Martial Arts Student Insurance,
As an Association we’re proud to offer affordable, reliable and comprehensive student insurance & membership for a low annual price, starting at just £4.20 per student, per year for one off ‘pay as you go registrations’ with substantial discounts available for bulk registrations too.
You can protect your students with £1,000,000, £2,000,000 or £5,000,000 student public liability insurance (also known as member to member) covering more than 200 different styles. Cover also includes a range of different types of weapons and our inclusive licensing means their grades and awards are recognised by a leading Association. On top of all this, you can hand them over beautiful PDF or printed certification, professional license books & inner-slips and access to premium websites, services & businesses at no extra cost to you or your student. This is in addition to live-time student records, instant access to cover and documentation, custom license slips and so much more.
We’re proud to offer comprehensive martial arts student insurance and martial arts student membership for all of our members. There’s no minimum student amount either.
As one of the UK’s leading martial arts student insurance providers, you be assured that;
Just A Few Key BMABA Student Insurance Features;
What Is Student Insurance?
Student insurance (often referred to as ‘member to member’, ‘student indemnity’, ‘student licenses’ or other variations thereof) is a type of cover designed to afford protection to students in the event of an incident or injury within your club.
BMABA Student insurance goes beyond just insurance. When we refer to student insurance, we’re referring to a combined student insurance, licensing and membership package which brings together all aspects of student management into a single registration. We do this to ensure there’s nothing left off. Alot of other associations might not do this, so bear this in mind!
BMABA Martial Arts Student insurance is designed to provide you with a range of insurances to protect you and your students in the dojo. It also includes BMABA student membership with the association, to help us offer additional features like international grade recognition and more. Student Licensing is bundled in too, which means student licenses are included.
There are effectively two main types of cover for students; Public Liability and Personal Accident. Most of the time when you hear the generic (and slightly incorrect term) ‘Member to Member’ this refers to Public Liability (PL) which is designed to cover for injury to other participants or damage to property.
Personal Accident (PA) provides additional benefits – such as physiotherapy expenses, dental costs or loss of income payments if a student is injured during your class. Student Insurances can be a huge source of income for your club and, more importantly, it can provide essential protection to your members in the event of injury.
Find out more about BMABA student insurance, membership and licensing. See what’s included, how it works and how it can help your club.
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Why BMABA Student Insurance?
What We Offer
As a multi-award winning martial arts governing body, we’re big on promoting best practice and giving our clubs the tools needed to grow safely. A huge part of this and one of the biggest requirements from our industry is student insurance.
For this reason, we offer the following as standard for all students registered with us;
Student Insurance (Public Liability - PL)
By default all of our student memberships are inclusive of £1,000,000 Student Public Liability insurance designed to provide protection in the event of a student injuring another participant or causing damage to your venue. Cover is also available in £2,000,000 and £5,000,000 increments as required.
Student Association Membership
Also included is BMABA Student Membership. This provides students with tools and services designed to help them stay at your club. This includes student engagement and retention services, as well as a dedicated student liaison officer, at no extra charge. Students can also access a purpose built online student portal, forums, communities, vlogs, podcasts and blogs to help you add credibility and value.
From the issuance of grades (be it Kyu, Dan, Sash or Levels) to in-club tournaments and awards, student licensing ensures the documentation you issue in-house is recognised throughout the United Kingdom. Student licensing also provides the participant with a governing-body mandate to participate within martial arts at your club.
Optionally, we can also include;
Personal Accident Insurance (PA)
In addition to their core protection from damages when pursued by another student or venue, we can also provide your students with Personal Accident (PA) cover. This provides assistance when a student is injured, without the need to pursue a claim against somebody else. PA can include cover for things like dental expenses, broken bones, loss of income, physiotherapy and more. Please check the benefit amounts from the FAQs section to learn more.
All BMABA Student Registrations Enjoy;
Register Students From Any Device, 24/7, With Instant Insurance Confirmation
Our industry-disrupting software allows you to register your students with you anywhere, anytime and on any device. You’ll receive instant confirmation of insurance and licensing status, so you can rest assured they’re ‘on our books’ and properly licensed before they step onto the mats.
Secure Access To Your Students 24/7
They’re your students, so being able to access their records 24/7 is essential. We’ve invested vast sums of money into ensuring our clubs and instructors benefit from the best possible technology. This includes an instructor’s portal containing dozens of sections – such as students, insurances, licensing and more.
Detailed, Auditable, Professional Records For Your Members
Our specialist and bespoke instructor portal creates an individual record for each student of yours. Securely see and track everything from grade through to medical conditions- registrations dates to membership term. This is in addition to the sortable, dynamic list of all registered students which you can use to ‘at a glance’ find soon to renew students, or everyone of a set grade etc.
Beautiful Certification To Help You Stand Out And Add Value
We don’t just provide access to the arbitrary ‘typewriter’ written license slip. BMABA Student licensing features our stunning, industry renowned membership certificates, charters and license slips to help you add value to club registrations and renewals.
By default, we always offer digital (PDF) certification so you can access, share and print documents yourself, 24/7.
We also offer printed documents, club ID cards, license books and more to help you deliver more for your club fees.
Grow Your Club
With BMABA Student Insurance.
BMABA Student insurance, which is a combination of insurance, membership and licensing can help you add value and grow your membership base.
By showing you’re engaged with a governing body – and by extension your students are too – you’ll be adding credibility and recognition to grades, training and awards issued by you and your club.
Not only does the student insurance package provide the essential insurances and memberships your students can really benefit from, but it’s also an excellent annual opportunity for your club to boost it’s revenue.
Take a look at our 3 Ways You Can Introduce Student Cover And Boost Your Club’s Income to find out more about how our student package can help you grow your club.
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WE KNOW THAT RESPECT IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN.
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What Are The Costs?
Our costing is designed to be transparent, easy to follow and even more importantly – safe to build your club around. All of our cost in priced on the basis of per student, per year.
Every student insurance & membership purchase includes;
- £1, £2 or £5 Million Student Public Liability Insurance
- Full Student Licensing
- BMABA Student Membership
- Grade & Award Recognition
- Access To Grading Support
- Student Analytics Reporting
- Student Database Admin
- Student Liaison & Support Officers
- Online Instant Student Registrations
- Access To Student Resources
- Help Gaining & Registering Students
- Access To Our Student Community
- Optional Personal Accident Insurance
- Plus More
Our price plans exist to offer clubs of different sizes the opportunity to decide on the additional added extras they feel help them achieve their goals.
Which one you choose (if any at all) are entirely up to you. Because of our amazing online student registration system you’re free to pick & choose which option you want for every student. This allows you to create tiers of pricing in your own club or to offer your students the individual choice of a more expensive & fully-featured membership against a more affordable yet basic membership.
Best of all, as the instructor you can be sure the key essentials – such as grade recognition, insurance, licensing & membership, are all covered.
BASIC - £4.10 Per Student, Per Year
You’ll receive all of the benefits listed to the left but you won’t receive any digital or printed certification. Perfect if you plan to produce your own in-house documents and just need access to the insurance, licensing, membership & professional services.
DIGITAL - £5 Per Student, Per Year
All of the listed benefits (to the left) plus digital certification. You’ll receive a membership certificate (A4), license slip (for standard UK license books) and any additional certification or membership documents in PDF format, ready for download 24/7.
PRINTED - £8.35 Per Student, Per Year
As per the above, plus the addition of beautifully printed & delivered BMABA Student documentation, all foiled and stamped for security. License slips will also be printed and sent at the correct size for UK licenses.
EXTENDED - £11.35 Per Student, Per Year
As per the above, plus the addition of an official BMABA license grading book to accompany your registrations; perfect for recording progress, grades and club involvement.
Personal Accident Insurance
Many instructors in our industry get confused about student public liability and personal accident.
We’re pleased to be able to offer competitive student personal accident insurance to help you and your students feel more suitably covered, should you need it. It’s an optional extra so you don’t need to take it, but it’s there to help you and your students should you feel it’s worth adding.
COST: £8.20 Per Student (In addition to regular student cost)
Operative Time: Whilst taking part in BMABA authorised activities only.
Death: £ 25,000 (reduced to £10,000 for under 16’s)
Loss of Limbs or Eyes: £ 25,000 (Continental Scale as defined in the policy)
Permanent Total Disablement from any occupation following accident:
£25,000 (Continental Scale as defined in the policy)
Physiotherapy Expenses: – Maximum benefit per Member £350
Maximum of 10 sessions per Member
Dental Expenses – Maximum benefit per Member £250. Excess each & every claim £25. Excluding damage to dentures; bridges; crowns & all
other dental appliances.
Temporary Total Disablement from usual occupation following
accident only: £100 per week. 14 Day Excess each & every claim. Benefit payable for up to 52 weeks. Benefit limited to £50 per week for persons not in gainful Employment.
Broken Bones Benefit: Arm; Leg; Cheekbone; & Collar Bone – £100.
Maximum Benefit per Member £300. No cover if a valid claim is made under the Temporary Total Disablement section. A broken wrist would be included if the break occurs at the base of the Radius or Ulna. A broken ankle would be covered if the break occurs in the base of the fibula or Tibia. If any of the smaller surrounding bones were fractured this would not be classed as a broken arm/leg.
Temporary Total Disablement benefit must not exceed 75% of normal weekly income. Excluding any injuries or disablement arising from any pre-existing defect, infirmity or sickness. Insurer: Travellers @ Lloyd’s via Pulse Insurance Ltd.
RECOGNISE & INSURE
|Aiuchi Ju Jitsu|
|Aiwakai Karate Do|
|Ba Ji Quan and Tai Chi|
|Bataireacht (Irish Stick Fighting)|
|BMABA Approved Disciplines & Styles|
|Bokh (Mongolian Wrestling)|
|Brazilian Ju Jitsu (BJJ)|
|British Combat Judo|
|British Folkstyle Wrestling|
|Bujinkan Budo Tai Jutsu|
|Canne de Combat|
|Choy Li Fut|
|Choi Kwang Do|
|Close Protection Training|
|Close Quarter Combat (CQB)|
|Daido Juku Kudo|
|Daito-ryu Aiki Jujitsu|
|Drunken Fist (Zui Quan)|
|Eagle Claw Kung Fu|
|Filipino Martial Arts|
|Fitness Orientated Kickboxing|
|Freestyle Karate Jutsu|
|Freestyle Kung Fu|
|Fu Jow Pai|
|Goju Kai Karate Do|
|Goju Ryu Karate|
|Goshin Ryu Kempo Jujitsu|
|Han Mu Do|
|Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)|
|Hwa Rang Do|
|Jado Kuin Do|
|Japanese Shotokan Karate|
|Jeet Kune Do|
|Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido|
|Jun Fan Gung Fu|
|Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do|
|Kaze Arashi Ryu|
|Kuk Sool Won|
|Kung Fu To’a|
|Lau Gar Kickboxing|
|Lau Gar Kung Fu|
|Lee Style Tai Chi|
|Leopard Kung Fu (Bao Quan)|
|Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)|
|Martial Arts Based Fitness|
|Martial Arts Wrestling|
|Military Martial Arts|
|Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)|
|Monkey Kung Fu (Hou Quan)|
|Nearu Martial Art|
|Nihon Goshin Ju Jitsu|
|North West Chinese Kickboxing|
|Qi Kwan Do|
|Qwan Ki Do|
|Reality Based Martial Arts|
|Russian Martial Arts|
|Sanjuro Martial Arts|
|Seiki Juku Karate|
|Shaolin Kempo Karate|
|Shaolin Kung Fu|
|Shindo Jinen Ryu|
|Shotokan Goju Ryu|
|Soo Bahk Do|
|Sport Boxing (Martial Arts Based)|
|Tai Chi Chuan|
|Tang Soo Do|
|Tiger Claw Kung Fu (Fu Jow Pai)|
|Traditional Italian Martial Arts|
|Traditional Wado Ryu|
|Viet Vo Dao|
|Wado Ryu Karate|
|Wing Chun Kung Fu|
|World Tang Soo Do|
|Zen Shin Karate|
Our association has the full authority to add additional styles as required. Provided it’s legitimate, we should be able to insure it. If you can’t find your discipline above, contact us and we’ll try and help.
|3 Section Staff|
|Blunted Metal Sabre|
|Bow & Arrow**|
|Butterfly Knives (No Live Blades)|
|Cosh (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Dagger (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Dan Bong (Short Sticks)|
|Iaito (Practice Only)|
|Kama (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Katana (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Knives (Blunted Metal)|
|Kunai (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Naginta (Blunted Blade)|
|Plastic Weapons (No Live Blades)|
|Practice Sword (No Live Blades)|
|Rokushaku Bo (Japanese Staff)|
|Shinai (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Shuko (Demonstration Only)|
|Swords (Blunted Metal)|
|Tai Chi Sword (Blunted Blade Only)|
|Training Knife (No Live Blades)|
|Training Swords (No Live Blades)|
|Training Weapons (No Live Blades)|
|Wing Chun Pole|
|Wooden Weapons (No Live Blades)|
Yari (Japanese Spear)
Just a couple of testimonials…
“I would like to thank everyone on the BMABA Team that has helped me during my time with what can only be described as the best Martial Arts Association I have ever belonged to and I am proud to be one of its first members. Giovanni, you are an inspiration and entrepreneur for those that embrace a politics-free association, professionally run and a shining example for the rest. Keep up the good work – the recognition is already there and I suspect it will continue. The BMABA is the association that I had hoped and dreamed about to allow me to start teaching self defence with the support and advice I needed, but without the politics and interference I wished to avoid.”
“Someone has answered my gentle prayers and FINALLY designed an organisation that will leave you stress-free in the world of MARTIAL ARTS 🙂
I am so excited to leave my recommendation because words cannot describe how much BMABA means to me and how it has changed everything in my organisation for the better. They are literally representing what we are about here at British MMA in West London, Brentford. We go by ‘Traditional Values with a Modern Approach’. They are so much more and you can take it from me – you’ll never find any other organisation or company doing GREATER things than this team BMABA. For all those who are still traditional and thinking old ways of not changing things around in case there are some concerns. Give me a call from our website or facebook page and I will personally give you a recommendation in why you should change and revamp everything in your club or as an instructor with the BRITISH MARTIAL ARTS & BOXING ASSOCIATION.
Questions & Answers (FAQs)
Is there a minimum student registration number per year?
No, there isn’t. You can register as many or as few students as you wish. You’ll still just pay the quoted ‘per student, per year’ price.
Who underwriters the policy?
Our specialist group cover policy is underwritten by a ‘syndicate’ of different insurers, as the policy provides access to a number of different types of insurance. We (the association) are the policy holder and you are assigned to the policy with membership.
If there’s anything else you’d like to see or feel is needed to make an informed decision about the policy’s suitability, please contact us.
What about students trying my club? Do they need to register?
We offer completely free 28 day temporary cover to all premium members, so you can register students for free whilst they try out your club. This will be our standard full student Public Liability combined with membership at £1,000,000 Public Liability.
Can I see the policy wording and conditions?
Is there an age limit on students?
Technically no, but we impose a 4 year old through to 75 year old default range as standard. If you need cover outside of this, please speak with us first.