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Welcome to S.R.M.A.A.!


Master Lee E. Dawson, Soshu Founder of the SRMAA and Seishin Ryu Karate Kokusai. The idea behind S.R.M.A.A. (Seishin Ryu Martial Arts Association), is to unite all of my students, past, present, (Locally, Nationally and World Wide) active and inactive, into one organization. S.R.M.A.A. is also to be a "service organization" for those who feel the need. School and Martial Artists who have, in one way or another lost their Instructor and/or Style Head, are discontent with there present organization (fees or practices), or just desire to become part of S.R.M.A.A. Unlike most organizations, you receive credibility, but few other benefits, our plan is to offer benefits, which if taken advantage of will far out weigh the annual fee.



My goal is to maintain a strict adherence to tradition in this organization and to give all Karate-ka a credible source for Martial Arts certification and training. This includes yearly training, testing and certification of Instructors and assistants.

Types of membership


Individual - Student of the Martial Arts in any Oriental Martial Arts System. Affiliate School - A Martial Arts School of any Oriental Martial Arts System or Style who's Instructor is a member of S.R.M.A.A. and the school meets the high standards set down by Soshu - organizationally and technically. Branch Dojo - A School under the Seishin Ryu Karate Kokusai Ltd., teaching the Seishin Ryu System of the Martial Arts. Life Time (Individual) - Those senior students of the Martial Arts are given the opportunity to become Life Long Members.



"Check with S.R.M.A.A. Honbu (Headquarters)"

Representatives and Directors


"Honbu is currently looking for qualified Representatives and Directors" NOTE: All officials of S.R.M.A.A. are expected to fully support the Association and Soshu, attend the Nationals and submit reports to the Honbu on a regular bases.

Style Representative


Represents a particular Martial Arts System from an Oriental Country, maintaining technical support and advise, etc.. Check Honbu for further details.

State/Provincial Director


Maintains general supervision, assistance, and recruitment throughout the this area. Receives compensation from membership fee of all new school and members. Check with Honbu for further details.

Regional Director


Maintains general supervision, assistance and recruitment over a selected region, several states/Providence. Check with Honbu for further details.

National Director


Maintains general supervision, assistance, recruitment and coordination of business throughout the Country, etc.. The National Director would be the highest authority in that country other than Master Lee E. Dawson, Soshu. Check with Honbu for further details.

How to Join


S.R.M.A.A., as mentioned, is open to all students and schools of the Oriental Martial Arts, who have high moral standards, no criminal record, is a good citizen and has a good reputation in their community. I know that you will be as excited about S.R.M.A.A. as I am once you join and take advantage of the many benefits. Check out the details and get involved. To join contact us by e-mail, telephone or mail/post: E-Mail - renshi2000@yahoo.com, Telephone: 1-319-404-2824, S.R.M.A.A. Honbu, 123 W. 7th Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA 50613

As a member of S.R.M.A.A., you will receive the following:


Here are the Benefits of Membership in S.R.M.A.A. Accessibility to Soshu - If you have questions technical or otherwise, you have direct access to the Founder/Director Master Lee E. Dawson, also the Chief Instructors and the Executive Board/Technical Committee (Style Representatives). Soshu holds seminars and workshops upon request. Easy contact by telephone, e-mail or post/mail.


Dissemination of Material - Training, Business, Manuals, Tournament Rules and Certification, Newsletters, etc.


Assistance - in Training, Teaching, Testing, Rank Promotion, Advertising and Business Management.


Receive Training in Sub-Arts - Seminar/Clinics, from Soshu and experts in other Martial Arts, Judo/Jujitsu, Kobudo, Serious Street Survival, Traditional Philosophy, etc.


Seishin Ryu Journal - "OSU," to keep up with what is going on and how your friends are doing, also special events and activities, Martial Arts articles, training information on History, Philosophy, Seishin Ryu Theory, (the Jitsu and the Do). The "Journal," will also include a break down of terminology, and much more to come in the future.


Seishin Ryu News Bulletins - to keep you in touch with events going on and coming up. "Seishin Ryu Bulletin"


Seishin Ryu Business Bulletin - distributed to Branch Dojos and S.R.M.A.A. Affiliates, giving information on promoting your business, advertising, financial information, seminars and so on. The business Bulletin will keep you on top of things and assist you in solving business and instructional problems.


Grand Nationals - Annual Awards Banquet (Special Awards presentation, Annual Grand Champions, etc.), Tournament, Executive meetings, Seminars.


Seishin Ryu Hall of Fame - Internationally recognized honors given to: Life Long Instructors, and Outstanding Martial Artists.


International Directory - Identifying Members, Affiliate Schools and a Referral System. "International Directory"


A free "S.R.M.A.A." Patch - (Beautiful 3" by 4" black, red and gold shoulder patch), per example at right, upon your membership. Members must purchase any additional patches, discounts available for schools of Seishin Ryu, and S.R.M.A.A affiliates.


Membership Card - to identify you as a student of S.R.M.A.A. and a member of S.R.M.A.A, showing your rank and registration number.


Discounts - 10% off Seminars, Private Lessons, Tournaments, promotions (and spectator fees), 5% off books and equipment, purchased through the Honbu. Notice: S.R.M.A.A Affiliate Schools can receive up to 40% off merchandise.


Monthly Seminars on subjects from Philosophy to Sparring. Guest Instructors will be present to cover areas from Pressure Points to Herbology.


Certification of Schools and Students not under the Seishin Ryu Style System will be able to receive training and Instructor's status, if so desired.


Rank Certification through S.R.M.A.A., can be obtained by Chief Instructors for themselves and their students, regardless of system or style. This is all done by Master Lee E. Dawson, 9th Dan personally.


Codify Tournament Rules - to insure fair and impartial judging and certification of judges and referees.


School Insurance - a must for every school of dojo. We are working on getting a much better rate than the individual school could purchase it for.


Reciprocation Policy - members moving to a new location of a licensed Seishin Ryu or S.R.M.A.A. School may continue, not losing rank (purgative of that Instructor), seniority or dues paid in advance (not more than six months if paid-up beyond that time).


Visiting S.R.M.A.A. Member - A S.R.M.A.A member in good standing may practice two times a month in S.R.M.A.A. Branch School (during regular classes at no cost) while visiting in their area, over fifty (50) miles from home dojo.


Training at Honbu - A S.R.M.A.A.member in good standing may practice two times a month at the S.R.M.A.A. Honbu in Cedar Falls, Iowa USA, (during regular classes and at no cost) regardless of school, system or distance from home school.