World International Martial Arts Association & Organization

(d) REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS Any or all of the Directors may be removed with or without cause by vote of a majority vote at a special meeting of members called for that purpose.

 

(e) NEWLY CREATED DIRECTORSHIP The number of Directors may be increased by amendment of these by-laws, by the affirmative vote of a majority in interest of the members, at the annual meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose, and by like vote the additional Directors may be chosen at such meeting to hold office until the next annual election and until their successors are elected and qualify.

(f) RESIGNATION A Director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board, the President or the Secretary of the WIMAAO Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation shall take effect upon receipt thereof by the Board of such officer, and the acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

(g) QUORUM OF DIRECTORS A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(h) PLACE AND TIME OF BOARD MEETING The Board may hold its meeting at the office of the WIMAAO or at such other places, as it may from time to time determine.

(i) NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD A regular annual meeting of the Board may be held without notice at such time and place as it shall from time to time determine. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon notice to the Directors and may be called by the President upon three(3) days notice to each Director either personally or by mail or by wire; special meetings shall be called by the President or by the Secretary in a like manner on written request of two (2) Directors. Notice of a meeting need not be given to any Director who submits a waiver of notice whether before or after the meeting or who attends the meeting without protesting prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice to him.

(j) REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING A regular annual meeting of the Board shall be held immediately following the annual General meeting  at the place of such annual meeting of the members.

(k) EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMITTEES The Board, by resolution, may designate two (2) or more of their members to any committee. To the extent provided in said resolution, or these by-laws, said committee shall exercise the powers of the Board, concerning the management of the business of the Wimaao.

(l) COMPENSATION No compensation shall be paid to Directors, as such, for their services, but by resolution of the Board, a fixed sum and expenses for actual attendance, at each regular or special meeting of the Board may be authorised. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the wimaao in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.

 

2. OFFICERS

(a) OFFICERS, ELECTION AND TERM

 

(I) The Board may elect or appoint a Chairman, President, one Vice-President, a Secretary and such other officers as it may determine, who shall have such duties and powers as hereinafter provided;

(II) the President and Vice-President shall serve for an initial term of six (6) years

(III) all other officers shall be elected or appointed to hold office until the meeting of the Board following the next annual meeting of Shareholders and until their successors have been elected or appointed and qualified

(IV) any two (2) or more offices may be held by the same person

 

(b) REMOVAL, RESIGNATION

 

(I) Any officer elected or appointed by the Board may be removed by the Board with or without cause;

(II) in the event of the death, resignation or removal of an officer, the Board in its discretion but subject to the Shareholders agreement may elect or appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term;

(III) any officer elected by the Board may be removed only by vote of the members unless otherwise provided by the majority vote of the Board;  

 

(c) DUTIES

 

The officers of the WIMAAO shall have the following duties: The President shall be the Chief Operating Officer and have general and active management of the daily business and affairs of the WIMAAO The Chairman shall be the chief executive officer of the WIMAAO and shall preside at all meetings of the Directors and Members. The Secretary shall have custody of, and maintain, all of the WIMAAO records and the financial records; shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Shareholders and Board of Directors, send all notices of all meetings and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the President. The Secretary shall keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements and render accounts thereof at the annual meetings of the Shareholders and whenever else required by the Board of Directors, the President or the Chairman, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors, the President, or Chairman.

 

(d) REMOVAL OF OFFICERS OR Members

 

An officer or agent elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed by the Board whenever in its judgment, the best interests of the WIMAAO will be served thereby. Any vacancy in any office may be filled by the Board of Directors.

 

3. DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 

(a) The Board of Directors shall have the power to order to appear before it any member alleged to have committed any breach of the Regulations, by-laws or Rules made thereunder or to have acted in such a way as to bring the sport into disrepute. The Board of Directors shall have additional power to hear and adjudicate upon a complaint made by any member against another member. Seven (7) days notice shall be given of any such hearing. The member shall be entitled to be assisted by a representative, who may be legally qualified, at any such disciplinary hearing.

(b) The Board of Directors shall have the power to impose such penalty including fine, suspension or withdrawal of membership as it shall deem appropriate.

(c) Members shall have a right of appeal to the Grievances and Appeals Committee of the WIMAAO. Notice of Appeal must be given in writing to the Secretary with fourteen (14) days of the decision appealed against. At any appeal hearing the member shall be entitled to be assisted by a representative, who may be legally qualified.

 

4. CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Championships shall be governed by the World Championships Regulations and amendments thereto.

 

5. MEMBERSHIP

 

a) All individuals and bodies wishing to become a member of the WIMAAO shall apply for membership to act in one capacity only. Membership shall be valid for one year and may be renewed upon payment of the appropriate fee unless withdrawn or suspended by the WIMAAO at it sole and absolute discretion or surrendered by the member.

(b) Membership may be withdrawn or suspended if the WIMAAO if it is satisfied that the member is in arrears in payment of the renewal fee.

(c) A member shall be deemed to have received and accepted the Constitution and by-laws and Championship Rules made there under and shall use his best endeavors to uphold the good name of martial arts.

 

6. AMENDMENTS

No amendments shall be made to the by-laws except at the annual meeting and by majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

7. PROMOTER

(a) Every promoter must be a current member of the WIMAAO at the time of the contest or promotion for which he is responsible. A membership is not transferable.

(b) The WIMAAO. may make such inquiries and carry out such investigations of the applicant for a membership as it shall see fit in its absolute discretion.

(c) The WIMAAO and its logo will be printed on all promoter advertisements, posters, programs and all pre-fight press.

(d) Promoters shall make provisions for the safety of all WIMAAO officials while they are working at the said venue.

(e) All license fees are subject to the fee schedule of the WIMAAO and shall be paid by the promoter to the WIMAAO

(f) All promoters must be paid up members of the WIMAAO before promoting an WIMAAO contest.

(g) All officials paid by the promoter and designated by the local commission must comply with the Rules and Regulations governing championship contests.

(h) A promoter shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the legal requirements of the Country in respect to a contest under the approval of the WIMAAO

(i) Promoters must comply with the provisions contained in the Rules and by-laws relating to television, radio and film coverage and sponsorship. The WIMAAO has no claim to any fees from television, radio or film coverage or sponsorship, but expects the WIMAAO to be announced as a licensing body.

 

8. MEDICAL TESTING AND APPROVAL

(a) Boxers shall be required to be medically examined and approved by the local commission doctor not more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the contest.

(b) Competitors must hold a current valid license from a commission, region or appropriate governing body.

(c) Minimum physical requirements and safety requirements are governed by local commission rules where the fight is to be held.

 

9. OFFICIALS

 

Each bout will be officiated by a minimum of three (3) judges and a referee who must be approved by the WIMAAO to officiate.

 

10. OFFICIATING

 

The Rules and Regulations governing Championship contests and all amendments thereto are expressly incorporated into these by-laws.

 

11. REPRESENTATION AT A CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST

(a) The WIMAAO shall appoint an WIMAAO Commissioner to represent the WIMAAO at each contest.

(b) The WIMAAO shall appoint a sufficient number of Commissioners under the direction of the President and Chairman so that all regions are covered.

(c) The WIMAAO shall appoint a commissioner to carry out any and all of the following duties:

 

First: Meet with the local commission.

Second: Be present for the weigh-in ceremony to confirm weights.

Third: Confirm that the medical examination by the local commission has approved the fighters.

Fourth: Approve the weight of boxing gloves.

Fifth: Collect license fees and officials payment.

Sixth: Represent the WIMAAO at the rules meeting.

Seventh: Meet with the officials.

Eighth: Approve the ring size.

Ninth: Maintain control over the WIMAAO scorecards.

Tenth: Prepare the commissioner's report.

 

(d) The Commissioner's report will be completed and forwarded to the President for analysis. If it is determined that there have been any violations of the rules, a violation report will be completed and forwarded to the Chairman of the WIMAAO who will bring it to the attention of the Board of Directors.

12. FEES

It depends on the national organisation.

 

 

These Bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed, and new Bylaws adopted, by a majority vote of the directors or by a vote of the shareholders holding a majority of the shares.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

 

The WIMAAO involvement in a championship contest is limited to sanctioning bouts as Championship Title fights, nominating the referee and judges in conjunction with the local boxing and martial arts commission and sending a representative to present the WIMAAO Championship belt to the winner. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to indicate that the WIMAAO arranges, promotes, organizes or produces professional Contact matches. The supervision and safety standards in a World Championship contest are expressly controlled by the State or Country Commission legally organized to regulate, control or supervise professional contests within its jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the WIMAAO is strictly limited to rankings, entitlement to its Championship title and the designation of a fighter as a WIMAO Champion.

1. DIRECTORS 

(a) BOARD OF DIRECTORS The business of the WIMAAO shall be managed and its company powers

 

exercised by a board Directors, each of whom shall be of full age.

(b) ELECTION AND TERM Of DIRECTORS Directors shall be elected at the annual general meeting and each Director elected shall hold office until his successor has been elected and qualified, or until his prior resignation or removal.

(c) VACANCIES If the office of any Director, member of a committee or other officer becomes vacant, the Directors in office, by a majority vote, may appoint any qualified person to fill such vacancy, who shall hold office for the unexpired term and until his successor shall be duly chosen.