Everything Your Club Will Ever Need To Thrive

A Membership Like None-Other, From An Association Like None-Other

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What Does Our Membership Offer?

BMABA is one of the UK’s leading multi-style, independent associations for martial arts and combat instructors, clubs, senseis & coaches.

Our membership is renowned as being the most comprehensive available to UK clubs and instructors. We don’t just offer certification, nor just insurance. Instead we bundle dozens of tools, features, licensing provisions, insurances and resources into a single membership package. We are confident you will not find another martial arts association in the UK able to offer so much for so little.

From a free club website to template documents, grading certificates through to black belt gradings. Networking, printing, syllabus recognition, student insurance; you name it – we’ve got it. One place, one login, one renewal. Simple.

We’re politics free, completely independent, community led and fiercely committed to the development of our industry, leading the way for change and a modern martial arts industry.

From a free club website, marketing advice and business support through to template risk assessments, stock grading certificates and printing – our membership provides you with access to dozens of resources and tools to help you grow your club and retain students.

From instructor certificates and recognition of grade documentation through to vocational Dan gradings, syllabus licensing, instructor licenses and more; our membership provides access to fully comprehensive licensing provisions.

Access affordable instructor, student and club insurance, as well as access to discounted first aid training, enhanced DBS checks, safeguarding qualifications and more, exclusively for BMABA clubs and instructors.

We’ve been strictly politics free since 2012 and pride ourselves on running a community led organisation on the sound principles of good governance and genuine transparency.

You remain able to run your club with absolute independence, free of interference. What’s more, you’ll be backed up by our multi-award winning governing body with certification, licensing, endorsement, business support and more as standard.

We’re Absolutely Certain There’s Nobody Else In The Market Who Can Offer Your Club What We Can

Access absolutely everything your club will ever need, all inclusive in an affordable membership. Insurance, DBS, safeguarding, first aid, risk management, club development, SEO, analytics, club management platforms, template documents, design software, uniform and clothing, support, guidance – and so much more. Thousands of pounds of extras all wrapped up in one affordable plan.

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In Your Corner

Membership to BMABA Helps Reduce Admin & Grow Your Club

Tools, resources, training and support to help your martial arts club get up to speed with compliance, upskill instructors, market more effectively and ultimately grow.

Growing Your Club

Ultimately what BMABA does best is support you and your club in getting up to speed, and growing sustainably. We're in your corner.

Technology First

We'll help you keep up with the fast-changing pace of the tech world, with access to the latest software to keep you ahead.

Admin & Management

We know you want to spend more time on the mats, and less time at the desk. We'll help you do that with pre-packaged templates, resources and tools to cut down admin.

Legal & Compliance

BMABA is at the forefront of safeguarding in martial arts, and we'll help you and your club get up to speed on legal requirements and best practice.

Popular Membership Features

Instructor Insurance

Affordable, flexible, comprehensive.

Student Cover

Easy to use and cost effective.

Whole-Club Cover

Comprehensive & Affordable

Instructor Qualifications

Completely free and entirely online.

Club Software

Free and flexible club management.

Cash Grants For Clubs

Cash Grants open to all clubs.

Plus So Much More As Standard Just Some Of The Tools & Resources We Offer

  • Instructor Certification & Licensing
  • Student Insurance & Licensing
  • Free Instructor Qualifications
  • Safeguarding Qualifications
  • Enhanced DBS Checks
  • First Aid Training
  • Free Club Website
  • Club Management Support
  • Instructor Certification & Licensing
  • Logos & Accreditation Marks
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Platform
  • Local & National Networking
  • Stock Grading Certificates
  • Free Instructor Qualifications
  • Template Documents & Forms
  • Printing & Design
  • Safeguarding Code For Martial Arts
  • Best Practice Guidance
  • WordPress Hosting
  • a.i For Martial Arts
  • Event Management Checklists
  • Safeguarding Model Policies
  • Analytics & Tracking Tools
  • Budgeting Apps
  • Professional Webmail
  • Clothing & Uniform
  • Cyber Toolkit
  • Cash Grants & Funding
  • Risk Management Awards
  • Concussion & Head Injury
  • National Advertising
  • Entrepreneur's Support
  • Plus So Much More

FREE Club Management Software Exclusively Built By Us, Just For Our Clubs

ClubManager by BMABA is our in-house, professionally developed Club Management solution. It’s free for all of our members and comes with a tonne of essential and groundbreaking features as standard.


  • Attendance & Grade Tracking
  • Student Records Management
  • Class Bookings & Timetables
  • Flexible Payments & Memberships
  • Grading Certificates Generator
  • Licence Slip & Documents Generator
  • Customised Branding & Functionality
  • Data Freedom & Ownership
  • Manage Events & Competitions
  • Student Portal & Member's Content
  • Concussion & RtP Management
  • Digital Incident Log Book
  • Digital Risk Assessments
  • Task Management
  • Registrations & Waivers

Multi-Award Winning

Membership for UK Martial Arts Clubs There's No Other Martial Arts Association That Packs So Much Into Each Membership

Access thousands of pounds of extra resources and tools to help your club thrive – from model templates and stock grading certificates through to grant programmes and training courses.

Certification That Makes The Right Impression

Too many associations still issue amateur documentation to instructors. This not only devalues the membership, but also doesn’t help you when it comes to instilling trust in schools, venues and parents. BMABA Certification is visually stunning, professionally issued and all links back to our national instructor register which can be checked in real-time.

Thinking of Switching To Us?

Put Us To The Test

We never want to short-sell clubs the BMABA membership. Why? Because after you join you’re with us for (atleast) a year! For that reason, we’re very comfortable with clubs putting us to the test before making any commitment. 


Who Are We?

Take a look at our history, and get a feel as to what BMABA stands for.


What We Do

We're confident there's no other association who can offer what we do.


Why We're Different

If you've taught for more than a few years, you've heard it all before. See why BMABA is different.


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Est. 2012

With more than a decades experience growing rapidly across multiple styles, we bring a wealth of specialist knowledge to the subject of associationship.

See What Our Members Say

See what dozens of our members have to say about their experiences with BMABA. From small solo clubs to multi-academy franchises.

Multi-Award Winning

From our entrepreneurial founder to the association and our charitable foundation - we've received dozens of major awards for our work.

Meet The Team

Meet the experienced team who are all full members of our staff, and not just volunteers.


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Our Core Commitments 

Strictly Politics Free

We’re a professional trade body, not a boy’s club.


Focused on delivery value for money.


Funding tree planting, clean water projects and the Fighting Chance Foundation

Fiercely Independent 

Open to all independent clubs, no matter their style or size.

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