We know there are many Associations and Governing Bodies out their for martial arts instructors and combat coaches to choose from.

We’re really proud to be different to others in the way we conduct our business & treat our members.

Alot of other UK martial arts organisations are very quick to encourage speculative members to join them but once in, the red tape, politics and who’s who is quick to tie members in to sticking solely with their body year in and year out.

We openly recommend & actively encourage each & every member to take the time to explore what we have to offer & what other associations have to offer, so you can make an informed decision about what is best for you & your club.

We’re leading a campaign for change in our industry. We’re focused on remaining transparenthonestprofessional with no politicsno egos and no who’s-who.

Here’s just a few ways we’re different;


We’re home to some of the most forward thinking minds in the industry

And we’re proud to support those who think outside the box, providing support and guidance for all our members



Available anywhere in the world 24/7

We know you rarely have the luxury of teaching on a 9-5 and our online member’s area is ready to greet you 24/7, 365 days a year.




We never rest on our laurels

We’re proud of how far we’ve come & what we’ve achieved but will continue to work hard to develop and improve our Association




Ran By People Of All Ages

Not all of our board are in their 60s. We have people on board from all age ranges and they understand what matters for all of our age groups.




More Than 180+ Styles & Disciplines Represented

We’re pleased to represent hundreds of instructors and students from more than 180+ recognised styles and combat systems.



Based Firmly In The 21st Century

We know it’s no longer the 80’s and technology, websites, licensing and our industry has to change. We’re leading that change.



Driven By Our Members

Every member has a vote & we decide upon our bodies future direction based upon the votes of our members.




Martial Arts Association

A very friendly and welcoming association which allows instructors full freedom over running their club politics free.

See What  Other Members Think Of Us

We know you’ve probably heard it before from countless governing bodies and associations. Everybody is the best and yet that’s of course not possible.

We don’t want to bad-mouth other bodies out there; it’s not the spirit of our industry or the arts we represent. What we do want to do is dispel some of the institutions and associations that spread lies to their members and restrict their freedom to teach freely, develop personally and progress professionally.

We don’t believe you should have to resit all of your qualifications at considerable cost just to join another association. Likewise, we don’t believe it’s fair to charge frankly obscene membership fees for nothing more than a non-verifiable certificate.

The British Martial Arts & Boxing Association (BMABA) is leading the industry in terms of the certification we offer, the authentication we’re able to provide and our ethics towards you & your club.

We’re 100% politics free, offering a huge range of membership benefits, licensing & insurance. We know how to offer what instructor and senseis need. How? Because we are Instructors, Coaches & Senseis from all works of life. We don’t expect you to take our word for it – but if you’d like to become a part of one of the UK’s most exclusive and progressive community run professional governing bodies for combat sports and martial arts we’d love to welcome you.

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