The Universal Martial Arts Association (UMAA) Development Board is a group of Elite Licensed Instructors that assist the UMAA with technical and administrative issues as well as assist with the organization, planning and execution of special events such as Summer Camps, Gasshuku's, Seminars, International Training and other important local, State, Regional and National UMAA events.
- David Kaye, (Chairman) Kyoshi, 7th Dan Isshinryu Karate/6th Dan Ryukyu Kobudo, New Jersey, USA
- Amy Lau, Renshi, 6th Dan Isshinryu Karate/3rd Dan Mugai Ryu Iaido, Pennsylvania, USA
- Ed Westling, Kyoshi, 8th Dan, Isshin Ryu, New Jersey, USA
- John Killane, Renshi, 5th Dan Shorin Ryu, Longford, Ireland