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Certification and Rank in YOUR Chosen Style!


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The DOJO-Academy of Martial Arts Graphic Arts Department is among the finest in the world. If you have a logo or school design in mind for your Dojo, we can help you make it a reality.

The tradition of certification began in ancient China where patients would write a testimonial to the physicians who healed them. These would be posted on the clinic walls for all to see as validation of the doctor's skill. Later on, contestants in "death matches" between masters signed documents as waivers in the event they were killed or crippled so their opponents could not be held accountable. These "death warrants" would then be displayed in the training hall of the victor.

Your school's certificate should reflect the goals and aspirations of your chosen art, using the symbols that represent the spirit and tradition of your system. Your signature is your endorsement and recognition of your student's level of skill and ability, not to be awarded lightly, only to those who are worthy. If you have a logo or if you are sanctioned to use those of your Sensei or style, we can help you design an award that your students will proud to display. If not, we can help you create one.


Many years ago, the U.S. Department of Education created an educational standard known as CLEP, the Credit for Life Experience Program, whereby applicants could receive certification or diplomas from accredited institutions based on what they had learned in life that might have been denied them by circumstance or opportunity.

This program was designed to recognize skill and ability gained through patient practice, personal experience and time-in-grade, the true meaning of the Chinese term "kung fu," so that all might participate and contribute according to their resources and inclination. The Great Work is sharing this knowledge with others.

  • If you have ever served in the U.S. Military and been trained in Hand-to-Hand Combat you deserve a certificate that says so.
  • If you trained at many Dojo and learned many techniques but were never graded in a style or system; if you were never ranked or denied rank because of political issues; if your awards or Black Belt Certificate were lost or stolen; we can help.
  • If you are a student of an Eclectic, Street Fighting or Free Style Martial Art we will certify your style and rank.
  • If you are trained in Basic Self-Defense or Women’s Self-Defense, you can be certified as an Instructor. If you are not trained, we can train you.
  • If you are a healer with experience in Reiki or Kuatsu and need credentials to minister and teach, we can provide them.
  • If you practice Kung Fu, Tai Chi, or Yoga our staff Sifu and Guru can validate your style and level of skill.
  • If you have a Teacher to whom you would like to express your gratitude, we offer our awards program.
  • If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you can become a member of American Home Guard Baker Street Irregulars.
  • If you have developed your own martial arts system and would like to be recognized as its creator, we can use or design your Logo and produce a Certificate you will be proud to display in your Dojo or Training Hall.
  • If you trained as a Ninja but were never awarded certification or credentials, or wish to join forces with Ashida Kim and be recognized as a Free Lance Ninja Agent of the House of Koga, like dozens of others all over the world.
  • If you wish to become a member of the International Fighting Arts Association and Original Black Dragon Fighting Society who sponsored the 1975 Bloodsport Kumite that made Frank Dux famous, you may submit applications here.

These Memberships identify the Bearer as a Certified Martial Artist of Specified Name, Rank, and Style, Registered "on file" with our Martial Arts Fraternity designated on your Official Membership Certification and placed in your Permanent Record with our Fellowship so that your Credentials can be validated, verified, or confirmed with our Central Office upon request. If you wish, you may include a photo and copies of any previous certificates you want as part of your resume. In some countries, like the UK and Australia, such proof of membership and a Dojo affiliation are required merely to buy or carry practice weapons for training purposes, even more so for self-defense!

Contact DOJO-Academy of Martial Arts to design and produce YOUR Certification and Awards TODAY!

DOJO-Academy of Martial Arts

DOJO-Academy of Martial Arts is an internationally famous martial arts fraternity dedicated to the Fighting and Health Systems of Gung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan, Kempo, Hsing-i, Pa-Kua, Shaolin Temple Boxing, Shotokan, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Isshin-ryu, Shorinji, Gojo, Wado-ryu, Ninjitsu, Jui-Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, Wu Shu, Jeet Kune Do, and American Eclectic Karate. American Home Guard members are also skilled and trained in the Art of Commando Warfare, Survival Skills and Anti-Terrorist Operations.

DOJO-Awards Program

Teachers have great power. The power to spark imagination and dreams, to help others grow, and grow themselves in the process. They teach skills and ideas that last a lifetime and guide minds, young or old, on a personal quest to change their lives for the better. Thus helping to shape the future by setting a good example and helping others.

There is no more noble cause than this.

If you have a Sensei or teacher you would like to honor, the DOJO Awards program offers the following certifications:

  • Bruce Lee Award
  • Wong Fei Hung Award
  • Ed Parker-Kempo Award
  • Martial Arts Spirit Award
  • Bruce Tegner-Pioneer Award
  • World's Finest Martial Artist Award
  • Custom Designed Awards

These Awards are a complimentary service initiated so that students might express their gratitude, respect, and admiration for those Sensei who have truly performed above and beyond the normal call of martial arts instruction and achieved a level of skill and understanding that enables them to shine in the eyes of those who come to learn from them. These accolades are not granted lightly nor without sufficient petition and documentation of the individual’s service and contribution. The process is much like that used in military organizations for suggesting commendations, letters of merit, or medals for bravery and valor. The customary procedure is for students of a Dojo to sign the certificate and present it to their Sensei in a formal or informal ceremony.

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Custom-Made Certifications | $55.00
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