We provide full access to our tutorials, guides, content and advice on the provision of online training to all premium BMABA members.

We understand how important it is for our clubs to be able to access the latest technology and trends as they emerge, to keep their clubs ahead of the competition.

We also know that in the current landscape, the ability to deliver safe and professional martial arts training is essential to maintaining the cash flow of thousands of clubs and coaches.

That’s why we’re proud to provide all of our instructors and clubs with access to specialist guidance on a whole-range of online based queries and questions.

Unless it’s specified specifically by your insurer, there’s a good chance they won’t cover you for the delivery of online classes, content or sessions. Our association’s insurances can provide you with the necessary insurance and clarity to deliver live-time and pre-recorded lessons, content and tutorials for your members.


Your Guide To

Remote Teaching



We help our clubs explore the available technology for both live and pre-recorded broadcasts, and provide tutorials to help you get your online sessions up and running.



We provide insurance cover for the delivery of online lessons – both live and pre-recorded – at no extra cost for all instructors, and we provide clarity on your requirements to remain covered.



We help our clubs understand health and safety considerations, including risk assessments, for the delivery of remote training.



We guide our members on the use of online technology in relation to key teaching considerations, such as gradings, technical development and other key delivery issues.



We provide commercial guidance to clubs and instructors, helping you deliver cost-effective, profitable online training to help develop and bolster your club’s finances.



We provide a range of pre-designed, specialist forms designed to help you get the right checks and balances in place in relation to the delivery of online-training within your club.

All of the above, plus lots more, is inclusive in the cost of any memberships and, if combined, insurances. There’s nothing extra to pay. If you opt for our instructor insurance with membership, we’ll even pay any extra fees for the online training extension.

Access Everything From Our Exclusive, Award Winning Member’s Area

Whatever device, you can access our advice and guidance on delivering online training to your members all inclusive in the cost of your membership.

Not sure if your instructor insurance covers the delivery of online training?

We can help.

We’re experts in the delivery of specialist instructor insurance. Better still, it’s combined with membership to the BMABA. This provides you with access to a huge range of services and tools from our award winning, politics free association. Everything from the core essentials – like DBS checks, first aid training and best practice through to a free club website, template documents and forms and instructor ID Cards; we’ve got it covered.

One provider, one simple annual or monthly fee.

Access all of our resources, support and tools to help you deliver professional online training to your students.

Pre-Recorded lessons or Live-Streaming.

We’re here to help with questions and queries.

Access expert guidance and speak with our dedicated team for queries on membership, insurance, eligibility, us or just about anything else you might need.

We’re not based from a kitchen worktop, nor do we employ call centres overseas to answer generic FAQs for us. We have three locations throughout the UK including our Headquarters in West Sussex. BMABA boasts over 1,250sqft of newly refurbished top-spec office space for our dedicated staff and everyone you speak with here – be it via email, live chat, Facebook or phone – is part of the team and not an outsourced agent.


01798 306546

We’re always happy to speak with new and current members by phone.

Lines are generally staffed between the hours of 9.15am and 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 1pm Friday. Occasionally you may not be able to reach us if we’re all tied up elsewhere (you’re calling a real office, not a call-centre!) but we provide an answer phone service 24/7. Please leave a message and we’ll be happy to call you back as soon as we’re free.

Or, if you prefer, you’re welcome to;

Join More Than 6,500 Like-Minded Instructors & Clubs

We’re one of the largest martial arts associations in the UK with more than 30,000 registered members across thousands of clubs and instructors.

We have our own offices, not the kitchen table.

There’s nothing wrong with smaller martial arts associations. In fact, we think it’s good for competition and variety. Unfortunately too many are one-man bands run from kitchen tables, and not professional set ups with staff.

We have three locations – Manchester, London and West Sussex. Our HQ has over 1,400sqft of dedicated, bespoke office space for our team of staff and volunteers.

Founded in 2012 by the now Multi-Award Winning Social Entrepreneur & Life-Long Martial Artist

Frustrated by a lack of affordable, professional alternatives to the associations Giovanni Soffietto had dealt with when participating and then teaching Thai Boxing and Karate, BMABA was founded.

Focused on professional standards and ethics rather than belts and titles, BMABA boasts the pedigree of a life-long martial arts expert come award winning social entrepreneur as it’s Chief Executive Officer. It’s fair to say we’re well qualified and backed by an industry giant.

Our Membership Isn’t Just A Piece Of Paper

We have always been focused on providing clubs with everything they need under a single membership, and our range of resources, tools and features delivers exactly that.

From template grading certificates and documents through to a free club website and national club listings. Whether it be advice on club structure and marketing or membership marks and qualifications. DBS checks, first aid qualifications, coaching certificates, instructor licenses, insurance, business plans, equipment, graphics – you named it, we cover it under just one simple, affordable membership.

Beautiful, Professional Certification As Standard

So much of what you do will be judged on the grades, credentials and certification you hold. We get that.

We know parents, students and venues don’t always understand exactly what qualifies you. We help by providing superb, professional certification that ensures you look the part. Be it a Dan Grade, Instructor License or Insurance Document, all of our digital and printed certificates will meet the mark and be accepted across the UK.

Our Profits Fund The Fighting Chance Foundation

All of our eligible profits are donated to the Fighting Chance Foundation to help change lives through martial arts.

From programmes designed to help children in poverty and women & girls at risk of violence through to anti-knife campaigns and disability inclusion work, the Fighting Chance Foundation changes lives through martial arts.

Access The Latest Martial Arts Qualifications

We provide all of our members with a free Level 1 and level 2 Martial Arts Instructor Qualification. We also provide access to more than twenty professional courses and qualifications to help expand our member’s portfolios.

From first aid, safeguarding and coaching through to concussion awareness, club colours and marketing – BMABA are a household name in martial arts for providing high-quality, affordable access to training and qualifications for martial arts.

We Back Our Members, Even During The Darkest Of Times

Our response and support throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic confirmed to the industry the way BMABA treats it’s members.

We provided daily updates, dedicated online training hubs, access to a free COVID instructor qualification, subsidised insurances, a self-funded Covid Recovery Scheme, mediation services with local authorities and interpretations of DCMS policy. We increased our operational hours to ensure a 7 day a week response and invested more than ever in our systems, processes and memberships. This is what an association should be doing for its members we believe. As our slogan goes; “To High Places By Narrow Roads“.

You won't find another UK martial arts association that can offer so much to their members.


Not entirely sure?

Try us for free for 6 months, with no obligation.

There’s absolutely no obligation to commit beyond 6 months. You’ll be able to explore what we offer, our member’s area, all of our licensing options and get a better feel for the BMABA’s service without any obligation to become a full member. We genuinely believe the best way to find out if we’re any good is to try us for yourself.

Switching To Us

We know there’s a lot to think about, and we can help.

We have absolutely no interest in enticing you to switch to BMABA if we’re not the right fit. We know that won’t last and isn’t good for you or us. Instead, we can offer a confidential switching process to help you price up whether or not it’s worth while, whilst also getting answers to any questions you might have.