We’re an independent, politics free, multi-style martial arts governing body committed to protecting and developing the UK martial arts industry.

We help our instructor’s clubs grow by offering renowned membership, insurances and licensing that provides clubs with everything they’ll need under just one roof.

Since 2012 our association has been representing an ever-growing number of UK martial arts clubs and instructors. We provide insurance, licensing and resources to clubs of all sizes in a completely politics and ego free environment.

All of our members are free to continue running their club without interference, with leading BMABA governance behind them to help their business grow.

We’re an independent multi-style association that regulates standards of professionalism in our industry, promotes grass-roots participation and helps instructors and senseis run safe, effective and successful martial arts clubs.

  • Let’s You Run Your Club Your Way, Without Interference
  • Can Support You With Guidance & Governance On Legal Requirements And Professional Standards
  • Provides Access To Instructor, Student, Club & Event Insurance At Highly Competitive Prices
  • Provides You With Dozens Of Resources & Tools To Help You Grow
  • Can Support You With Marketing, Web Design, SEO & Business Matters
  • Provides Access To Professional Services Like First Aid Training, DBS Checks, Safeguarding Qualifications & More
  • Plus Much More

See What Our Membership Includes

From certification and licensing through to club websites and business support. See what makes BMABA membership special.
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See Why We're Different

We take pride in being different in ethos, culture and operation to almost every other martial arts NGB. See why.
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Proud To Be Not For Profit

We’re immensely proud to be a not for profit social enterprise. This means we’re legally bound to ensure our fees go back into supporting and promoting martial arts in line with our Group’s vision. We’ve also been transparent about where money goes, who earns what and the financial state of our organisation since day one, way back in 2012.

In return for your membership fee, you don’t just enjoy the advertised membership features and resources (like a free club website, any insurances opted for, marketing advice, stock grading certificates etc). You’ll also be helping us make a real difference to the governance of martial arts, the promotion of grass roots participation and a number of key charitable programs that use martial arts to change lives and inspire generations.

Membership That Packs A Punch

We don’t believe in charging a fortune for just a signed piece of paper. Alongside our beautiful certification & licensing our membership is jam-packed full of extras that simply aren’t available from any other martial arts association.

Get all the extras like blank documents & forms, downloadable grading certificates, a free club website, business support & guidance, premium club listings, online e-courses, safeguarding guidance, discounted clothing and equipment, networking, marketing support and more all included at no extra charge.

No Politics, No Squabbling & No Who’s-Who

We know how many good organisations have been ruined by this in the past – that’s why we’re led by our members and a member’s elected association committee (made up of fellow members). Our director is answerable to our committee and visa-versa, ensuring a continued balance of power and absolutely no politics.

We’re dedicated to our members and we’re martial artists too. Squabbling, petty arguing or un-necessary red tape annoys us just as much as it annoys you!

Just a hand-full of our membership features & benefits we can offer you & your martial arts club

Everything You Need In One Place

Gone are the days of licensing from one place, business support from another & hosting from another etc. Access everything you need in one place with a single login.

Connect & Network

Connect, network and make contacts through our ever growing membership base through an intuitive & easy to use online member’s community.

Business & Marketing Support

We’re pleased to be the first major martial arts association offering dedicated business, club management and marketing support as standard with our memberships.

A Strong Community

Regardless of age, style, location or grade – our member’s community is a single, united forum of like minded professionals and clubs from across the UK.

Industry Leading Certification

The certification we issue, alongside our leading verification & authentication services makes our licensing some of the most widely recognised available anywhere in the UK.

A Leading, Professional Organisation

Our Association is arguably one of the most widely recognised in the United Kingdom for professional standards and grass roots engagement.

What Makes Us Different?

See why we’re proud to be recognised as different to so many other multi-style martial arts governing bodies.

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There is no martial arts association in the UK doing as much as us right now to get your club back on its feet.
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