Our Accreditation & Awards
We recognise that most of the association’s brilliant work, including the exceptional instruction delivered by BMABA instructors goes largely unnoticed as part of our day to day excellent standards, however, we’re always pleased to gain official recognition for programs, initiatives or the association as a whole. Here’s just a snapshot of some of our achievements, awards and accreditation.
2018 Sports Association Of The Year Bronze Winner
The Association Excellence Awards reward the finest figures and organisations in the world of associations. We’re immensely proud to have not only been the only martial arts association to make it to the finals, but to have also won Bronze overall. For a self-funded, self-started organisation, we’re immensely pleased to have made it to the top three.
The UK’s Only Martial Arts Association Featured In The Government’s #KnifeFree Campaign
We’re the only UK martial arts association signposted to in the Government’s official #KnifeFree campaign, and via the Government’s #knifefree website. This provides lots of referrals for students and parents looking to start martial arts under a BMABA licensed club or instructor.
Proud Members Of The Sport & Recreation Alliance
We’re very proud to have been members of the Sport & Recreation Alliance since early 2018, and use our position as a member of one of the sporting sector’s most influential organisations to network with senior officials from other high profile British sport institutions, and to ensure that our member’s voices are represented on a national stage, including in discussion with HM Government on matters of policy, funding and sports development.
We’re Lead Members Of, And Licensed With, MARSC.
In the spirit of unifying our industry, whilst ensuring we meet the best possible standards, we’re proud to be a founding member of, and a regulated member under the Martial Arts Regulatory & Standards Commission (MARSC).
Committed To Good Governance
We’re signed up to the SRA code of good governance, which sets out pathways for our organisation to remain politics free, professional and focused on our members.
We’re an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
We’re very proud to support the great work being done by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. We have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying in any form, and apart from ensuring ABA guidance is available to our members, we run a number of programs designed to help reduce bullying in martial arts.