The Global Commission for Accreditation of Martial Arts.
While the historical and cultural foundations of the hundreds of styles of martial arts in the world vary greatly there is one component which is universal and shares commonality . This is the spiritual component. Perhaps more than anything else, this is the unifying principle, the common thread which unites the arts globally and draws individuals to them. At the highest levels of practice, one can find the bridge of spiritual convergence and unity manifesting as a major component of all arts. This is a recurrent theme in all, regardless of their origins. It is common to find Shaolin Masters tending to health challenges of their colleagues and/or students, high level Tai Chi masters using Taoist healing methodology to help address health issues of their colleagues and other high level Taoist & Jiu Jitsu masters heal, guide and counsel those who come for help or even become injured in the course of practice.
In advanced levels of martial arts practice it is common to see masters administering healing, counseling and spiritual guidance to others.
The healing world has progressed to what it is today as a variable of time tested and proven methodologies used through history. Those which have shown success have endured while other, less effective ones have either evolved or have been discarded. One of the most important foundations of the healing arts is the spiritual foundation. It is believed that most health imbalances begin to manifest at this level. In order to address this effectively many forms of counseling have been devised. Spiritual counseling is one of the most effective and time tested forms of such therapy. It has gained such validity recognition over the years that it has been incorporated into the world of medicine as an acknowledged , legitimate and even billable procedure. Today it is recognized and accepted as an essential medical service.
The Global Commission for Accreditation of Martial Arts is the accreditation body which has been created to bring this unity to the martial arts world and create a unified organization for the cadre of healers and spiritually attuned counselors within the arts by providing a home for all practitioners regardless of their style, methodology or cultural differences. Our members will consist of those who acknowledge and desire to become a part of the growing community of spiritually attuned healers and spiritual counselors within the martial arts community. Specialized training and certification credentialing has been made available within our community to enable qualified practitioners to become essential medical and health service providers, no different from others in the health care community.