Martial Arts Instructor Insurance

Martial Arts Instructor Insurance Cover

Martial Arts Instructor Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance 

Membership & Insurance For 1 Year From Just £75.00

  • We’re proud to be able to now provide one of the leading martial arts instructor insurance policies for martial arts instructor public liability and professional indemnity available anywhere in the country.

    Cover is available for more than 150+ disciplines and styles, including Karate, Jujitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and loads more. Our instructor insurance is designed to be flexible and affordable.

    Don’t leave one of your most important professional obligations up to an insurer with no knowledge of what’s involved with the instruction of martial arts – trust a professional association who has access to a specialist group cover policy.

    • Option Of Instructor Public Liability And / Or Professional Indemnity Insurance With Different Levels Of Indemnity
    • Cover Available For More Than 150+ Disciplines And Styles
    • Cover Available For Weapons For Use Of Contact And Demonstration
    • Policy Managed By Our Specialist Insurance Broker, Martial Arts Experts And Our Association
    • Fully Compliant With BMABA Standards
    • Part Of Our Group Cover Policy And Included With Membership – Not An Illegal Resell Of A Regulated Product


  • Truly Outstanding Martial Arts Instructor Insurance & Association Membership 

    All of our instructor insurance policies are combined with our world-class martial arts association membership.

    That means not only will you be able to rest assured that your martial arts instructor insurance is managed by a truly professional, non-greedy organisation that really understands what you need cover for, but you’ll also be able to enjoy internationally recognised membership to a leading martial arts association, including access to a range of services, licensing and insurances to help you run your club better.

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Styles & Disciplines Covered

More Than 150+ Disciplines And Styles Covered Under The BMABA Martial Arts Instructor Insurance Policy

    • Aiki JuJitsu
    • Aikido
    • Aiuchi Ju Jitsu
    • Aiwakai Karate Do
    • Arnis
    • Atemi
    • Ba Ji Quan and Tai Chi
    • Baguazhang
    • Bojitsu
    • Boxcercise
    • Brazillian Ju Jitsu
    • Breaking
    • Breaking Boards
    • Budo
    • Budo Multi Style
    • Bujinkan Budo
    • Bujinkan Budo Tai Jutsu
    • Bushi Kempo
    • Bushido
    • Capoeira
    • Ch`uan Fa
    • Ch`uan Shu
    • Chambarra
    • Cheibi Gad-Ga
    • Chi Gong
    • Chinese Kickboxing
    • Conflict Management ( Self Defence )
    • Daito-ryu
    • Daito-ryu aiki jujitsu
    • Escrima
    • Feng Shou
    • Fitness Kickboxing
    • Freestyle Karate
    • Freestyle Taekwondo
    • Freestyle Martial Arts
    • Goju Kai Karate Do
    • Goju Ryu
    • Goshin Jutsu
    • Grappling
    • Hakuda
    • Hap Ki Do
    • Hapikdo
    • Hojojitsu
    • Hsing-i
    • Hsing-yi
    • Hwarang-do
    • Iaido
    • Iinkai Judo
    • Jado Kuin Do
    • Japanese Shotokan Karate
    • Jeet Kune Do
    • Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido
    • Judo
    • Jujitsu
    • Jutsu
    • Kaiai jitsu
    • Kali Silat
    • Karate
    • Karate Do
    • Karate-do
    • Karate Jutsu
    • Karate-jitsu
    • Kata
    • Kempo
    • Kempo Jujitsu
    • Kempo Ryu
    • Ken fat
    • Kendo
    • Kenjitsu
    • Kenpo
    • Kenshin Karate
    • Keysi Fighting Method
    • Ki Aikido
    • Kick Boxing
    • Ko Budo
    • Kobudo
    • Korean Kickboxing
    • Koryu Uchinadi
    • Krav Maga
    • Kuk Soo Won
    • Kuksool Won
    • Kuksool Won and Strategic Self Defence
    • Kumbo
    • Kung Fu
    • Kyokushinkai Karate
    • Kyudo
    • Lau Gar
    • Lau Gar Kickboxing
    • Lau Gar Kickboxing and Kung Fu
    • Lau Gar Kung Fu
    • Lee Style Tai Chi
    • Maarlisk ( Excluding Competitions )
    • Martial Arts Based Fitness
    • Martial Arts Based Wrestling
    • Martial Arts Wrestling
    • Mixed Martial Arts (Non-Competitive)
    • Muay Thai
    • Muay Thai Boxing
    • Nihon Goshin Ju Jitsu
    • Ninjitsu
    • North West Chinese Kickboxing
    • Pa Kua
    • Pa Qua
    • Patterns
    • Physical Intervention
    • Qi Kwan Do
    • Russian Martial Arts
    • Sanjuro Martial Arts
    • Sankukai Karate
    • Sarit
    • Sarak
    • Savate
    • Seiki Juku Karate
    • Self Defence
    • Shaolin Kung Fu
    • Shintaido
    • Shito Ryu Karate
    • Shorinji Kempo
    • Shotokan
    • Shotokan Goju Ryu
    • Shotokan Karate
    • Shuai Chiao
    • Shuhaku
    • Shukokai
    • Shukokai Karate
    • Silambam
    • Sokudo
    • Soo Bahk Do
    • Sparring (Martial Arts)
    • Sport Boxing (Martial Arts Related)
    • Sport Karate
    • Submission Wrestling
    • Sumai
    • Systema
    • Taekwondo
    • Tai Chi
    • Tai Chi Chuan
    • Tai Jutsu
    • Taido
    • Taijutsu
    • Tang Soo Do
    • Tegatan
    • Thai Boxing
    • Thang-ta
    • Tora Kai
    • Traditional Aikido
    • Traditional Italian Martial Arts
    • Traditional Karate
    • Traditional Wago Ryu
    • Viet Vo Dao
    • Wado Ryu
    • Wado Ryu Karate
    • Wing Chun
    • Wing Chun Kung Fu
    • Wing Tsun
    • World Tang Soo Do
    • Wu Shu
    • Historical European Martial Arts

Weapons Covered 

    • Sai
    • Swords
    • Rubber
    • Swords
    • Wooden
    • Tambo
    • Tanto
    • Tonfa
    • Wooden sword
    • Foam Weapons
    • Escrima
    • Bokken
    • Bo Staff
    • Janbo
    • Jo
    • Knives – Blunted Metal
    • Knives – Rubber
    • Knives – Wooden
    • Kubotan
    • Nunchaku
    • Plastic Weapons
    • Qiang
    • Sticks

Can’t see your discipline listed above?

If it’s a genuine, recognisable and sensible discipline of martial art or unarmed combat then chances are we can negotiate cover for you with our specialist broker. Unlike generic insurance companies that sell martial arts insurance without any idea what each style actually involves, we understand the expertise and speciality of each style listed above and can often help our underwriters understand how a martial arts discipline can be a sensible risk.

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  • We respect the law and don’t illegally resell named instructor insurance policies like many other organisations.

    In order to directly sell named instructor insurance products directly from an underwriter a company must by law be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA regulate insurers and other financial bodies in the UK and participating in a regulated activity (such as being an insurance intermediary) without the proper regulation is illegal.

    Many martial arts associations in the UK are so set on making a quick profit they ignore (or don’t understand) this very important fact and will sell named instructor insurance policies – often from MartialGuard or Insure4Sport – onto instructors for a profit. This sometimes involves editing the insurance certificates or schedule of cover too.

    It’s baffling to think this sort of unprofessional activity continues today. Clearly a true show of the (what should be) by-gone day of martial arts associations being ‘boy’s clubs’ and exclusive haunts.

    Purchasing a policy from an unregulated association that doesn’t have an effective group cover policy in place and that instead purchases on your behalf from an insurer isn’t just illegal, it risks you not being covered in the event of a claim.
    BMABA instructor insurance isn’t sold to you. Instead it’s provided along with membership via our BMABA specialist group cover policy, so you can be sure your cover is safe, sound and legal.

The fact that you’re not only being ripped off or misled isn’t the single biggest issue here either. The risk of an unregulated and unauthorised insurance intermediary isn’t just their legal liability, it’s yours too. If an association or company acts on your behalf and purchases in your name with an insurer there is a risk of an error or omission, and you can’t always be sure you’ve been given the full facts relating to the policy conditions or limitations either. In the event of a claim you can find yourself liable in full for any costs payable. Any insurer selling named policies should have a clearly visible FCA registration number.

Accordingly, all instructor insurance provided via our Association is complicient with FCA regulations. We are not the insurer, underwriter or broker and don’t act in any type of regulated activity. Instead, instructor insurance is provided by our group cover policy and is only available in conjunction with membership. Our membership+ options offer you the chance to purchase membership that includes instructor insurance. Our group cover policy is managed by a specialist and FCA regulated broker.

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  •  Combine Membership With Insurance & Get Everything You Need Under One Roof

    Instructor Insurance, Access To Student Insurance, Instructor Licensing, A Free Club Website, Blank Documents And Forms, Guidance & Advice Plus Loads More – All For One Annual Fee 

    Our martial arts instructor insurance is combined with our renowned and internationally recognised BMABA membership. This means alongside a fair priced, legal instructor insurance policy designed to cover your public liability and / or professional indemnity needs you’ll also enjoy access to one of the UK’s leading martial arts associations range of tools, features, resources, membership benefits, licensing provisions and insurances – all for one affordable price tag.

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  • What Is Martial Arts Instructor
    Public Liability Insurance?

    Public Liability covers the cost of defending your business if someone is injured, or their property damaged, whilst participating in supervised martial arts, covered by the policy.

  • What Is Martial Arts Instructor
    Professional Indemnity Insurance?

    Professional Indemnity covers the cost of defending you against allegations of professional negligence (such as giving your client incorrect or wrongful advice) and if unsuccessful, the cost of damages awarded against you.

What Martial Arts Instructor Insurance Documentation Will I Receive

We understand that having the correct documentation can sometimes be almost as useful as having the correct insurance itself.  Because all cover is issued via our association’s group cover policy we’re able to produce the insurance confirmation certification, as your insurance is allocated to a slot on our group cover policy. This means you can expect the same high standards of beautiful certification for your instructor insurance, alongside your membership.


  • BMABA-Instructor-Insurance-Certificate

  • Martial Arts Confirmation Of Insurance Certificate

    The instructor insurance certification, individually authorised by the Association Director with every policy, confirms to any authority, venue, parent or student that you have effected an instructor’s insurance arrangement via our Association’s group cover policy.

    It indicates your unique representative policy number and details the validity period, with your name clearly stated too.

  • BMABA Instructor Insurance Schedule

    The BMABA internal instructor insurance schedule confirms the particulars of the cover arranged with our Association’s group cover policy and makes it clear that alongside membership with our association, you’ve also instated instructor insurance too.

    The disciplines and weapons used are clearly stated, along with the liability of public liability insurance and (if you opted for it), the level of professional indemnity too.

  • BMABA-Instructor-Insurance-Schedule


Association Membership Certificate And More…

BMABA Instructor Licensing

Because our insurance is issued as part of membership, you’ll also be entitled to an association membership certificate and, depending on the membership option you choose, instructor’s certificate, instructor’s license and access to a range of services and features, such as a free club website, blank documents and grading certificates and lots more…


  • Martial Arts instructor insurance can be a tricky thing to get right. With so many options and so much small print, terms & conditions and exclusions it’s really difficult to ensure you’re covered at the right price.

    As an Association we’ve launched an initiative aimed at ensuring martial arts instructors understand their potential liabilities & know their rights when it comes to insurances – be it boxing or martial arts instructor insurance, martial arts student cover or even events cover.

    We hope you’ll find our insurance options straight forwards, easy to understand and as thorough as possible. We’d ask that you do not rush into any quick buys without considering all of the options & the policy details in full as all insurances are non-refundable.

  • Ensuring you’re properly protected should something go wrong is critical for you & your martial arts club

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