BMABA Joins Wales Sports Association (WSA) To Head Up A New Welsh Service

As an association we have grown considerably throughout the UK over the past 8 years. In particular, throughout COVID, our industry leading response and tailored guidance has seen the BMABA expand rapidly. One area of particular growth is within Wales, where we have seen a flurry of clubs and instru...

We Need Your Impact Statements To Take To Government

Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on UK martial arts clubs. Every style, every size, every type. With a few exceptions to the rule, our team have been devastated to hear of clubs closing under the most upsetting and desperate circumstances right from the ‘get go’ back in April of ...

Latest Updates On Covid Tiers & Martial Arts Instruction

It seems to be somewhat of a regular feature for martial arts already this winter. As a collective industry we adapt and flow to new restrictions, changes and methods in the hope of maintaining our clubs long enough to see day light again, in what is (we hope) likely to be the Spring of 2021. Just l...

We Are Lobbying UK Government For Specific Support For Martial Arts

We know that the martial arts sector has a habit of being very insular to engagement with the wider sporting sector. Unfortunately this has caused the independent martial arts community to suffer immeasurably during Coronavirus. BMABA has a long affinity of both working with external organisations a...

We’re Good! The Latest Updates On UK Martial Arts.

Fantastic news for independent UK Martial arts – Government guidance has been clarified and we now have definitive definitions to ‘hang our hats on’.   What just happened? Good question. Take a look at our post from just a few hours ago to get a better understanding of what le...

Latest Government Guidance & The Impact On Martial Arts – Questions & Answers

There have been important developments over the past few hours which now supersede this post. Click here to read the latest updates! Here we are again. An entire community on the edge of our seats awaiting the thumbs up or down from the Prime Minister on whether or not indoor martial arts c...

Live-Bladed Insurance Available Imminently

For a number of years instructors and students from numerous styles that incorporate weapons have found themselves at a loose end when it comes to live bladed weapon training. Whether it’s Filipino arts like Arnis, FMA or Escrima through to Ninjitsu or HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), ...

Our New Operations Office Is Now Open!

We’re exceptionally proud to confirm that our new Operations Office is now ready to re-open following a major office move and complete refurbishment. There is never a good time to move offices – both logistically and financially – but despite Coronavirus having a significant impact...

Our New BMABA Office Is Nearly Ready

For those of you who follow us regularly on Instagram and Facebook, you will know we’re currently ‘knee-deep’ in a major office refurbishment and move. The BMABA was founded in 2012 as a community organisation and was initially run by a voluntary team without offices or staff. As t...

Rule of 6 and Mass Testing. Where Does This Leave Martial Arts?

What a 24 hours for our community. From the announcement at 22:30 last night that England would see a near-immediate limit to groups more than six in total meeting to a potential glimmer of a possible exit to social distancing and a ban on grappling. It’s far from black and white and is yet to...


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