Membership FAQs

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of us

Below is a list of questions and answers intended to help with any queries you may have regarding applications for membership.

Our prestigious organisation follows strict guidelines when considering every single application for membership – for individual members, schools, associations and clubs alike. The criteria for approval of an application for membership obviously include the submission of all documents required for processing and ultimately making a decision regarding an application. The personal attitude, character and reputation of the applicant are also taken into consideration. And of course, unequivocal evidence of a career in martial arts is also a must.

All applications for membership are read through and checked carefully upon receipt and a decision is then taken. Most applications for membership are generally approved. There are occasional exceptions, but fortunately these are very rare. In such cases, applicants will naturally be informed of the reasons for the rejection of their application should they request such information. The organisation is not obliged to approve all applications for membership, although we have committed ourselves to ensuring that all practitioners of martial arts and combat sports, as well as all associations, schools and clubs with good reputations and a genuine interest can be accepted for membership.

Can I still become a member if I am also a member of another association?

Yes. Anyone interested in membership who is still/also a member of other organizations can, of course, still be a member of the A.D.D.I.

What types of membership does the A.D.D.I. offer?

Individual member
You can still become a member even if you do not need or want an A.D.D.I. martial arts passport. For this membership type, all we need are your basic details and a recent passport photo. You can become a member regardless of the associations, schools or clubs you have been affiliated with to date and do not need any other martial arts passport or annual stamp. This type of membership includes almost the same range of services as individual membership with an organization passport. Annual membership is renewed automatically for as long as you wish – and if you wish to cancel your membership, simply inform us. There are none of the usual waiting times and there is no notice period to be observed.

Schools and Clubs
As the name implies, only members of schools or sports clubs may apply for A.D.D.I. school or club membership. Applicants must register themselves and their members (depending on the number of members) as A.D.D.I. members. The school or club itself does not pay any membership fees for its membership of our organisation. Instead, the school or club contribution is paid collectively by the community – in this case, by those members of the school or club who are registered as A.D.D.I. members (total contribution). Thus, the school or club itself remains free of any financial obligations. The advantages for the school or club are obvious. In addition, members registered with the A.D.D.I. through their school or club can enjoy all the benefits of individual membership (even after leaving the school or club) and can continue their membership of our organization as individual members if they wish.

What are the membership fees?

Since our martial arts umbrella organisation is a non-profit institution for schools, clubs we do not charge any admittance fees, annual subscriptions or other fees! Many of our services are either free of charge or are already included in the membership fee.

GENERAL STANDARD CONTRIBUTIONS TABLE FOR SCHOOLS & CLUBS

Admittance fee for School or Club 0,– €
Annual subscription fee for School or Club 0,– €
Student membership fee (annual passport stamp) 8,50 €
Martial Arts Passport
(one-off payment upon approval of registration)
10,00 €
Embroidered A.D.D.I. Badge for Students Included
Special access to the material ordering system of the organization Included
Examiner - Package (Level A / B / C / D)
Includes:
annual examiner’s license for your own examinations within your school or club
embroidered Badge, personalized examiner’s seal with name and number
examiner’s license certificate, examiner’s ID card, membership in the I.B.B.C.
* at request

GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS TABLE – INDIVIDUAL MEMBER -

Membership fee for 2nd calendar year 24,00 €
Admittance fee 0,– €
Personalised member photo ID card in gold Included
A.D.D.I. - Badge
(embroidered)
Included
A.D.D.I.-Logo-Sticker Included
Access to the online-shop-system (AMOOS) Included
How do I apply for school or club membership?

1. If you would like to apply for membership as a school or club and would also like to carry out examinations within and under the name of the organization or join the organization together with all of your students, you will need to have at least 15 of your own students, who must be registered with your school or club later on.

2. Select the “Application for admission School or Club" form and fill in all the required fields carefully. You may also include supplementary information when filling in the form.

3. Once all the details are complete, click the button at the bottom to submit and close the form.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a copy by e-mail so you can check the details you have provided. This e-mail confirmation also includes additional information and instructions for completing your registration.

What documents do I need to include with the application and where should these be sent?

Naturally, we require a number of documents and certificates (pertaining to you and, where applicable, to your trainers) from your school or club to be able to process your application.

Please send these documents immediately – at the latest, within 7 days – by e-mail to: info@add-i.org or by post to our headquarters.

Please include the following:

  • Proof of your latest grading in the form of a copy of your certificate and or martial arts passport
  • A recent, high-quality passport photograph (no holiday snaps or similar, please!)
  • Current licenses if applicable (examiner, referee, etc.)
  • Any other documents you feel are necessary or significant for the processing of your application.
What happens after I submit my application?

Once you submit your completed application form, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt if your application has been received successfully.  If you do not receive this confirmation within a few minutes, please let us know immediately. Your application will generally be processed by our administrative staff within just 72 hours, provided that all the necessary information has been supplied. Should any questions arise with regard to your application, one of our staff will contact you by e-mail, post or skype to discuss or clarify these queries with you.

The final steps
In order to ensure that your application can be processed fully, you will be granted direct access to our "Student administration system". This system will allow you to manage the details of your students personally and independently. This means that you can register or deregister your students, change details or view or print student lists online. In addition, you will use this system for the initial registration of your students following the submission of their application. Please note that a full student registration after accepting of your application is required to become a full school or club member of our organization.

You will also receive your own account for ordering materials from our organization store
We will also provide you with a order account for our material ordering system (AMOOS) who you will find here under www.shop.add-i.org so that you can order for your students and your schooI or club examiner supplies (such as certificates, seals, clothing, etc.) or member packages (student examination and style passports, annual stamps ec.) or all other supplies you like to order for your school or club. Initially, we will set the account up for you and subsequently, you can manage it yourself. Further information on our online ordering system can be found in the pages of the system itself. Once you have registered your students, we will be pleased to assist you with your material requirements.

How do I apply for individual membership?

1. Select the “ Application for admission Individual Member" form and fill in all the required fields carefully. You may also include supplementary information when filling in the form.

2. Once all the details are complete, click the button at the bottom to submit and close the form.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a copy by e-mail so you can check the details you have provided. This e-mail confirmation also includes additional information and instructions for completing your registration.

What documents do I need to include with my application?

There is no need to send any documents such as certificates etc. All we need is a recent, high-quality passport photograph (no holiday snaps or similar, please!)

What happens after I submit my application?

Once you submit your completed application form, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt if your application has been received successfully.

If you do not receive this confirmation within a few minutes, please let us know immediately. Your application will generally be processed by our administrative staff within just 72 hours, provided that all the necessary information has been provided. Should any questions arise with regard to your application, one of our staff will contact you by e-mail, to clarify these queries with you.

If your application is approved, you will receive a personal letter of acceptance, together with an invoice for the membership fee. Once you have transferred the membership fee, you will be accepted officially as a new member.