We’re Finalists For The Sports Business Award ‘Best COVID Response’

“Most Innovative Business Response To Covid 19 – UK Finalists We’re thrilled to have been nominated as a finalist for the 2021 Sports Business Awards, in the category tributing the best response to COVID across the sporting industry. We’re the only martial art...

BMABA Turns 9 Years Old!

We’re thrilled as an organisation to be today celebrating our 9th Birthday! Founded on 1st September 2012, BMABA has enjoyed a meteoric success within the martial arts association industry, establishing ourselves as not just a major player in less than a decade but also ‘first-in-class&r...

BMABA Unveil Industry’s First Maternity Cover Provision

We understand that pregnancy can be a really difficult time for many of our female members and that’s why BMABA are proud to unveil the industry’s first ‘maternity cover’ provision to assist in providing flexibility during this crucial time. For many women who teach as a sole...

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 ...