AKKI Individual Membership Benefits 
 

When becoming a member of the American Kenpo Karate International association, you will attain a higher level of proficiency through innovation. You will also receive an unparalleled status in an organization that has an unquestionable commitment to its members. 

Following is a brief summary of just a few of the benefits of A.K.K.I. membership:

Member Dues & New Member Packet

The annual student membership fee is $25 for individuals*. As a new member you will receive the following welcome packet which includes:

  • A.K.K.I. Membership Arm Rocker Patch
  • A.K.K.I. Membership ID Card (front of card shown on the right)
  • A.K.K.I. Mission Statement
  • "Pursuit Towards Excellence in the New Millennium" - Article written by Paul Mills
  • "The Glass Practitioner" - Poem suitable for framing
  • "The Bamboo Circle"- Leadership statement, suitable for framing

*All students, 12 years and older, are required to sign up and renew annually

Instruction in Our Expanded Curriculum

All students in the association are taught the following material throughout the course of their training:

  • The A.K.K.I. Master Keys
  • Form 1, Form 2 and Form 3 (combines both the short & long forms and expands on them)
  • Explosive interactive internalization drills for empty hand, ground fighting, mass attack and weapons situations
  • Many new empty hand techniques which include "Darting Viper", "Descending Ram", "Divided Fury" and "Rising Thunder"
  • New empty hand terminology, principles, analogies, theories, concepts
  • New Knife curriculum - sets, techniques, concepts, principles, theories, forms and drills
  • New Club curriculum - sets, techniques, concepts, principles, theories, forms and drills
  • A.K.K.I. FORMS
    1. Form One (Introduction - Form - Conclusion)
    2. Form Two (Introduction - Form - Conclusion)
    3. Form Three (Introduction - Form - Conclusion)
    4. Forms Four – Five - Six
  • A.K.K.I. Universal Numbering System
  • Many new Knife techniques which include "Trapping Lance" (armed vs. armed) and "Intercepting the Lance" (empty hand vs. armed) an more
  • Many new Club techniques which include "Whipping Tempest" (armed vs. armed), "Eye of the Storm" (empty hand vs. armed), "Sheltering Storm" (armed vs. armed), "Protecting Storm" (armed vs. armed) and more
  • A.K.K.I. Sets (Empty Hand)
    1. Centerline
    2. Control Manipulation
    3. Finger (Base Level & Expanded Black Belt level with over 135 effective moves)
    4. Stance
    5. Trapping
    6. Two Man Energetic Conversion
    7. Universal (phase one & phase two)
  • A.K.K.I. Master Key Rhythmic Timing Patterns
  • A.K.K.I. Master Key Movement Patterns
  • A.K.K.I. Ground Fighting (long, medium & close ranges)

A.K.K.I. Weapons Systems - Knife & Club

  • 3 levels of the A.K.K.I. Club system (sets, forms, techniques, drills, terminology, principles, etc.) with corresponding patches and certificates
  • 3 Levels of the A.K.K.I. Knife system (sets, forms, techniques, drills, terminology, principles, etc.) with corresponding patches and certificates
  • Priority waiting status on newly available Paul Mills designed weapons including the "Master Dagger" and the 5 Mills Tactical Fighting Knives:
  1. Back-Up Neck Knife
  2. Folder
  3. CQB Knife
  4. Dagger
  5. Bowie

Internationally Recognized Certification

  • Advanced certification available for those that qualify
  • All Black Belts receive a beautifully designed A.K.K.I. International Diploma - with seal of authenticity
  • All members receive specially designed A.K.K.I. certificates at all INTERNATIONAL promotions immediately after every test up until 1st degree brown belt. These certificates all carry the A.K.K.I. seal of authenticity
  • All members receive specially designed A.K.K.I. international certificates at all LOCAL SCHOOL promotions immediately after every test up until 1st degree brown belt. These certificates all carry the A.K.K.I. seal of authenticity
  • Certification available in the (3) levels of the A.K.K.I. Knife system
  • Certification available in the (3) levels of the A.K.K.I. Club system
  • All current members receive annual ID cards with rank verification and membership status (new card issued with current rank at time of annual renewal)

National & International Testing Opportunities

  • International Black Belt testing at Las Vegas convention held every 6 Months as well as at regional examinations
  • Internationally recognized and standardized rank. This is to end questions of self promotion, favoritism, watered down standards for personal profit, or discrimination of any kind
  • Opportunities for instructors to progress toward higher rank through well defined prerequisites
  • A chance to experience the thunderous power and lightening speed of an A.K.K.I. technique line
  • Test with some of the most proficient Black Belts in American Kenpo today
  • Qualified A.K.K.I. International Testing Board consisting of high ranking Black Belts and previous students of Ed Parker
  • Test with people from all over the world. Members come from as far away as the Jersey Islands, England, Ireland, Spain and Holland to participate in our tests
  • An experience you will never forget

Participation in National & International Seminars

  • Open to all current members in good standing is the Las Vegas Convention held 2 times every year with specialized international certificates of participation. There are a minimum of 7 seminars at each camp to advance and accelerate your understanding and application of this art
  • Opportunities for participation in all International and national seminars and conventions conducted by A.K.K.I. officials
  • International & national seminars are all taught by either Mr. Mills, a Board of Directors member, a Regional Representatives, certified A.K.K.I. Instructor or a combination of both

Training Materials & Equipment

  • Access to the most up-to-date training methods, combat strategies and materials
  • Access to specially designed A.K.K.I. training weapons (club and knife)
  • Only current members have access to updated A.K.K.I. written materials including:
  1. Belt Requirement Manuals (Yellow - Black)
  2. Instructor Manuals (with technique themes and attacks)
  3. Knife Manuals (level 1 - level 3)
  4. Club Manuals (level 1 - level 3)
  5. Accelerator Kits

Exclusive A.K.K.I. Patches & Gear

Only members who are current and in good standing have the right to purchase and wear all A.K.K.I. patches and gear including:

  1. Crest Patch
  2. Universal Patch - the very first 3 dimensional universal patch to have  paths of motion!
  3. Knife Patches -3 levels 
  4. Las Vegas International Convention Flame Patch 
  5. City Patch - customized to your schools city name
  6. Evanston - 3 levels
  7. Name Patch
  8. T-shirts
  9. A.K.K.I. Jackets - with your name across the back (3 styles to choose from)
  10. Training clothing
  11. And much more!

As you can see, the American Kenpo Karate International Association has many things to offer. Come and experience the signature knowledge, power and speed of the A.K.K.I. that has made us one of the most progressive Martial Arts and associations to date. 

 
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