The AAKF is comprised of the following general members:
(a) Individual Members. All individuals who are karate athletes, coaches, trainers, or officials active in the sport of karate may become an Individual Member; provided, however, that such individuals belong to an AAKF member club and comply with the rules and regulations of the AAKF.
(b) Club Members. Club Members shall be organizations devoted primarily to instruction of karate students and to other karate development programs, including karate competitions. A club must conduct a karate program and comply with the rules and regulations of the AAKF.