The USA Martial Arts Federation (USAMAF) is recognized worldwide as a leading organization in Martial Arts education. Offering training, rank, and certification in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, and Iaido, USAMAF is one of the largest traditional Martial Arts organizations in the United States!
About our Founder - Hanshi Roger A. Jarrett
9th Dan – Tae Kwon Do / Karate Do
9th Dan – Judo / Jujitsu
8th Dan – Iaido
7th Dan – Aikido
President and Chief Instructor for the:
USA Martial Arts Training Centers ( 22 schools nationwide)
USA Martial Arts Federation
Chong Shin Tae Kwon Do Karate Association
USA Aikido Association
USA Judo/Jujitsu Association
USA Iaido Shoshin Yama Ryu
International Iai Tate Do Federation
United International Martial Arts Federation
Senior Representative for the:
USA National Karate-Do Federation
USA Karate Federation
United States Jujitsu Federation
United States Traditional Kodokan Judo Federation
United States Martial Arts Association
Chudokai Aikido Federation International
International Yoshinkai Aikido Federation
World Kobudo Federation
World Tae Kwon Do Chang Moo Kwan
Pan American Karate Federation
World Karate Federation
Hanshi Jarrett has over 50 years of experience training, teaching, and competing in the martial arts. A former national Karate champion and All-American, he has trained numerous national and international Karate champions. Hanshi Jarrett has traveled throughout the world training, teaching, refereeing, and coaching.
Mr. Jarrett is a national and international Karate Referee for the United States. He holds a Pan American Referee license and World Karate Federation Judge (A) license. He has also served as coach for the USA Karate Team.
In August, 1997, Mr. Jarrett was inducted into the USA Karate Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio. He was awarded this honor because of his many contributions over the years to the Martial Arts in the United States. He was particularly honored for his work in getting Karate recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and getting Karate into the Pan American Olympic Games.
In September, 2006, Mr. Jarrett was appointed President of the USA National Karate-Do Federation which is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Sport Karate as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. Mr. Jarrett hosted the 2007 USA National Karate Championships in Charleston, WV. Over 4000 competitors participated for this event. Mr. Jarrett continues to host many major events in the Charleston area.
Master Jarrett gives demonstrations and motivational talks for schools, businesses, and churches throughout the country. He ran a series of self defense tips for WCHS TV8, which aired for a year on “Good Morning West Virginia”.
The USA Karate Hall of Fame selected Master Jarrett as the 2001 “Man of the Year.” He was also promoted to the rank of 8th Dan, Grandmaster.
In April 2013 Master Jarrett, after refusing the rank for over 3 years, he formally accepted the promotion to the rank of 9th Dan and the highest Martial Arts teaching license and title of Hanshi.
Jarrett Sensei has trained in traditional Aikido since 1974. He began his Aikido training with Fumio Toyoda Shihan. Mr. Jarrett served as the North Central Regional Director of the Aikido Association of America for many years. He is now a student under Kevin Blok Hanshi (9th Dan) and is Blok Sensei’s most senior black belt. Hanshi Blok, in September 2014, promoted Mr. Jarrett to the rank of Nanadan(7th Dan) and awarded him the title of Kyoshi in Aikido.
Jarrett Sensei is currently the President and Chief Instructor for the USA Aikido Association representing the Chudokai Aikido Federation International
Judo and Jujitsu Information:
Shihan Jarrett holds the rank of 8th Dan in both Judo and Jujitsu. He is a Life Member of the United States Judo Association (USJA) and is a Founding Life Member of the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF). He is the President and Chief Instructor of the USA Judo/Jujitsu Association, Vice-President of the USJJF, and Technical Chairman of the US Traditional Kodokan Judo Federation.
Jarrett Sensei holds the rank of 7th Dan in Iaido. He has studied many styles of Iaido, Iai Jitsu, and Ken Jitsu including Kashima Shinto Ryu, Katori Shinto Ryu, Omori Ryu, Eishin Ryu, etc. He is the President and Chief Instructor of the USA Iaido Shoshin Ryu. In June 2004, Shihan Kiyoshi Yamazaki retired his position as Chief Instructor of the International Iai Tate Do Federation to Shihan Jarrett.
Goals and Philosophy:
Master Jarrett goal is to constantly perfect his character through his Martial Arts and his Christian beliefs and to help others develop the confidence and focus to be the best that they can be, and enjoy this wonderful life that God has given us. He strives to teach the “True Spirit” of the Martial Arts with an open mind and a trusting heart.
“Believe in yourself and others will believe in you also.”