Sport England Approval To Permit A Return to Play For Styles Without NGB Representation

We know for numerous clubs that practice style(s) outside of a Sport England NGB that the thought of having to remain at Phase 0 (socially distanced, zero contact training) until June 21st at the earliest has been an incredibly difficult realisation to arrive at. We know it’s further impacted ...

MAJOR UPDATE: Sport England Return To Play Open-Use Confirmation

THIS PAGE IS NOW OUT OF DATE. PLEASE REFER TO OUR LATEST UPDATE HERE. We will leave this content online for past-reference and it may be helpful for clubs interpreting the guidance’s of RtP documents but it should now no longer be considered up to date. Last update: 9th April 2021 to ...

A Summary Of Where We Are Now (DCMS And Return To Play)

With the Easter Bank Holiday weekend upon us, we know so many clubs are anxious to learn more about what’s coming down the line next week, and what to expect in respect of what they can and can’t do from April 12th in England. We’ve asked you to send us your questions and have put ...

COVID Updates – DCMS Guidance Ahead of 29th March Return To Outdoor Training

We’re aware of a number of martial arts associations today (24th March) posting conflicting information surrounding updates from DCMS on the roadmap out of lockdown for martial arts in England. We will be formally updating our full roadmap on 25th March to reflect the latest available guidance...

Martial Arts’ Roadmap Out Of Lockdown (England) & Our COVID Grants

It’s been a miserable winter for martial arts across the UK following another round of national lockdowns but it looks as if, finally, we have what should prove to be a start to the return of martial arts ‘as we know it’. This post has been written with measures in England in...

Could Martial Arts Be Back By Mid-March?

It seems a tantalising possibility, and one which has been dashed so many times over the past twelve months. Nearly a year to the day since many of our clubs and instructors were forced to shut their classes, it seems increasingly likely we may be returning before the anticipated return date of...

BMABA Unveils New 2021 Club Support Packages For Martial Arts Recovery

Support For; Non Members Current Members Why We’re Doing This How To Apply We know that for many clubs, 2020 and the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 caused catastrophic damage to memberships and engagement. BMABA have always championed the importance of grass roots martial arts...

BMABA Nominated For The Sports Business Awards’ 2020 Sports Diversity Award

We’re proud to have been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Sports Business Awards’ 2020 Sports Diversity Award category. We have always practiced what martial arts teaches – complete equality separated only by the merits of what we do as individuals – and it’s ...

December 2nd Last Minute DCMS Updates

This evening (1st December) a very large association posted an update to Facebook that turned out to be erroneous regarding the prohibition of adults training in martial arts. We understand how hard the guidance is to interpret at the moment and know full-well the information was shared with the bes...

December 2nd Tier System Update For Martial Arts

Please bear in mind that this guidance is developing quickly as we respond to additional information being made available throughout the week. As always, we’ve done our best to provide accurate and up to date guidance but at the time of writing, many Government sources are yet to be updat...