There are no academic standards in the Canadian martial art industry. Unlike the medical community, there are no standards enforced by the Canadian government. This means that anyone can call themselves a martial art instructor, master, or grand-master. These terms can be, and have been, adopted by some individuals who possess limited knowledge and skills. With this in mind, know that the quality of martial art instruction will vary from one instructor to another.
Brian K Leishman
Canadian Martial Arts Association