Cha Yun-do (CYD) is the primary discipline taught in all CMAF schools.
Certified instructors of Cha Yun-do must be trained by their Chief Instructor and presented for approval to Master of the Art. Approval and certification may be had by the prospective instructor following the completion of the CYD instructor program or by having attained the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Cha Yun-do.
Students may assist the instructor but only in the most basic of drills and techniques, and then, only when the instructor is present.
This instructor program demands an understanding of Cha Yun-do and an understanding of traditional arts and their relationship with the Bible. Each prospective instructor must sign a Christian statement of faith in order to enter the instructor program.
Candidates for the instructor program will also be screened through the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) before their acceptance into the program by their Chief Instructor.
You ask “How do I know if my instructor, who is teaching Cha Yun-do has the right to do so?”
All CMAF schools Cha Yun-do are listed here on this website. Only these schools are considered CMAF schools or programs. Only these may legally teach the Art of Cha Yun-do. (We hope to shortly have a page for all our instructors, at all levels.)
If a school is not listed on the "CMAF School Locations" page, it is not a CMAF school and the Art of Cha Yun-do may not be used. (Please see the "Copyright" page.)
As a last caution, not all Christian schools are a part of CMAF nor are they qualified or allowed to teach Cha Yun-do as their discipline, nor are some even "Christian." “Click” over to our page labeled “Christian Martial Arts.” There is a list of items of which you should be aware. It is a cursory, incomplete checklist of what to look for in a proper instructor and a Christian school.
Whether a CMAF/Cha Yun-do school or not, if the person you are considering training under does not meet these basic standards nor have the proper hardcopy, written, signed and documented certificates and credentials, beware.
If the instructors do not meet the basics on this page as well as on the page titled "Christian Martial Arts," they cannot be instructors for the Christian Martial Arts Fellowship.