Rules & Regulations

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COUNCIL RULES AND BYE LAWS

  • No one individual member of the Board of Directors will have sole charge of the Council regardless of position within the Council 

  • All Board of Director members will have equal voice and voting powers 

  • The Board of Directors will run and organise the British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors equally 

  • The Board of Directors will be made up from the most senior instructors or their official representatives of each individual style, system, group or organisation. E.g. Senior Instructor, Chief Instructor, Master, Grand Master. Unless the individual style, system, group or organisations wishes to nominate a particular individual to represent them on the Council 

  • All bonifide Filipino Martial Arts Styles, Systems, Groups, Organisations and FMA Sporting Organisations will be recognised by the Council as equal in status 

  • No Biased, Politics or Slanderous comments will made towards any individual style, systems, group, organisation or individual who is a member of the Council 

  • No Biased, Politics or Slanderous comments will be made towards any individual style, systems, group, organisation or individual who is accepted as being a bonifide in the FMA as a whole, even if they are not part of the British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors 

  • Any fees taken on behalf of the Council for the purposes of the day to day administration costs of running the organisation shall be strictly voluntary or via any event or merchandising profits

  • No membership fees shall be taken on behalf of the Council 

  • All Council members shall aggressively defend against any biased, political or slanderous comments made towards any member of the Council or any bonifide style, systems, group, organisation recognised by the Council 

  • The British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors is a FREE, not for profit and non political organisation 

  • To promote both the Council and it’s members and the FMA as a whole in a good light whenever and wherever possible 

  • To treat all bonifide individuals, styles, systems, groups and organisations on an equal basis 

  • All members shall accept that their linage and background can be checked and authorised by the British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors or bodies outside of the British Council as we see fit 

  • Any member or candidate seen to be showing the Filipino martial arts in a bad light both past or present, or causing mistrust and or political unrest betweens individuals, styles, systems, groups or organisations both past and present will be refused membership to the Council 

  • Any individual can be refused membership to the British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors, if any member of the Board of Directors, The Philippines Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Masters or any other bonifide Body, Master and or Grand Master gives a bonifide objection and or reason as to why you should not have membership to the Council 

  • All membership to the British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors is subject to acceptance of all of the Board members 

  • Ordinary Membership to the Council of any individual can only be approved by the most senior instructor of that individual style, system, group, organisation represented on the Council 

  • To hold membership to the British Council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors an individual has to be of at least full instructor level or equivalent of a bonifide Filipino martial arts style, system, group or organisation 

  • All membership candidates to the Council must have a checkable linage, history which is traceable back to a bonifide Master, Grand Master, Style or System of Filipino Martial Arts 

  • Membership to the Board of Directors will only be allowed by a UNANIMOUS vote by the existing Board of Directors in favour for any individual candidate application, no exceptions will be made