*All martial arts disciplines and events are organized by WorldMAC India
There have been many comments recently regarding the growing number of World Championships involving the martial arts, and an even greater number of people claiming to be World Champions. It appears there is now a World Championship almost every week in one country or another, which is a totally ludicrous situation.
The World Martial Arts Council spent a considerable time communicating with government officials of most countries, and in 1996 commissioned the writing of the ‘WorldMAC Games Charter’ and this is the intellectual property of the WorldMAC Foundation, as are the WorldMAC Games.
The WorldMAC Games Executive Board has now established the necessity of only one World Championship to include all competitive martial arts, and events relating to their associated cultures. These events will be staged annually on similar lines to the Olympic Games, and as the concept grows and develops, all competitors must have participated in regional and national tournaments within their own countries.
It is not possible for any person in any sport to attend an event, pay entry fees, and participate in any world event without going through an arduous selection process involving fully sanctioned qualifying stages at regional, state or county, and national levels. The WorldMAC Games Executive Board sanctions all qualifying events through the WMAC National Representatives in each country, which enables all competitors to progress through an internationally accepted selection process. To become a World Champion in any martial art entails competing against individuals from all countries, and not at a gathering of local martial arts clubs that offers worthless titles, usually at a high price in terms of travel, accommodation, and entry fees. All international organizations, regardless of size or martial arts involved, must register with the World Martial Arts Council in order to provide internationally approved selection programmes, competitions sanctioned by the WorldMAC Games Executive Board, and to implement procedures to raise sponsorship to cover the costs of participation, travel, and accommodation for all competitors and officials.
Continuing the quest to establish true world champions, the World Martial Arts Council will stage the WorldMAC Games in partnership with national governments, and it is important these events have the full support of all nations, their respective governments, every international martial arts federation, and all national martial arts official bodies that represent the various disciplines within their own countries. The World Martial Arts Council has conducted much research, established there is great interest in the concept of the WorldMAC Games amongst all government representatives for sport throughout the world, and many of these have pledged their support to the WMAC Executive Board. These events consist of competitions between martial arts practitioners in individual and team events, not between countries, and bring together competitors from all championships designated for such purpose by the respective National Committees whose entries have been accepted by the WMAC Executive Board, and that compete under the technical direction of the WorldMAC Alliance and the recognised associations concerned. The WorldMAC Games include separate competitions in all martial arts, and are staged specifically to determine real world martial arts champions that have competed against the very best from all participating countries. It is envisaged that eventually all competitors will be sponsored by National Committees through funding obtained from their governments and business communities.
The Second WorldMAC Games
India has been selected to host and stage the WorldMAC Games 2016, and prepatory meetings will now take place in Delhi to establish an Organizing Committee and dates for this spectacular event, which will probably take place in November 2016 to avoid the scorching summer season.