We’d love to hear from you.

We welcome questions and enquiries from any instructor, club or sensei interested in learning more about the BMABA.

The fastest way of reaching our team is always via live chat. This shows if we’re in the office and if we are, you can connect directly with a real member of our office based in West Sussex. If you can’t reach us, you can leave a message for a priority 1 day response.

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  • Modern Communications

    From SMS support to Business WhatsApp, we're here to answer questions and help you 7 days a week with truly modern means of comms.

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Opening Hours

09.00am – 03.30pm and 7.00pm – 10.30pm

09.00am – 05.00pm

09.00am – 03.30pm and 7.00pm – 10.30pm

09.00am – 03.30pm and 7.00pm – 10.30pm

10.00am – 01.00pm

Available Via Facebook Messenger

E-Mails and Support Tickets are monitored 7 days a week.

Live Chat is available through our app and website Monday – Thursday, 09.00am to 05.00pm and Friday 09.00am to 01.00pm.

Facebook Messenger is monitored 7 days a week.

Phone Lines are open 09.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 1pm Friday.

Modern Communications

Explore our modern, state-of-the art ways of reaching our team 7 days a week.

Response Times

MON-FRI:Typically Within Minutes



Our specialist Business WhatsApp channel is an authenticated communication method. You can contact us 7 days a week with queries or queries on joining.

SMS Support


This is a dedicated SMS support channel and is tied to our entire customer service team. Text with any questions or queries.

Facebook Messenger


Contact us 7 days a week via Facebook Messenger for help, support and guidance from our team.

Good To Know

All three channels are professional, enterprise-level business provisions. None of our modern communications are managed by a single phone or person.

All Enquiries: 01798 306546

You can contact our West Sussex Operations office with any questions about membership, our organisation, insurance or anything else you wish to discuss.

When Are We Around?

MON-FRI:09.30am - 4.30pm

Other Numbers

01798 306546
Main Operations Number (Shown Left)

0800 009 6195
For our Group of Social Enterprises (including Foundation)

Please bear in mind that calls place quite a large drain on our association’s staffing resources. Sometimes a phone call is necessary, and your call is always welcome. However, if you can e-mail instead, we would really appreciate it!

We can’t always take every call that comes in, as we have a small team and can sometimes receive too many calls at once. If you can’t get through, please make sure you call our enquiries line (01798 306546) and leave a message – one of our team will call you back as quickly as possible during working hours. Alternatively, the live chat window shown at the bottom of every page will get you a priority response when we’re next able to assist.

E-Mail: info@bmaba.org.uk

Please contact us with any membership questions, queries on our organisation and insurances, and any other general enquiries via our main enquiries inbox.

E-Mail Response Rates

MON-FRI:1-2 Working Days
SATURDAY:2 Working Days
SUNDAY:2 Working Days

Alternative E-Mail Addresses

As Shown Left, For All General Enquiries 

For questions around joining or account management

For proof of grade and vetting based queries.

For help and assistance using our services or accessing membership

Strictly for safeguarding matters and concerns only.

For finance and accounts

For group questions or commercial matters

For press and commercial communications

Association members should NOT use this form. If you’re a registered instructor or club, please click here to contact our association for a priority response.

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Visit Us At Our Offices

Yes, we do actually have an office! We’re not one of the many martial arts associations using PO Boxes to disguise a home address – we have our own dedicated Operations Office in West Sussex, as well as a servicing hub in London and Manchester.

We welcome visitors by appointment only as which member of our senior management team or operation staff you require will vary from time to time.

Our Ops Office: Suite K, The Old Bakery, Golden Square. Petworth. GU28 0AP

Our Registered Address: BMABA, 160 City Road, London. EC1V 2NX

Servicing Office: International House, Woolwich House, 61 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ

If you’d like to pop by our West Sussex Office or arrange a meeting in London, please e-mail us at seniormanagement@bmaba.org.uk or use the form above.

We’re here to help with questions and queries.

Access expert guidance and speak with our dedicated team for queries on membership, insurance, eligibility, us or just about anything else you might need.

We’re not based from a kitchen worktop, nor do we employ call centres overseas to answer generic FAQs for us. We have three locations throughout the UK including our Headquarters in West Sussex. BMABA boasts over 1,250sqft of newly refurbished top-spec office space for our dedicated staff and everyone you speak with here – be it via email, live chat, Facebook or phone – is part of the team and not an outsourced agent.


01798 306546

We’re always happy to speak with new and current members by phone.

Lines are generally staffed between the hours of 9.15am and 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 1pm Friday. Occasionally you may not be able to reach us if we’re all tied up elsewhere (you’re calling a real office, not a call-centre!) but we provide an answer phone service 24/7. Please leave a message and we’ll be happy to call you back as soon as we’re free.

Or, if you prefer, you’re welcome to;

Join More Than 6,500 Like-Minded Instructors & Clubs

We’re one of the largest martial arts associations in the UK with more than 30,000 registered members across thousands of clubs and instructors.

We have our own offices, not the kitchen table.

There’s nothing wrong with smaller martial arts associations. In fact, we think it’s good for competition and variety. Unfortunately too many are one-man bands run from kitchen tables, and not professional set ups with staff.

We have three locations – Manchester, London and West Sussex. Our HQ has over 1,400sqft of dedicated, bespoke office space for our team of staff and volunteers.

Founded in 2012 by the now Multi-Award Winning Social Entrepreneur & Life-Long Martial Artist

Frustrated by a lack of affordable, professional alternatives to the associations Giovanni Soffietto had dealt with when participating and then teaching Thai Boxing and Karate, BMABA was founded.

Focused on professional standards and ethics rather than belts and titles, BMABA boasts the pedigree of a life-long martial arts expert come award winning social entrepreneur as it’s Chief Executive Officer. It’s fair to say we’re well qualified and backed by an industry giant.

Our Membership Isn’t Just A Piece Of Paper

We have always been focused on providing clubs with everything they need under a single membership, and our range of resources, tools and features delivers exactly that.

From template grading certificates and documents through to a free club website and national club listings. Whether it be advice on club structure and marketing or membership marks and qualifications. DBS checks, first aid qualifications, coaching certificates, instructor licenses, insurance, business plans, equipment, graphics – you named it, we cover it under just one simple, affordable membership.

Beautiful, Professional Certification As Standard

So much of what you do will be judged on the grades, credentials and certification you hold. We get that.

We know parents, students and venues don’t always understand exactly what qualifies you. We help by providing superb, professional certification that ensures you look the part. Be it a Dan Grade, Instructor License or Insurance Document, all of our digital and printed certificates will meet the mark and be accepted across the UK.

Our Profits Fund The Fighting Chance Foundation

All of our eligible profits are donated to the Fighting Chance Foundation to help change lives through martial arts.

From programmes designed to help children in poverty and women & girls at risk of violence through to anti-knife campaigns and disability inclusion work, the Fighting Chance Foundation changes lives through martial arts.

Access The Latest Martial Arts Qualifications

We provide all of our members with a free Level 1 and level 2 Martial Arts Instructor Qualification. We also provide access to more than twenty professional courses and qualifications to help expand our member’s portfolios.

From first aid, safeguarding and coaching through to concussion awareness, club colours and marketing – BMABA are a household name in martial arts for providing high-quality, affordable access to training and qualifications for martial arts.

We Back Our Members, Even During The Darkest Of Times

Our response and support throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic confirmed to the industry the way BMABA treats it’s members.

We provided daily updates, dedicated online training hubs, access to a free COVID instructor qualification, subsidised insurances, a self-funded Covid Recovery Scheme, mediation services with local authorities and interpretations of DCMS policy. We increased our operational hours to ensure a 7 day a week response and invested more than ever in our systems, processes and memberships. This is what an association should be doing for its members we believe. As our slogan goes; “To High Places By Narrow Roads“.

You won't find another UK martial arts association that can offer so much to their members.


Not entirely sure?

Try us for free for 6 months, with no obligation.

There’s absolutely no obligation to commit beyond 6 months. You’ll be able to explore what we offer, our member’s area, all of our licensing options and get a better feel for the BMABA’s service without any obligation to become a full member. We genuinely believe the best way to find out if we’re any good is to try us for yourself.

Switching To Us

We know there’s a lot to think about, and we can help.

We have absolutely no interest in enticing you to switch to BMABA if we’re not the right fit. We know that won’t last and isn’t good for you or us. Instead, we can offer a confidential switching process to help you price up whether or not it’s worth while, whilst also getting answers to any questions you might have.