San Yama Bujutsu Renmei was founded by Soke Dan McCaslin to serve as an organization for like-minded martial artists to be able to share information on training, business aspects of martial arts, and to also serve as headquarters for rank examination and certification. Members may train or teach in one of three categories. The first category is percussion arts such as Kempo, Karate, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, etc. The second category of members is grappling styles such as JiuJitsu, Judo, Aikido, Brazilian JiuJitsu, etc. The third category of members is weapons stylists such as Okinawan Weapons, Filipino Weapons Arts, Chinese Weapons, etc. These three categories constitute the “Three Mountains”. These three mountains are symbolic of the journey of the martial artist to the summit of their particular art. Some schools may teach in more than one of these categories but that is not required for membership. A deep desire to learn and further your knowledge is definitely required for membership.
The Three Mountains Martial Arts Federation has divisional heads who will share input with the director. For example these divisional heads may be Kempo division, Karate division, Jiujitsu division, Okinawan Weapons division etc. New divisions may be added as necessary by vote of the existing divisional heads. These divisional heads can also serve as mentors to other martial artists in their particular specialty.
The director of TMMAF is Soke Dan McCaslin who has over 30 years of martial arts experience. The hombu or headquarters of the organization is the Richmond School of Karate in Richmond, Kentucky.