Membership is open to all black belt instructors and their students who meet our qualifications. Having said that, we are not a “mail-order” organization. The majority of our members are practioners in the direct lineage of Keith D. Yates. However we have, on occasion, accepted applicants from other, legitimate backgrounds. To be so considered you must contact us and arrange for a personal interview and training session. This is usually conducted in a Dallas area location although Mr. Yates or Mr. Michael Proctor (head of our Japanese division) can be brought in to evaluate your situation.