New Extended Hours & Late Night Opening

During COVID we’ve kept our office open on it’s full-time basis with phones, emails and other support online. As we now move into the next phase of a ‘return to normality’ we’re looking ahead at how we can adapt our office hours to better suite our members. We’re ...

19th July Covid Update (England)

As Boris Johnson announces ‘Freedom Day’ is to go ahead on 19th July, we’re all left wondering what this means for our instructors, clubs and students in the weeks and months ahead. Giovanni Soffietto, our Chief Executive Officer, has issued the following statement to clubs who are...

New Exclusive Bookings From ASDA & Yeo Valley Rewards Scheme

We’re very proud to announce a new and exclusive relationship with a national marketing organisation that will place BMABA as the sole martial arts provider of taster sessions to consumers using both the new ASDA loyalty card, and Yeo-Valley Tokens too. This is expected to generate massive foo...

BMABA Interim Policy For Unrepresented Style Goes Live

Following on from our announcement late last week that, after discussions with Sport England, we have been given permission to release an interim ‘Return to Play’ policy for clubs practicing unrepresented styles of martial arts, we’re pleased to announce this policy has now formall...

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THIS PAGE IS NOW OUT OF DATE.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...