INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PERFORMANCES
PROMOTING POSITIVE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THROUGH TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS

The American Martial Arts Institute strongly believes that traditional martial arts can serve as a means of communication that transcends language barriers and crosses cultures. The martial arts are a universal language that can bring diverse peoples together. We also believe that traditional martial artists have a responsibility to represent their community and country to promote positive relationships and strengthen society as a whole by serving as leaders and role models. With these concepts in mind, the American Martial Arts Institute has chosen to taken an active role in the world by organizing international performances and goodwill tours across the country and around the world. A nation's leaders are seen and heard, but it is the efforts of its individual citizens that represent a culture's values, strengths, and ideals everywhere they go. Below are some of our school's trips and performances. We are proud to continue to plan future trips and make friends around the world through the powerful tool of traditional martial arts.

China
On
December 2, 1994 the China-America Team became the first American Team Exhibitions for the People's Republic of china. They carried letters from President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and many other Senators and Congressmen. The hopes were to demonstrate good will and American friendship to the people of China through the common interest of the martial arts.

Russia
In 1996, the International College of Martial Arts in Europe invited the world to come to St. Petersburg Russia to share in the knowledge of the martial arts cultural differences and ideas.

Japan
In 2002
, the American-Japanese Goodwill tour and American Iaido Team visited Japan to exchange knowledge and develop good international relationships.

Australia

In 2005, 28 American Martial Arts Institute instructors, black belt students, and guests participated in a cultural exchange tour of Australia. The exchange took place between the American Martial Arts Institute and the International Martial Arts Alliance of Australia.

Italy
In 2008, instructors and black belt students from the American Martial Arts Institute trained in performed in Italy. The American delegation and their guests also had the opportunity to visit many historic, meet with Italian martial artists, and much more.


Caribbean
In 2013, instructors and black belt students from the American Martial Arts Institute accompanied Grandmaster Crandall on a 10 day training cruise to the caribbean with stops at Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Saint Maarten, and Haiti. Learn more about the training, shore excursions, and special presentations.

20th Anniversary: Caribbean Martial Arts Training Cruise
In 2016, instructors and black belt students from the American Martial Arts Institute accompanied Grandmaster Crandall on a 10 day training cruise to the caribbean with stops at Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Saint Maarten, and Haiti. Learn more.

American Martial Arts Institute black belts and instructors have also competed and performed in numerous national and international tournaments and competitions over the years. As a traditional school, we rarely attend outside tournaments, but from time-to-time, our instructors represent the school and style in competition.