Instead, we recommend you use a popular first aid provider for your first aid training such as the British Red Cross or St. John’s Ambulance. We don’t receive any commission for referring you to either.
Do I Need To Be First Aid Trained To Instruct Martial Arts?
This is a tough one. Technically, no & yes. Ethically and professionally; definitely.
Although it’s very hard to find clear laws that require martial arts instructors specifically to hold first aid training or qualifications it’s an absolute no-brainer. You’re working with adults and sometimes kids in a very physical and somewhat dangerous environment. Having at least a basic first aid knowledge is critical to your professionalism and the safety of your members.
Do I Need To Hold A First Aid Qualification To Join The BMABA?
No, you don’t.
We expect all professional members to do the right thing and ensure they’re at least trained to a sufficient level however it’s not a requirement of entry as some may not be teaching and others may have previous training.