We’re a self-funded, independent and community led martial arts association for instructors and clubs serious about doing things right. This allows us to represent more than 180 styles and disciplines under a collective regulatory and licensing framework.
We don’t focus on competitions – instead we’re focused on raising the bar for professional standards and boosting grass roots participations. We do this by helping our members grow their clubs.
Our work covers much of the ‘usual’ association services – insurance, licensing, grade recognition, syllabus licensing; but with so much more attached. From essential resources to help you grow your club – like business advice, a free club website and template documents – through to professional services such as DBS checks, first aid training and instructor qualifications. It’s all covered.
We know all of the cliches and ‘old boys’ clubs, and know the politics and squabbling so many clubs have been held back by for many years.
We’re an industry disruptor in spite of being founded on just £20 of capital in 2012. Our membership now surpasses 30,000 members and volunteers from every part of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The association is politics free, completely independent, community led and fiercely committed to the development of our industry, leading the way for change and a modern martial arts industry. What’s more, we can provide you and your club with everything you need to grow within a supportive framework, whilst remaining completely independent to chose your club’s best future path.