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A Message From the President of theAmateur Bodybuilding Association (ABA), International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA), Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA)
of Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness
The ABA/INBA/PNBA and Denny Kakos find it a great
honor to have recieved this letter of recognition, to promote
drug free sports around the world, from the Office of the President!
We welcome you to the world wide leaders in the sport of the new millenium the ABA/INBA/PNBA because NATURAL competitions is the sport of the New Millenium. Our motto is "Serving the Natural Athletes", we listen to you and your needs. The ABA/INBA/PNBA wants to provide an enjoyable and competitive forum with a quality reputation. We are the largest, best tested natural organization in the world, testing by WADA standards, the ONLY organization APPROVED by WADA!!. In preparation of another spectacular year with the highest caliber of natural athletes, this year has added more shows worldwide!
ABA/INBA/PNBA IS CHOSEN #1 BY NATURAL ATHLETES
The ABA/INBA/PNBA is chosen by the natural athletes worldwide as the leader of natural competitiveness. With over 15,000 registered competitors in bodybuilding and fitness throughout the world. Much recognition has been collected in national fitness publications such as Muscle Mag, Natural Muscular Development, Ironman, Muscle and Fitness, Ms. Fitness Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, International Natural Bodies Magazine, Polynesia Muscle, Men's Fitness, Max Fitness and also in television shows such as MTV Sports, Prime Ticket, ESPN, BBC, FOX Sports, Euro Sports, Hard Copy, Montel Williams, Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, Life Channel and local cable networks.
FIRST NATURAL ORGANIZATION FROM HAWAII TO NEW YORK
ABA/INBA/PNBA is the fastest growing natural organization in the world. We have shows from Honolulu to Manhattan, also growing internationally, Europe, Canada, South and Central America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Over 50 countries strong and growing, with just joined Morocco, South Africa, China, Malta and Tahiti.
ABA/INBA/PNBA FIRST TO PROMOTE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
We are the first organization to offer categories for physically challenged athletes, open to all athletes seated in a wheelchair or standing physically challenged. NEW!! Offering Pro Status for Physically Challenged!!
THE ONLY NATURAL ORGANIZATION WORKING TO BRING NATURAL BODYBUILDING TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES
NATURAL OLYMPIA (NATURAL "O")
The ABA/INBA/PNBA has registered, The ultimate natural competition, The Natural Olympia.Working with 50 other countries to bring natural athletes together, where the original natural athletes gathered in Olympia, Greece. This contest brings the best of the best, of all organizations to compete with media coverage around the world. The first annual Natural Olympia was 1998 in Olympia Greece. Since then, the Natural Olympia has been taken to Santa Monica, California, USA, then in 2000 in Australia and in 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, in 2002 Phoenix, AZ, USA, in 2003 New Zealand, in 2004 & 2005 IN 2011 & 2012 THE PNBA AWARDED A CAR TO THE WINNER OF THE PRO MEN! STARTING IN 2013, ANY PRO DIVISION WINNER, CAN WIN THE CAR!!
AS A NATURAL ATHLETE YOU DESERVE THE BEST
1) Judging, 2) Testing, 3) Awards, 4) Contests, 5) Recognition in the World, 6) Natural Requirements, 7) Professional Natural, 8) No Politics, 9) Compete to be a member of Team USA, which competes internationally.
COMPETING IN THE ABA/INBA/PNBA
As an ABA/INBA/PNBA natural athlete you deserve the best. Competing in the ABA/INBA/PNBA assures athletes fair competitions and NO POLITICS involved. We are not one of the other so called Natural organizations, WE TEST ALL ATHLETES USING URINE, HAIR SAMPLE AND/OR BLOOD TESTING . We are the ONLY organization that TESTS WITH WADA and is APPROVED BY WADA! Using Interntional Olympic Committee Standards! The ABA/INBA/PNBA holds judging clinics throughout the year to inform the athletes what the criteria of the judges are and to recruit new judges. All in attendance will receive a certificate of completion.
FIRST TO DRUG TEST BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS, NOW WITH IOC STANDARDS
All athletes must take a polygraph or urine test and each test is good for two calendar months from the day of the test. ALL of our testing is done by IOC Standards, and our Urine tests are processed through the WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) Labs. Different drug-free contest can range from one year to a lifetime drug free commitment. If the athlete fails the test he is banned for 1 year to life from the ABA/INBA/PNBA pending on the contest.
Over the past years athletes have requested 5, 7, and 10 foot trophies. The ABA awarded these and more. Broad swords, Elegant Physique Statues, Championship Belts, Embroidered jackets and Solid Gold Rings, Solid Gold Pendants, CASH, Trips to compete all In 2011 the INBA/PNBA was the first to award a BRAND NEW CAR!!!! Check our contest schedule for upcoming events and qualifications for a these awards and a CAR in 2012!!!
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION / I.N.B.A. - INTERNATIONAL NATURAL BODYBUILDING ASSOCIATION
The ABA and 50 other countries have united to form the I.N.B.A (International Natural Bodybuliding Association). for the opportunity to compete internationally, for the following contest. World Cup, International Forever Natural, The World, The Universe and the Natural Olympia. Athletes that compete at two or more competitions in the year, are qualified to compete at the Team USA Natural Olympia Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships which determines the top five to be part of the "Team USA" which travels overseas to compete and will be able to obtain uniforms and sponsorships. ABA/INBA/PNBA's "Team USA" has been successful at these competitions and have a great reputation worldwide in countries such as Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand and India to name a few. Every country that is part of the INBA prepares a team to compete at all of these international competitions.
ABA/INBA/PNBA TEAM USA
Team USA Natural will compete internationally annually. To be on the team you must have competed in an ABA/INBA/PNBA show in that year and have placed in the top three in your division. Then you must compete in the Team USA Bodybuilding Championships. At that time the top five of each division will be on Team USA Teenage Men and Women, Junior class Men and Women, Masters, Grand, Ultra and Super Masters Men and Women, Novice Men and Women, Open Men and Women, Mixed pairs, Ms. Physique, Mens Physique, Bikini Divas, Ms. Figure, Sports Model, Physically Challenged (standing, wheelchair), Men's Fitness and Ms. Fitness women, to represent the USA internationally at the World Cup, Nautral Universe and Natural Olympia.
ABA/INBA/PNBA CHOSEN BY THE NFL OAKLAND RAIDERS ORGANIZATION
The Oakland Raiders have chosen the ABA/INBA/PNBA to have an annual natural bodybuilding contest to represent their commitment to drug-free sports. The Silver & Black Muscle Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.
ABA/INBA/PNBA SOLID CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD RINGS
Win this prestigious ABA/INBA/PNBA Ring by competing with the ABA. Win a solid gold ring with your name and "Natural ABA/INBA/PNBA Champion" engraved on it. You must have competed in at least two shows in the ABA/INBA/PNBA during the current year to qualify to compete for the ring. This ring you will wear proudly as it proclaims that you are one of the best of the dedicated athletes competing in the ABA/INBA/PNBA and Natural Bodybuilding. Check our contest schedule for competitions that award rings!
ABA/INBA EMBROIDERED JACKETS, BAGS & BACKPACKS
You also have a chance to win prestigious embroidered jackets at the Nationals. So you can wear a jacket which states you are a natural bodybuilding athlete with the ABA/INBA and proud of it.
ABA/INBA CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS
A hand carved elegant leather weightlifting belt with a 6" medallion on it. Plus the date and title of the show with your name on it will be given on specific shows. Just for our ABA/INBA athletes.
PROFESSIONAL NATURAL BODYBUILDING ASSOCIATION (PNBA)
To qualify to compete in the PNBA, one must win their open class of an ABA/INBA Pro Qualifier. We have over 20 Pro Qualifiers World Wide. The amount of the purse depends on the number of competitors. OVER $50,000.00 CASH AND PRIZES FOR THE PROFESSIONAL NATURAL FITNESS AND PROFESSIONAL NATURAL BODYBUILDING THIS YEAR.
We have the following Professional categories available:
Sports Model (Men/Women)
Physically Challenged (Seated and Standing)
NOW PRO DIVISIONS OPEN TO ALL PROS FROM ALL FEDERATIONS, MUST PURCHASE PNBA CARD AND COMPETE IN ATLEAST ONE PNBA PRO SHOW IN THE CURRENT YEAR TO QUALIFY FOR THE NATURAL OLYMPIA IN THE SAME COMPETITION SEASON.
TO WIN A PRO CARD IN YOUR FIELD, CHECK OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE PRO QUALIFIERS IN YOUR AREA!
THE POPULARITY OF THE ABA/INBA/PNBA
Amateur ABA, Professional PNBA and International INBA competitors compete with us due to our strict testing standards and using WADA testing labs. Competitors may use props while performing their posing routines during the finals competition. This liberal decision allows the athlete to be creative and similar to a guest poser since majority of the judging is completed and the finals is more of a performance for relatives and friends. The audience and athletes love it. The ABA/INBA/PNBA believes that if people pay good money to see a contest, they should enjoy themselves and never have a dull moment.The ABA, PNBA, and INBA allow women to wear thongs during evening competition due to the fact when competing in the World Championships abroad, competitors of other countries.
Every athlete competing in either ABA/PNBA/INBA must become a member of their respected association and receive a free tee-shirt. The ABA/INBA membership is $65.00, if you purchase between January-June 30th of the year the card expires December 31st of the same year, if you purchase your card July-December 31st of the year your card expires June 30th of the next year. The PNBA membership is $125.00 which expires on the last day of the year December 31st.
ABA/INBA'S COMPETITIVE CLASSES
These are the following classes, Teenage Men and Women, Jr. Masters Men & Women (35-39), Masters Men & Women (ages 40-49), Grand Masters (50-59), Ultra masters (60-69), Super Ultra Masters (70 & over), Novice Men (4 height classes) &Women (3 height classes), Open Men (4 classes) & Open Women (3 classes), Physically Challenged (wheelchair & Standing), Mixed Pairs and Men's / Women's Fitness and Ms. Physique (5 classes including Masters and Grand Masters), Ms. Figure (5 classes including Masters and Grand Masters), Bikini Divas, Sports Model (2 height classes), Kids Fitness, (Girls and Boys 6-8yrs and Girls and Boys 9-12yrs), Teen Fitness (Girls and Boys 13-17yrs), Professional Class Men and Women Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique (men/women), Bikini Divas, & Sports Model for specified contests.
KIDS FITNESS AND TEEN FITNESS
Open to all kids and teens in Dance, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Arobics, and other types of activicies that practice strength, flexibility, endurance, and proformance skills.
Kid's Fitness Girls and Boys 6-8yrs, Girls and Boys 9-12yrs,
Teen Fitness Girls and Boy 13-17yrs
For more information call (951) 734-3900.
MS. PHYSIQUE CLASS
** Physique is a blend of bodybuilding and fitness for females. It is a great category for anyone who does not want to use gymnastics in their routine, and/or wants to show their muscle tone and body muscularity in a feminine way (softer poses).
We have 3 Open classes, 2 Masters Classes and 1 Grand Masters at International competitions, along with Professional.
See Ms Physique Index for more information and helpful tips....or attend a judges clinic or purchase a judges clinic video which can be very beneficial....
Naturally fit bodies in a creative performance. Teams of 2-5 athletes, will perform for a maximum of 2 minutes using any aspects of fitness, bodybuilding, posing, fitness, aerobics, gymnastics, dance, or any combination, use your creativity.
Qualifiers at all competitions in the USA. Qualify for the Finals
for the Major Magazine coverage, along with cash and prizes.
Check Sports Model Index for more information and helpful tips.
MS FIGURE & MS FIGURE CLASSIC
Check Ms Figure Index for more information and helpful tips.
INTERESTED IN PROMOTING CONTESTS OR COMPETING
With the Ms. Fitness, Men's Fitness qualifiers and the Professional natural competitions and the new Ms.Physique, Ms. Figure class, Sports Model and Kids and Teen Fitness. There is something for everyone in this organization!! The ABA/INBA/PNBA. has over 15,000 athletes and now they are seeking promoters from across the country and the world. We have the lowest sanction and registration fees in comparison to any other major bodybuilding association. Contact a committee member of the ABA/INBA/PNBA at (951) 734-3900. Check Sanctioning forms under the Entry Forms Index...
ABA/INBA/PNBA World Headquarters - P.O. Box
78177 Corona, CA. 92877-0139 USA
HOT LINE (951) 734-3900