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.
2019 Best Sporting Association Winners
We were thrilled to receive the Global Business Insight award for the 2019 ‘Best Sporting Association’, recognising our disruptive and ‘game-changing’ activity as a martial arts governing body, modernising the industry and raising standards across more than 180 disciplines and styles.
Our Director Has Been Awarded ‘Best Sport & Recreation Entrepreneur 2019’
Our founder and Director, Giovanni, was awarded the 2019 UK’s Best Sport & Recreation Entrepreneur for founding the multi-award winning BMABA. The award represents years of dedication and sacrifice from somebody who is a truly inspirational and honestly self-made industry figurehead.
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.
We’re Registered With White Ribbon
White Ribbon are the UK charity that aims to end male violence towards women. We’re proud to support this movement and to offer specialist instructor training programmes to ensure this issue is properly represented in martial arts.
We’re Linked With End Child Poverty
No child should have to grow up in poverty, and we see through our clubs and instructors on a daily basis the damage this can do to young people. That’s why we’re very proud to be linked with End Child Poverty to raise awareness on this important issue and to have a range of initiatives designed to make martial arts accessible to children and young people living in poverty.
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.