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Article 1     Umbrella organizations-NMGCs

1.1    Umbrella organizations are national martial art games committees NMGCs recognized by the IMGC.

1.2   An NMGC shall have one or more martial art sports in its respective countriy as its members.

1.3     An NMGC shall have legal status from sports authorities of its respective countries.

1.4   An NMGC recognized by the IMGC shall have its own constitution/statutes made on the basis of the IMGC statutes.

1.5     The IMGC shall recognize one NMGC in a country.

1.6     The role of an NMGC

1.6.1 It shall organize national martial arts games with the participation of one or more martial art sports.

  Such games shall be conducted under IMGC rules.

1.6.2 It shall protect and promote the existence and activities of martial arts in their respective countries.

1.6.3  It shall select and send its national martial art teams to participate in the International Martial Art Games, Continental Martial Art Games and other Regional Martial Art Games sanctioned by IMGC.

1.6.4 NMGC is not a forum for the various martial art groups in its country to address their grievances and differences but an integration of martial artists in its respective country.

1.6.5 NMGC shall play an arbitrary role to achieve unification and reconciliation between the martial art groups in it.

1.6.6  The differences and grievances between the members in that country should be settled outside the NMGC by the respective sport authority or the court of law.

1.6.7 NMGC is not the martial art controlling body in its own country. It does not interfere into the administration, finance and individual activities of its members, unless there are criminal offences involved.

 

Article 2     Member Organizations

2.1    Qualification of the Member Organization

   Organizations to affiliate with the IMGC shall conform to Application Guideline for International Martial Arts Federations to be Membership of IMGC and followings:

2.2   Any international martial art organization shall have the following eligibilities to be a full member organization.

2.2.1  It shall have more than 20 umbrella bodies in two or more continents.

2.2.2  The martial art sport governing by it shall be disseminated over more than 20 countries (men) and 10 countries (women) in two or more continents.

2.2.3  It could provide a minimum of 15 national teams to participate in the International Martial Art Games, with minimum 100 competitors.

2.3  International martial art organizations which do not comply with the criteria for full membership shall be associate member organizations.

2.3.1 The associate member organization that has been joining in the International Martial Art Games successively and reached the criteria for full membership of IMGC is eligible to apply for full member organization of IMGC.

2.3.2 The associate member organization has to demonstrate its martial art sport in IMGs.

2.4    The IMGC can admit more than one international federation for each martial art category in its membership.

2.5    Right of member organizations

2.5.1 Any member organization can join any internationally recognized sports governing body according to its own will.

2.5.2 Unless any member organization, affiliated with other international sport governing body, submits its withdrawal from the IMGC, it shall remain still as a member organization of the IMGC.

2.6    Role of a member organization

   A member organization shall be obliged;

2.6.1 to establish and enforce a set of competition rules for each martial art which can be acceptable by all the groups concerned, if there are more than 1(one) international federations of the same martial art category.

2.6.2 to assume the responsibility of technical control and for the direction of their martial art sports at the International Martial Art Games.

2.6.3 to enroll its respective National Governing Bodies into the  NMGCs of those NGBs countries.

2.6.4 In case no NMGC is found in a particular country, then the member IF should be encouraged to form the NMGC for that country.

 

Article 3     Congress

3.1 Chairperson

3.1.1 The Congress shall be presided by the President.

3.1.2 In the event that the President is absent, unable or unwilling to preside under any circumstances, he may appoint another Executive Board member to preside over the meeting.

3.1.3 In the event that the President may not appoint an acting chairperson under any circumstances, the Executive Board shall select one of its members to preside for the duration of the meeting as Chairman.

3.2    The Agenda for the Congress (other than Extraordinary Congress) shall contain the following items:

a)     Opening of the meeting,

b)     Roll Call (by the Secretary General for late-comers, registrations having been completed earlier),

c)      Adoption of the agenda,

d)     Presidents address,

e)     Approval of the Minutes of the previous meeting,

f)       Activity Reports,

g)     Financial matters(balance sheet, accounts, auditing report, budget)

h)     Recognition of umbrella NMGCs and new membership applications

i)        Voting and Elections (if applicable),

j)        Date and place of International Martial Arts Games (IMG),

k)     Any other matters,

l)        Date and place of next congress

3.3    Preparation for the Congress

3.3.1 Administrative work on organizing a Congress shall be done under the direction of the President or his/her deputy.

3.3.2 At least 3 months before the date of the opening of the Congress, the HQ shall send a formal call to the congress to all Members with the notice stipulated that any Member willing to add a new item on the agenda must submit it to the HQ no later than 2 months prior to the meeting.

3.3.3 At least 1 month before the congress meets. The HQ shall circulate the agenda, together with the activity report and any other relevant document.

3.3.4 The HQ shall consider the suggestions from the Members and submits it to the EB and the President or his/her deputy for their approval.

 

Article 4     Executive Board

4.1     The executive board shall meet once or more in a year.

4.2     The date and place of the executive board shall be decided not later than 3 (three) months prior to the meeting.

4.3     The Headquarters shall notify the date and place for the Executive Board Meeting to the Executive Board Members at least 2 (two) months prior to the meeting immediately after its confirmation.

4.4     The quorum of the Executive Board meeting shall be more than half of the Executive Board members.

4.5     Presiding EB

4.5.1  The President presides over the EB.

4.5.2  In the event that the President is unable to preside the meeting under any circumstances, the senior vice president authorized by the president presides over the meeting.

 

Article 5     Commissions

5.1     Verification and Ethics Commission

5.1.1 It shall inquire into the membership applications of the IFs and deliberate on the matters of their affiliation according to the Statutes and Bye-laws of IMGC.

5.1.2 It shall verify the qualifications of the delegates of IFs and NMGCs and corroborate the validity of the proxy, participating to the General Assembly and other martial art events which call for any adoption of resolution.

5.1.3  It shall suggest its opinion on the verification of a full member and the qualification of full member to any associate member organization according to its activities.

5.1.4  It shall protect the Statutes of the IMGC and the regulations of the Commissions.

5.1.5 It shall investigate the infringements against the Statutes or the rules and regulations of the Commissions by individual or organizational members and it has the authority to decide on the mode of punishment to the guilty party/parties concerned and bring forward such cases to the President and the Executive Board for the final decision.

5.1.6  It shall investigate into individual or member organization if it is found that they may have committed criminals that may tarnish the name of IMGC and its members.

5.2     Competition Commission

5.2.1  It shall decide the event categories of IMG and draw up plan for the Games and summit it to the Executive Board for the final decision of the Congress.

5.2.2  It shall control and run the International Martial Arts Games, to be held periodically and coordinate the other international games sanctioned by the IMGC as well.

5.2.3  It shall examine the umpire rules of respective categories of the event and adopt it under the consent of the Congress. In case there is more than one organization in any particular martial art, then the Competition Commission shall encourage its members concerned to compromise the differences in the tournament and umpire rules if any. The parties concerned are advised to modify harmonious version of the rules that can be acceptable by most of all the parties. The plan shall be submitted to the Executive Board and the Congress.

5.3     Umpire Commission

5.3.1  It shall officiate in the IMG and other international games which was captioned by IMGC.

5.3.1  It shall examine the umpire rules of respective categories of the event and adopt it under the consent of the Congress. In case there is more than one organization in any particular martial art, then the Competition Commission shall encourage its members concerned to compromise the differences in the tournament and umpire rules if any. The parties concerned are advised to modify harmonious version of the rules that can be acceptable by most of all the parties. The plan shall be submitted to the Executive Board and the Congress.

5.4     Information Commission

5.4.1  It shall be responsible for the propaganda of the IMGC information and news through books, internet, radio and TV etc.

5.4.2  It shall be responsible for providing the news Medias, international organizations and Governments with the correct information to introduce IMGC for clear understanding.

5.4.3 It shall be responsible for negotiations with the competent broadcasting companies for reporting of the IMGs. The final choice of the broadcasting company to be selected shall be determined by the President.

5.5     Finance and Marketing Commission

5.5.1  It shall represent the IMGC in all commercial rights and related matters.

5.5.2  It shall transact business and make a contract on behalf of IMGC with the approval of the President, who may sign a contract if required by the counterparts.

 

Article 6     International Martial Arts Games

6.1     Organisation of the International Martial Arts Games

6.1.1  The International Martial art Games is the Martial art sports Event in which the athletes at the age of adult take part for competition and demonstration.

6.1.2  The International Martial Arts Games shall be organised every 2 years.

6.1.3  Duration of the International Martial Arts Games shall not exceed 10 days.

6.1.4  Various activities on martial arts during IMGs shall be arranged with the consensus of the EB or Congress.

6.2     Others on the IMGs shall follow Book of guide on organization of International Martial Arts Games.

 

Article 7     Notices

7.1     A notice or notification to a member shall be deemed to have been properly delivered provided it was sent by registered delivery to the last address of which that member informed the HQ.

7.2     Notification regarding suspension, expulsion or dissolution shall always be sent by registered delivery.