• The BMABA (British Martial Arts & Boxing Association) is one of the UK’s leading multi-style associations for martial arts and combat instructors, clubs, senseis & coaches.

    We’re politics free, community led and fiercely committed to the development of our industry, leading the way for change and a modern martial arts industry.

  • Our association acts as a governing body to instructors, clubs, students and affiliates from across the UK and around the world.

    We provide many of the professional services required by any modern club; martial arts insurance, student licensing, instructor certification, dan gradings, DBS checks and more. Alongside the more traditional services provided by an Association in our industry we also provide members with invaluable tools and skills to help grow their clubs & develop their knowledge.

    We represent more than 180+ styles and disciplines and are always looking for new members interested in gaining independence within a solid, reputable organisation.


  • Insurance & Licensing

    We provide essential services to clubs and instructors – certification, licensing, insurance, dan grades & DBS checks to name just a few.

  • Community Led

    We’re really proud to be led by our community of like-minded members alongside our member elected committee – not a board of directors.

  • Internationally Renowned

    Our organisation and the licensing we provide are world-renowned, accepted by organisations and clubs around the world.


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  • We were founded in 2012 by Giovanni Soffietto, a dedicated and committed instructor tired of being passed from pillar to post by associations and NGBs.

    Since then we’ve exploded in popularity, attracting members from more than one hundred different disciplines and styles. Traditional practices like Karate & Taekwondo through to modern styles like MMA and all the way on to the more exotic – with Ninjutsu, Capoeira, HEMA and Irish Stick Fighting to name but a few.

    We’re very proud to have each and every member we currently do. It’s a tribute to the ethics and ideology that founded our organisation; the belief that there are many other instructors and clubs in the UK & beyond that are looking for something new and different from their association.

  • As an association we offer our clubs and members access to the latest technologies and governance. We’re not interested in offering documentation for cash; all applicants are vetted and must meet our eligibility criteria. It’s part of our industry leading practice that makes the BMABA such a trusted industry name.

    By joining the British Martial Arts & Boxing Association (BMABA) you’ll be entering a community of like-minded professionals. Everybody who joins our association has to be able to prove their grades and entitlement to teach. This makes us one of the most exclusive and highly respected bodies anywhere in the country.

    If you’re tired of paying large sums of money for no real return or support and you don’t want to hand over control to a politics ridden boy’s club then our Association is absolutely the right choice for you.

    If you’re looking to gain independence for your club and associate yourself with a leading, politics free martial arts association ran by it’s members for it’s members please feel free to apply.

  • Just a handful of the services and source we provide to thousands of instructors, clubs, senseis & coaches across the UK every year;

    • Instructor Certification & Licensing
    • Instructor Insurance
    • Student Insurance
    • Student Licensing
    • DBS Checking
    • First Aid Training
    • Black Belt Gradings
    • Free Club Websites For Members
    • Business Support & Guidance
    • Structured Guidelines & Help
    • Syllabus & Style Recognition
    • Events Insurance
    • Plus More