Established in 1990 and recieved Non-Profit staus in 1992
A Non-Profit Corporation for the Further Enhancement of the Arts
501(c)(3) Fed I.D. # 33-0497420

October 02, 2020

As The Educational Martial Arts System (TEMAS) Licensed Schools continues to reach out into the world we make course adjustments in the training applications and the way we interact and instruct. TEMAS has adopted two training members certifications types as shown and described below:



This is a path of the applied martial skills and direct physical interaction with participating members. This type of training exercises the movement of individuals in practical application of self-defense, applied pressure and sparring through contact and interaction. Learning as a student you share individual's sensory interpretation and feedback.


This path is performing martial arts skills through direct or indirect interactive distant learning with little to no direct physical contact with participating members. This type of performing martial arts exercises and movements has individuals learn practical application of self-defense with no counter pressure applied and the absence of contact.

Performance based members may choose to actively participate in Applied Trainings ensuring their applied pressure and sparring through contact and interaction on their journey enabling them to achieve Applied Certification. Distance learning participants in programs may coordinate with TEMAS Certified Instructors and Masters to request these Applied Trainings either at a licensed school or by providing the necessary accommodations and travel for them.

Presentation of either TEMAS Applied Certificates or TEMAS Performance Certificates are solely approved and supplied by agreed upon qualifications pursuant to meeting the application of martial arts by the TEMAS Founding Master and/or Director of the TEMAS Testing Committee

Sparring- Physical interaction between two or more individuals using applied martial arts techniques in a non-prescribed order.

Thank you for being a part of the TEMAS family.

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