Membership Options

Free Students

Any and All students can learn the CMATOS system for FREE using the information and videos on the CMATOS website. However, if students wish to certify their skill within the CMATOS system, the following fee structure applies. We do want the CMATOS system to be spread as wide as possible and are willing to work with dedicated students to achieve your rank. Please contact us for more information and possible reduced rates and payment plans based on financial need.

Distance Review Options

  • Personalized Coaching via Skype – $75 for 30 minute session
  • Formal Technique Video Review – $20 per 5 minutes of video being reviewed
  • Initial Ranking Review – Same cost as Rank Testing Fee below.
  • Email/Text Coaching/Informal Video Review – FREE we want all our students to succeed, so feel free to email us or contact us via Facebook or Instant Messenger with any questions you may have about the style and we will respond as the bandwidth becomes available.

Distance Learning Options (these fees are only for students enrolled in the annual distance learning curriculum)

Students who participate in the distance learning option are given significant discounts on testing, consultation, and ranking. The annual fee is used as a commitment by the student to ensure they continue their training for the 12 month period. Because we want as many students as possible to access this option, we do work with payment plans and discounts based on personal financial situations. Please contact us for more information.

  • Initial Interview Fee – $75
  • Initial Ranking Review (for students seeking rank in the CMATOS system from other compatible systems)
    • $50 Under Belts
    • $100 Black Belts
  • CMATOS Annual Distance Learning Membership Dues – $250
  • Formal Technique Video Reviews – $5 (any length video)
  • Monthly or Bi-weekly Coaching Via Skype – $10
  • Belt Testing – $25 (Black belt testing must be done in person with a $125 fee plus travel expenses in addition to the standard testing fees).

Rank Testing Fee (Video Review or In Person Testing)

The fees for rank testing include instructor time and critique and feedback. These fees are non-refundable. Please speak with your instructor prior to testing to asses your readiness to test to avoid additional testing fees for failed tests.

  • Under Black Belt Ranks – $50
  • Black Belt Ranks – $100
  • In person testing fee addition (required for all black belt and instructor tests) – $250 (All travel expenses are paid by the students – if you require us to come to you, you would be also responsible for those travel expenses incurred getting to your location). Please contact us for more information.

Rank Belts and Certificates

Rank belts and certificates are NOT included in the rank testing fee. Once you successfully pass to the next rank, you will be listed on our CMATOS Family tree with your updated rank. If you wish to purchase an official CMATOS embroidered belt or rank certificate you can do so here.

Affiliation Membership Dues (Annual)

Because we are affiliated with several parent organizations, students within the system who wish to be affiliated with our parent affiliations must pay an annual membership fee to these organizations to maintain ranking history within our affiliated organizations.

NOTE: These are subject to change based on the affiliated organization, please contact us for the latest fees associated with the affiliations.

This is NOT required for students who do not desire rank or affiliation with our parent affiliated organizations.

  • Under Belt Ranks – $184
  • Black Belt Ranks – $254

Rank Certification Fees (After testing successfully passed)

These fees are paid directly to our affiliated organizations to update rank within their databases. For students who only wish to rank within CMATOS and do not desire rank recognition with our affiliated parent organizations, these fees are NOT required.

NOTE: These are subject to change based on the affiliated organization, please contact us for the latest fees associated with the affiliations.

  • Under Black Belt Ranks – $145
  • Black Belt Ranks
    • Shodan (初段) – $650
    • Nidan (弐段) – $750
    • Sandan (参段) – $825
    • Yondan (四段) – $900
    • Godan (五段) – $1000
    • Rokudan (六段) – $1125
    • Shichidan (七段) – $1250
    • Hachidan (八段) – $1700

Instructor Certification Fees

In order to be certified as an instructor, you must be at least a 2nd degree black belt, and satisfy additional requirements, including time in rank, teaching experience, and others. Please contact us ahead of time for an independent consultation to determine instructor status readiness.

NOTE: These are subject to change based on the affiliated organization, please contact us for the latest fees associated with the affiliations.

  • Affiliation Fees – $375
  • Instructor Certification Video Review – $300
  • Instructor Certification In Person Test – $500
  • Instructor Rank Up Certification Review (From one instructor level to the next) – $500

School Affiliation

If an instructor wishes to open up their own school, the following school affiliation fees apply. The instructor must be in good standing with both CMATOS and our parent affiliations, must possess certified rank from both us and our parent affiliations, and possess certified instructor status from us and our parent affiliations.

NOTE: These are subject to change based on the affiliated organization, please contact us for the latest fees associated with the affiliations.

  • Affiliation School Registration Fees (Annual) – $610
  • CMATOS School Registration Fees (Annual) – $250

Bring a Friend Referral Program

Refer 10 students to us, who sign up for the annual distance learning program, and pay their membership fee – get your annual fee, any fees for CMATOS testing (excluding onsite), coaching, or reviews waived for 12 months. Every 10 students you refer to us and pays their membership fee gets you an additional 12 months of free distance learning support. This does not cover certificate cost, belt cost, or affiliation membership or affiliation rank advancement fees. Maximum 24 months free at any given time. Restrictions and exclusions apply. Contact us for more information.

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