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per year
per year
per year
per year
ABA Website Membership Access No No Access Access Life
Discounts to ABA Events Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Discounts to Clinics Yes Some Yes Yes Yes
News/Communications Annual Annual Annual Annual Life
Directory Listing No No No Annual Listing Life Member Listing
Insurance Protection Yes Does Not Qualify Yes Yes Life
Merchandise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Applies to Promotions Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Video Library Access No No No Yes Yes
Certificate of Recognition Local No Local National National
Qualifier Under 16 Years of Age Good Standing Good Standing Good Standing Good Standing
ABA Voting Privileges No No No Yes Yes
ABA Black Belt Meetings No No No Yes Yes
Official Bando Alchemy Ring No No No Yes Yes
Official Full Membership Patch No No No Yes Yes

Personal Information

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First Name *
Middle Initial
Last Name *
Gender *
Date of Birth *
Format: MM/DD/YYYY


Street Address *
Apartment or Suite #
City *
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Zip *
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Contact Information

Email Address *
Mobile Phone *
Other Phone
Night Phone
Emergency Contact *
Emergency Contact Number *

Training & Experience

Instructor *
ABA School Affiliation
Achievement Level *
Please describe your specialties:
Law Enforcement?
Military Service?
Military Branch

Account Password

Account Password *
Must be at least 6 characters long
Password Again *

Payment Information

No payment will be processed until your membership fees are due.

Card First Name *
Card Last Name *
Card Type *
Card Number *
Expiration *


Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy before using this site.

The Privacy Policy set out below shall apply to all users of the site. The terms ‘you’, ‘your’ and ‘user’ refer to any individual and/or business accessing this site for any reason. References to ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ are references to the American Bando Association, Inc. (ABA). The information we collect from you is only that required by us in order to provide you with the information you have requested and to improve the service we provide. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we do not supply your personal information to any other person or organizations.


All material presented on this web site is provided for informational purposes only. Before undertaking the study of any martial art, you should consult your physician. You should be aware that if you engage in a martial arts course, you are doing so entirely at your own risk, including any present and/or future physical or psychological pain or injury that you may incur. The American Bando Association (hereafter called the ABA), its officers and directors, and the cannot assume any responsibility or liability for any injuries or losses you may incur as a result of acting upon any information provided by this website, or any links to other sites found herein. Nor can the ABA, its officers and directors assume any third-party liability arising out of any legal actions you may be involved in as a result of the training you received by engaging in a study of any martial art, as presented by this website or any other source. Although there may be a number of instructors and other activities listed in this website, the ABA, its officers and directors cannot be responsible for their claims, instructional strategies, materials, facilities, or consequences that may arise by studying any martial art under their supervision and can make no recommendations or inferences as to the quality or effectiveness of their instructional programs.

Corporate Name

The “American Bando Association” is a registered corporation in the state of Georgia and is registered with the United States Government as a 501[c][10] corporation.

Only the Board of Directors of the American Bando Association may authorize use of the name. Misuse or abuse of the corporate name may result in criminal and civil liability as determined by legal counsel.


The “American Bando Association” logo is a registered trademark. The abbreviation “ABA” is an accepted abbreviation of the “American Bando Association” trademark. The registered trademark may not be used without the expressed and written consent of the American Bando Association. Unauthorized use may result in criminal proceedings based upon federal statutes and civil liability as determined by legal counsel.

Copyright™ and its website are COPYRIGHTED © 2017 by the American Bando Association in state of Georgia. All rights reserved. Law strictly prohibits use of any text or graphics presented in this web-publication without the written permission of the American Bando Association.

Legal Notice

The AMERICAN BANDO ASSOCIATION, INC. (ABA) copyrights the contents of all material available on this Internet site unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a federal or state government officer or employee as part of that person’s official duties. All rights are reserved by the ABA and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission from the ABA, or as indicated.

Members of the ABA may download pages or other content for their own use, consistent with the mission and purpose of the organization; however, no part of such content – text or graphic – may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, including placement on another website, except with the prior written permission of and with express attribution to the ABA.

Disclosure of Information

We do not disclose your individual visits to our site or personal information that you provide to any outside parties, except where the law requires it.

Personal Information

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively; such as what areas you visit most frequently. We only use this anonymously and aggregated with other users’ information to protect your privacy. The information collected helps us determine what features are of most benefit to you in order to create the best possible experience for you.

In some instances, such as when you register to receive our newsletter, we may require more specific information about you, such as name, e-mail address, country etc. We use this information in order to provide you with our newsletter service and to improve customer experience of the website.

IP Addresses and Log Files

We may collect IP addresses of visitors to our site to help diagnose problems with our servers and for system administration. We shall only use these addresses for technical and tracking purposes unless otherwise required by the law. We capture industry standard information contained in the server log file, such as browser type, pages visited, entry and exit points and visit duration solely for the purposes of analysis. Information contained in log files is intended for internal use only and will not be disclosed to our Partners. The aggregate logged information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Online Surveys

The ABA may from time to time conduct online surveys in order to improve its services. Your participation in these surveys is entirely optional. Typically, the information is aggregated and used to make improvements to the site and to develop appealing content and features for you. Your contribution to any survey will be anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.


Please submit any feedback to us. Feedback is used primarily for internal purposes to aid us in improving the site. Any feedback submitted becomes our property and we may use feedback, such as success stories, for marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback. We will seek your written or email approval before using your personal success story for marketing purposes.

Accessing your Information

You have a right to access the information that we hold about you. To obtain a copy, please you email our Membership Secretary. We may charge a reasonable fee for this service.

Third Party Websites

The ABA website may include links to other websites. We have no responsibility for the content or data processes of the linked website(s).

Changes to the ABA Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy for the site, we will post those changes on the site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact the ABA President or Vice President.

Terms of Service

This website is operated by American Bando Association. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to American Bando Association. American Bando Association offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the legal age in your state or province of residence.

You may not use our products or service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Membership.

We reserve the right to refuse Membership or service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

Prices for our events or products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue an event (or any part) without notice at any time.

We reserve the right to refuse any transaction you place with us. These restrictions may include transactions placed by or under the same member account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel a transaction, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the transaction was made.

You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

Your submission of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Occasionally there may be information on our site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of events or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the website and/or membership for violating any of the prohibited uses.

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your participation in our events will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. You agree that from time to time we may cancel an event for indefinite periods of time without notice to you.

In no case shall American Bando Association, our directors, officers, members, or affiliates be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your participation of an event or any or for any other claim related in any way to your use your participation of an event, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the participation of an event or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the American Bando Association.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless American Bando Association and our officers, directors, and members, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to be a member, or when you cease using our site.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our website (or any part thereof).

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your membership participation, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the American Bando Association.

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, USA.

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.