MyBMABA Exclusive Instructors Area

We are absolutely certain that no other martial arts association can challenge our award-winning instructor’s area.

Access the most powerful and fully-featured instructor portal in the martial arts industry, packed full of resources, tools and features to help you grow your club.

We’ve spent nearly a decade building, re-building and refining our member’s area. It’s a secure system just for our instructors and provides access to dozens of resources, tools, features and extras that will ensure your membership to BMABA is like non-other.

Features Include

  • Network and connect with thousands of other instructors and clubs through forums, private chat, community walls, groups, projects and more.
  • Manage all aspects of your membership, from your community profile to account verification, registered students and personal details all in one place.
  • Explore articles and tutorials on club management, administrative matters and business development written by industry experts to help your club grow.
  • Access dozens of membership features, such as free club websites, template documents and forms, stock grading certificates and so much more.
  • Enjoy a growing library of professional qualifications and courses in our intuitive, purpose-built online learning platform.
  • Activate insurances and renew your membership in real time from anywhere in the world.
  • Access priority support, live chat, tickets, our help desk and knowledge base – amongst support forums – to find the answers you need to queries on membership, regulation, teaching or BMABA.
  • Access a secure online shop with exclusive merchandise, clothing, printing and so much more.

The Most Powerful Member’s Area Of Any UK Martial Arts Association

Split across three systems – MyBMABA, The Instructor Portal and The Help Desk, BMABA boast the industry’s most powerful member’s area. Access communities, forums, resources, tools, insurance, membership records, tickets, web provisions, news and updates across any device – including via our new app – 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Our member’s area ensures you get the most from your membership.


Available on Android and OS devices, the BMABA app allows instructors and clubs – as well as students and parents via a second, separate app – access to the latest updates, resources, guidance, community, forums and loads more. Bring your association, along with all your digital certification – with you in your pocket.

Certification, Insurance & Evidence With You, On The Go.

Access your BMABA instructor’s documentation, student license slips, insurance certification and even you’re own submitted DBS checks, first aid qualifications and other criteria. Our systems provide you with access to all of this documentation on the go, 24/7. Be it from a mobile, our app or a desktop – so you can access, download and share your certification when you need it most.

Just some of the available tools we offer from within our member’s area;

Our member’s area consists of three primary systems; MyBMABA, Help Desk and The Instructor’s Portal.

We can tailor access based on your club’s set up, meaning we can provide access to some systems for some of your team and restrict access for others, or we can provide everyone with full access to all systems. Our records are inherently hierarchy based which means instructors will only have visibility over their own managed assets. This means the lead instructor can see all insurances, licences, details and students but an instructor two down will only see students beneath them. This makes our software fantastic for those with bigger teams, staff or an association of their own.

Access MyBMABA On Any Device

Whilst we recommend using a laptop or desktop with a bigger screen, our systems are fully responsive and work absolutely fine across all devices – especially if you use our app. Find yourself with 15 minutes spare on a bus? There’s no reason you can make use of our professional courses on the move…

Hundreds Of Pages Of Content

MyBMABA and our supporting systems grows by the day, and is crammed-packed with features, articles, guides, resources, tools and more to help you make the most of your BMABA membership and to ultimately grow your club faster.

Easy & In-Depth Student Management

Whether you opt for named students or open-allocation cover, you can easily and quickly view, sort and edit records via our Instructor Portal. Add grades, update medical information, assign notes that can be kept private or shared with our office, change names and so on. All from a secure, modern portal.

Student Insurance With Instant Cover

No more sending off insurance slips in the post with a cheque! MyBMABA allows for real-time registrations of students, and renewals, so you can activate cover in 30 seconds. Documentation is then delivered to your secure drive folder for download and viewing on the cloud, with physical prints sent to your door if included.

Comprehensive Help Desk & Support

We have a growing collection of in-depth articles in our knowledge base to help you learn to use our systems and understand our processes yourself, when you’re ready to go. You can also make use of our support forums, live chat and support tickets for a priority same-day response during office hours, or next day help out of hours.

Access Your Documents & Evidence 24/7 From BMABA Cloud

Whether it’s your BMABA instructor certification or proof of insurance, or perhaps the copy of your DBS check and first aid certificate uploaded as evidence. It’s all available 24/7 on the cloud, from any device from our secure BMABA docs system. View, share and download high-definition PDF versions of instructor and student certification from any device.

Take Your Membership With You Via The BMABA App

Ensure you’re always up to date with the latest news and access all of our content, resources and tools with our secure instructor’s app, available from the App Store or Android Play Store.

See Our Instructor’s Portal In Action

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.

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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.