shall be required to pay for lodging at a motel / hotel of the visiting instructor(s) choice. If the instructor(s) come to
give a clinic, said instructor(s) shall also hold a promotional  review at no additional charge, (except the normal testing fee). Clinics (seminars) held within this
organization shall be conducted by IFAF Instructors of 2nd degree or above.

Article XII. General, Special, and Annual meetings            
Annual: Unless otherwise determined by the Board of Directors, the annual meeting of the International Fighting Arts Federation shall be held in the fall or
winter months.

Special: Special meetings of the International Fighting Arts Federation may be scheduled at the written request of 1/3 of the members of the Board of Directors. A
notice of such special meeting must be mailed no less than 45 days prior and shall include the time and location and purpose of such meeting. The time and
location of such meeting shall be established by the President.

Order of Business: At all meetings of the International Fighting Arts Federation, the following is the order of business:

  • Roll call of delegates;
  • Reading of minutes of preceding meeting;
  • Treasurer's report;
  • Budget approval;
  • Reports of Officers and Committees;
  • Unfinished business;
  • Action on proposed amendments (at Annual Meeting);
  • Election, installation, or appointment of officers, new members, delegates or representatives, if any;
  • New business;
  • Adjournment.

Quorum: At all meetings of the International Fighting Arts Federation a quorum consists of the voting members of the Board of Directors present.

Procedure: The current Robert's Rules of Order are the general rules of order except where they are in conflict with the Constitution and By-Laws of the
International Fighting Arts Federation, and in such cases, the latter prevails.

Agenda: The Executive Board shall hold an agenda meeting before each meeting of the Board of Directors and draw up the agenda for the annual meeting of the
Board of Directors. An affirmative vote of the majority of the Executive Board members shall suffice to approve matters for the agenda. The agenda meeting may
be held by mail, in which case, an affirmative vote of the majority of the Committee members answering shall suffice to approve matters for the agenda. Nothing
contained in this Article shall be deemed to vary requirements, set forth in the Constitution or elsewhere in these By-Laws, specifying procedures for
amendments to such documents or specifying the manner in which other specific actions, such as amendments to the related thereto.

Credentials: The officers of the Corporation shall act as a Committee on Credentials to determine the qualifications of each voting member. Each representative to
the Board of Directors must present to the
General Secretary their credentials, which shall include the full name and address of the representative, at least 30 days in advance of the Annual Meeting of the
Federation. No representative shall be eligible to vote at any meeting unless he or she be certified to that effect by the Committee on Credentials or admitted by a
majority of the votes cast by the duly accredited representatives to the Board of Directors. Certification shall remain in effect from annual meeting to annual
meeting unless removed in writing by letter signed by the appropriate officer for the Affiliated Martial Arts Organization or Affiliated member.

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