Latest News
03.08.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
W
ayne Higgins 3rd Dan and WLC Martial Arts (Freestyle Karate) in South Wales.

01.08.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Desmond Marshall 2nd Dan and The Boothtown Children's Karate Club in West Yorkshire.

19.07.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Richard Marsh 2nd Dan and Naha-Te UK (Goju Ryu Karate) in Wivelscombe.

13.07.17 Change of Venue
All courses, events and black belt gradings scheduled at the St John Ambulance building in Dukinfield, Manchester have now been moved
to an alternative venue due to the building being closed down and no longer used. Please check the courses and events page for new venue
details.

10.07.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
John Buckton 1st Dan and Velocity Martial Arts (Kickboxing) in Chelmsford.

06.07.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Gwilym Morgan-Jones 5th Dan and the Holy Island Freestyle Karate club on Anglesey.

04.07.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Steven Beresford 5th Dan and Junsui Shotokan Karate Do (Shotokan Karate and Freestyle Kickboxing) in Durham.

29.06.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
William Reid 2nd Dan and Fudo Shin Freestyle Kickboxing in the West Midlands.

28.06.17 New Affiliates
We welcome the World Ju-Jitsu Federation UK and their members as they affiliate to us.

22.06.17 2018 Courses & Events
Some courses and events for 2018 have now been added to the CMAA events page on this website which can also be accessed direct via
www.cobracourses.co.uk

14.06.17 Prevent Duty Training
All education providers have a duty to safeguard their students. Prevent is about safeguarding students to keep them both safe and within
the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing students from having political and religious views and concerns but about supporting
them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.
The CMAA have access to a free online learning package for members to take should they wish to. For details please contact Andrew
Morrell.

13.06.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Dave Terry 7th Dan and The Domana Elica Martial Arts Academy 'DEMAA' (Ju-Jitsu, Kickboxing & Kobudo) in Oldham.

12.06.17 CMAA 2017 Summer Course
What a brilliant day was had by all at the CMAA 2017 Summer Course! Our thanks to Jimmy Kelly, Lee Morgan, Simon Hall and Michael
Jones for teaching and congratulations to the following for their well earned grade promotions:
Simon Hall 4th Dan
Jake Tilley 4th Dan
Robert Stapleton 4th Dan
Daniel Powell 5th Dan
Idris Jones 5th Dan
Michel Metcalf 5th Dan
Peter Platt 6th Dan
Norris Pierce 7th Dan
Mark Wood 8th Dan
Next years date will be published on
www.cobracourses.co.uk within the next couple of months.

31.05.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Martin Ace 5th Degree and The Ace Martial Arts Academy (Tae Kwon Do) in London.

19.05.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Rawson and The Fight Lab (Muay Thai) in Holmfirth.

18.05.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Gerald McAlister 6th Dan and the Down Community Ju-Jitsu Clubs in Northern Ireland.

08.05.17 DBS Compliance Audit
The CMAA have today taken part in and completed an audit to ensure compliance with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) codes of
conduct for registered bodies.

05.05.17 Association of the Year Badges
Badges to commemorate the CMAA winning Association of the Year at the 2017 British Martial Arts Awards are now available from www.
cobrashop.co.uk

03.05.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Steven Pearce 2nd Dan and the Shotokan Karate Club in Bedfordhsire.

02.05.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Paul Cyna 4th Dan and Custom Karate in Oxfordhsire.

28.04.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Matthew Ward 3rd Dan and King's Tae Kwon Do in Macclesfield.

25.04.17 Sports & Recreation Alliance Membership
We have today renewed our membership to the Sports & Recreation Alliance (SRA) for a further 12 months. All current CMAA members
may also refer to their club(s) as members of SRA by default.

23.04.17 British Martial Arts Awards Winner!
The British Martial Arts Awards 2017 were held last night in Staffordshire. We are proud to announce that in addition to the many CMAA
members who received awards the Cobra Martial Arts Association won that title of 'Association of the Year 2017'. Thanks to Gary
Henshaw for attending and collecting the award on our behalf.

11.04.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Sohail Chowdhary 1st Dan and AG Martial Arts (Kickboxing) in Southampton.

10.04.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jonathan Elkon 3rd Dan and Shin Bushido (Shotokan Karate) in London.

28.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Gary Davis 5th Dan and GD Kickboxing in Andover, Hampshire.

27.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mohammed-Siraj Bharde 1st Dan and Sonkei Shotokan Karate in Birmingham.

20.03.17 Trans Gender Students
A new page has been added to the Instructor Area on the CMAA website offering guidance for Instructors in order to help them support
Trans Gender Students.

18.03.17 National Black Belt Gradings
Black Belt gradings were held today in front of the CMAA panel in Manchester, click here.
The next grading will be on Saturday 7th October 2017,
book in here.

17.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Carl Zommers 2nd Dan and Viper Kickboxing in Nottingham.

13.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Stephen Humphrey 1st Dan and Exemplar Martial Arts (Kickboxing) in Salisbury.

10.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Sean Smith 7th Dan and MCKK (Shotokan Karate & Kickboxing) in Tyne & Wear.

06.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Carol Fowkes 2nd Dan and A.C.R. Martial Arts (Wado Ryu Karate & Kickboxing) in Swadlincote.

05.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Craig Anderson 4th Dan and Team Scorpion Freestyle Combat (Kickboxing) in Skipton.

02.03.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Santhosh Nalinakshi 3rd Dan and the Aiki School of Martial Arts (Shotokan Karate) in Maidstone.

21.02.17 Member Testimonials
The Members Testimonials page on the CMAA website has been update, click here.

06.02.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Lee Hailes 1st Dan and Sento Jutsu Karate Do in Poole.

25.01.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Tom Douglas 2nd Degree and Shebbear Dragons (Tae Kwon Do) in Devon.
Martin Hopkins 2nd Dan and Kanowkai Modern Combat Jiu-Jitsu in Walsall.
Neville Grant 10th Khan Kru and Gloucester Muay Thai in Gloucester.

18.01.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Paul Allen 1st Dan and Freestyle Ju-Jitsu in Hertfordshire.

16.01.17 Black Belt Grade Stripes
We have added a new item to the 'Gifts & Miscellaneous' page on www.cobrashop.co.uk

Our new Black Belt Grade Patches can be stitched or ironed onto a belt, Gi, Dobok or T Shirt sleeve saving time and money each time a
person increases in grade. Instead of having an extra stripe added to the belt, or even ordering a new one, simply add or replace the patch.

They are 4cm x 8cm and grade bars are available in either red or yellow/gold whichever suits your club and style.

12.01.17 Membership Fees
As we enter 2017 we are happy to report that the CMAA student membership fees will remain once again unchanged for the 15th year
running.

22.12.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Paul J Simpson and Five Elements Wing Tsun (Kung Fu) in London.

15.12.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Michelle Gibson 1st Dan and Gibson Martial Arts (Freestyle Kickboxing) in Livingston.

10.12.16 Members Testimonials
The members testimonials page has been updated on the CMAA website and thank you for all the kind comments contributed to date.

23.11.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Wayne Davis 3rd Dan and Ashido (Freestyle Aikido) in Nottinghamshire.

21.11.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Chirag Lukha 4th Dan and Lions Self Defence (Shotokan Karate, Kung Fu & Self Defence) in Leicester.

17.11.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Andrew Swales 4th Dan and Shoto Karate Jutsu (Shotokan Karate & Self Defence) in Huntingdon.

16.11.16 Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Qualification
As a reminder, in order to ensure standards are maintained, once a person achieves the MAIUK Level 1 Instructor qualification (the highest
level) it will last for just 2 years and will expire unless the holder either:-

1. Remains active as in Instructor within the CMAA, renewal is automatic in these cases and no action is required by the holder.
OR
2. Attends a MAIUK training course before the end of the 2 year period.

31.10.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Amir Bash Taqi Kessebah 2nd Dan and El Club Deportivo Bu-Jutsu (Kickboxing, MMA and Krav Maga) in London.

27.10.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Manoj Johnson 2nd Dan and Shobukai Nihon Shito Ryu Karate in Kent
Kru Ryan Czarnocki and FLH Thai Boxing in North Lanarkshire

25.10.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Stephen Rogers 3rd Dan and Cobra Ju-Jitsu in Northern Ireland.

19.10.16 CMAA Branded Clothing & Goods
We now have an online shop supplying CMAA branded T Shirts, Hoodies and much more. A permanent link has been added to the link bar
on the home page of our website under the header 'CMAA Clothing Range'.
Click Here to view it now.

17.10.16 - Issues Arising Outside of a CMAA Club or Event
For clarity the CMAA will not get involved in any situation, dispute or argument which takes place OUTSIDE of a CMAA registered club
or CMAA event. This includes social media.

Our membership policy (revised 2015 under legal advice) states this and also offers advice and guidance on the use of social media. No
other advise is or will be given.

However everyone has the right to express an opinion and also freedom of speech, but if this then results in Police or Civil action then that
person only has themselves to hold accountable including for any damage they cause to THEIR OWN reputation with or without Police or
Civil action.

This does not mean that we won't take action should a prosecution ensue as in theses cases, once evidence has been received, that persons
CMAA membership may well be revoked due to the conviction being most likely harassment which also invalidates insurance cover for that
person as this is on the list of convictions the companies won't offer cover to.

The reason for the above is, besides it being non of our business what members do in the own time, we do not own clubs or employ
instructors. We are a service provider and us taking action, giving warnings - revoking membership etc would not stop that persons
behaviour if they are intent. They would simply join another group or go on their own and carry on.

So to be clear if a situation happens in a CMAA club or at a CMAA event then we can and will act. Everything outside of this is non or our
business just in the same way the big supermarkets can't control their customers when they're not in the store!

10.10.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Williams 5th Dan and Sunderland Karate Central (Shotokan).

08.10.16 National Black Belt Gradings
Black Belt gradings were held today in front of the CMAA panel in Manchester, click here.
The next grading will be on Saturday 18th March 2017,
book in here.

06.10.16 CMAA Soon To Reach Our 15th Year!
2017 will see the CMAA in our 15th year and back in 2002 many said it would not work, yet here we are!
Many said we had to be member of this and that group in order to succeed, some said we had to have our grades recognised by this group
and that country. 15 years have proven them wrong because here we are!
So happy 15th Birthday to the CMAA in 2017 and HERE WE ARE!

29.09.16 CMAA Centre of Excellence Award
Congratulations to Ricky Williams and Helston Ju-Jitsu who have recently completed all of the requirements and been awarded the CMAA
Centre of Excellence Award.
www.cmaacentreofexcellence.co.uk.

22.09.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Neil Mackenzie-Jones 1st Dan and Giggleswick Tae Kwon Do in North Yorkshire.

21.09.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Darren Phillips 1st Dan and the Freestyle Kickboxing Academy in Milton Keynes.

20.09.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jonathan Cotterill-Bolsover and Grassiva Self Defence in Barnsley.

15.09.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Robert Scott 2nd Dan and The Great Malvern School of Tae Kwon Do in Worcestershire.

13.09.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Richard Smith 6th Dan and Twin Tigers Martial Arts & Fitness (Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing & Urban Krav Maga) in North Lincs.

30.08.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Longstaff 4th Dan and Xeno Martial Arts (Kickboxing) in Cheshire.

25.08.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Sam Graham and Martial Krav Maga in Bradford & Portsmouth.

12.08.17 CMAA Summer Course
By members request the CMAA Summer Course will be held in June from now on rather than in August. The date for the next one is now
set as Sunday 11th June 2017 and places can be booked by following the 2017 link at the bottom of the courses and events page.

02.08.17 Social Media
Members are reminded that we (CMAA) have a social media policy designed to help guide your use of all social media platforms. Please
ensure that you read it on a regular basis so as to avoid causing any unnecessary issues for yourselves. It can be seen in the Instructor Area
of our website.

01.07.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Russell Wardley 3rd Dan and the Alderbury Tae Kwon Do Club in Wiltshire.

27.06.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Tom Griffin and Eastburn Krav Maga in West Yorkshire.

21.06.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Alan Wood 3rd Dan, Steven Molloy 4th Dan and Greenacres Martial Arts (Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do & Karate) in Oldham.

27.05.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Andrew Walker 5th Dan and Zen Goshin Ryu (Karate-Jutsu) in Leicestershire.

26.05.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Woodward 3rd Dan and Outlaw MMA in Tewkesbury.

25.05.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Marcia Wright 1st Dan and Haedong Kumdo Manchester.

19.05.16 Black Belt Register
Due to the vast number of names now listed on our Black Belt Register it has been split into 2 pages. Junior Black to 3rd Dan are on page 1
with 4th to 10th Dan now being on page 2.
www.blackbeltregister.co.uk

18.05.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jimmy Kelly 3rd Dan and Kelly's Martial Arts in Manchester.

10.05.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Ashraf Parayil 4th Dan and Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate-Do in London.

03.05.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Lee McMahon 3rd Dan and Aiki-Budo (Aiki Ju-Jitsu & Aikido) in Liverpool.

13.04.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Richard 'Kris' Halliday 3rd Dan and the Nakano Ryu Martial Arts Club in N. Ireland.

11.04.16 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Ricky Williams 4th Dan and Helston Ju-Jitsu in Cornwall.

05.04.16 Education Expert Reference Group
The Sport and Recreation Alliance have set up a new group known as the Education Expert Reference Group (EERG) to which Andrew
Morrell has been asked to become a member due to the Martial Arts Instructor UK programme.
The aim of the EERG is to influence the physical activity offered in education settings by working collectively to share knowledge,
expertise and learning.

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