BMABA Instructor & Clubs' App

We’re proud to have created a completely bespoke, first of its kind app for our instructors and clubs that allows you to take your membership with you anywhere. With the MyBMABA clubs and instructor app you can access the full might of BMABA right from your pocket in a secure, professional app available on both Android and Apple.

Members can find the app under ‘MyBMABA’ in the App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively, direct links are provided in MyBMABA.

We’re the first UK martial arts association to introduce a dedicated app for our members. It’s part of our pedigree of being ‘technology-first’ and moving the martial arts industry forward.

Key Highlights

Digital Instructor ID Card

Demonstrate registration and all other key credentials – such as insurance, DBS, first aid, safeguarding and more, 24/7 from your device. You can update your photographic picture as required and all of your credentials are shown in real-time to help you demonstrate compliance to parents, students, venues or schools.

Never Miss An Important Update Again

From membership or insurance renewals through to private messages, major news or other important events – never miss an update again. Our app will send you notifications in real-time, straight to your device.

Easy To Use & Feature-Rich

With a clean, clear and easy to use menu you’re connected to your membership, instructor records, MyBMABA, community profile, tools, resources and so much more.

A Thriving Community

Our community of instructors and clubs can access forums, profiles, private messaging, groups, projects, media and so much more all behind a secure, closed-door community of like minded clubs and professionals. Our app makes it easier than ever to connect and share with your peers.

Courses & Qualifications, Anywhere.

Access our rich, growing collection of qualifications from anywhere, 24/7. Including instructor qualifications, safeguarding training and so much more. Enjoy interactive online courses that blend media, blogs, vlog and text with digital assessments and more.

Instructor & Student Documents

No more searching through emails for attachments or logging in on a big screen to download PDF copies. You can now access all of your instructor and student documentation in full from the app. Served securely via our cloud servers to your device ready for download and offline storage.

News, Articles & Updates

From our blogs on business and club management through to the latest industry updates and developments – it’s all available in an intuitive, easy to read format via the app.

Free Of Charge For All Members

Every instructor or club joining us – even those joining for free – is able to download and access the MyBMABA app. It’s all part of our efforts to modernise martial arts and deliver an easier way to grow a safe, professional club.

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.


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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;

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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.