We know. You’ve heard that before. It’s our job to prove it.

We're a truly unique, different trade body for martial arts clubs.

We know. You’ve heard that before. Since we began representing clubs and instructors in 2012 we’ve felt a constantly recurring sentiment from clubs towards associations; we’re all the same. We’re keen to stress that who we are, what we do and how we do it is completely unique when stacked up against the status quo. 

Professionally Run

We have a dedicated, professional staff - not a boy's club or committee of who's who based on self-promoted Dan Grades.

A Trade Body, Not An NGB

We're proud not to be an NGB. We don't take money from Government and dictate technical specifics to our members. Instead, we support our member clubs in growing.

Genuinely Politics Free

We're run by a professional, salaried Chief Executive Officer and not a 'Grand Master'. We don't bow down to self-proclaimed 8th Dans, nor do we promote sycophants.

Our Commitments & Key Principles

SINCE 2012.

Led By Our Community

We're extremely proud to be driven by our community of instructors and clubs. We ask questions, take direction and make BMABA a reflection of what our community needs, not what we think it needs.

Fiercely Politics Free & Truly Independent

No more squabbling about who’s who. No more power struggles at the top and no more hiding behind shady alliances with other organisations at national and international level. We don't receive a penny in funding from Sport England or similar bodies - so we're free to be led by our members.

Modern & Innovative

Innovation isn't something you hear in the same line as Martial Arts very often, but it encompasses everything we do. From the latest technology to the newest strategies in coaching; we're pushing forward and leading the pack.

Everything You'll Need. One Place.

Enjoy access to everything you and your club could ever need – from insurance, qualifications, training and seminars through to equipment, web hosting, printing and more. All in one place, all from one trusted provider. No more paying thousands for multiple services from different companies.

We're the organisation for independent martial arts clubs.

"To High Places by Narrow Roads"