Some Our Most Commonly Asked Questions & Answers
Our questions and answers are based upon most of the more common (and sometimes less common) questions we’ve been asked over the last 4+ years of representing UK martial arts instructors and clubs.
There’s no such thing as a silly question, so if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for below please do get in touch and we will gladly assist, although please take a moment to look through the below questions properly first to save both you & our office a bit of time!
Yes, absolutely. When you join the BMABA you’re voluntarily acting under the governance of our organisation, but that’s not designed to hold you back. We don’t tell you what you should teach or how you should do it – just how to run your club in a safe, fair, professional way, which we feel is integral to being a good instructor.
We don’t want to restrict what you do – instead we issue guidance on best practice and running a safe class, rather than focusing on the actual content taught within your class.
If you’re wondering if your current documentation is worthwhile, it’s going to depend on the integrity of the issuing organisation and any verifiable methods of checking – such as serial numbers or QR codes. If you’ve paid a fee and been issued documentation without any further tests, examinations or proof of grades then we don’t feel it’s worth a great deal. If it’s earned through genuine hard work and training then it most likely is. If you’re curious about how we might value a certain organisation’s certification, the best thing you can do is get in touch and ask – we’ll happily offer you a steer.
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