The aim of the FTMA is to help small martial arts groups achieve their goals without interference, but with support and help when it is needed. Any FEKO or FMA tournaments or courses that arise that are relevant will be open to any affiliating groups, including a child protection programme (if needed).
The ATSK is committed to traditional Karate-Do, and therefore do not believe that Karate is about tournaments, but about training to achieve an individual higher level of understanding and physical excellence, irrespective of the student's absolute ability. If students are interested in tournaments, then apart from the ATSK tournament, there is access to the national FEKO tournaments, FEKO squad training sessions throughout the year. Refereeing courses are available to first dan and above and, if successful, can lead to refereeing and judging at national level.