We are NOT nor ever will be a 'governing' body, as I totally believe in no politics and freedom
However the SDF (by default) is already a multi styles body, but no-one really sees it that way, we are viewed as just self-defence not all martial arts
We have some incredible talent ranging from 9th Dans down in most arts, who we simply havent used to their full potentials
The SDF in fact has really come as far as it can, we have all the facilites in place for the SDF to perform its function as a self-defence/self-protection organisation.
with ASMAA, incorporating the SDF we have EVERY known style of martial art represented and will be working towards bringing people together without the 'sugar mountain' egotistical approach some (almost dictorship) organisations seem to be.
You know the thing Al .. "you cant train with them", "thats not our stuff" etc etc.. ad nauseum.
we are devising Coaching Awards for every style, so that there wil be some form of documentary proof that a person can TEACH and not just perform.
We will be providing workshops' all over the UK in MMA refereeing and judging, we will be bringing martial artists together and NOT keeping everyone segregated and so on
We already have several 7th, 8th & 9th Dans in most styles, and names like Trevor Roberts, Jamie O'Keefe and so on as members.
watch this space mate, this is going to be a renaissance in UK martial Arts
OOPS sorry Al, that has ended up like a blood AD.. my apologies mate
Last edited by Dave Turton on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:14 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : spelling mistakes)