Latest News
01.08.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
G
eorgina Smedley 2nd Dan and Rok Ard Martial Arts (Kickboxing) in Mansfield.

18.07.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Peter Bradbury 5th Dan and the Black Dragon Martial Arts (Jiu Jutsu) in Blackburn.

08.07.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Gary Stringer 10th Dan and the Modern Combatives & Self Defence Academy in Derby.

30.06.20 CMAA Social Media Policy
The CMAA Social Media Guideance Policy has been brought up to date and can be downloaded from the Instructor Area on this website.

29.06.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Shaun Jayes 3rd Dan and Black Widow Kickboxing in Nottingham.

12.06.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join.
Stuart Davison 4th Degree, James McKenzie 4th Degree and East Midlands Tae Kwon Do.

12.06.20 CMAA Instructor Recognition Awards
This week we have been very proud to send out recognition awards to CMAA Instructors who, during lockdown, despite the pressures they
faced personally set all those aside in place of that of the well being of their students.

05.06.20 CMAA Awards for Dedication During Lockdown
We are very happy and proud to see so many of our bronze, silver and gold certificates being awarded to deserving CMAA students for
dedication to continuing training online during lockdown! Keep going though as the maximum award '
Platinum' is still to be given.

03.06.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us,
Mohamed Akbor 3rd Dan and MA Martial Arts & Self Defence in Swansea.

19.05.20 CMAA Awards for Dedication During Lockdown
With 100% approval from CMAA Instructors throughout the UK as from now students training online will receive national recognition for
their efforts during lockdown. This came from a request which we agreed with and gave some thought to with regards to how to deliver it.

CMAA students can now earn Bronze, Silver, Gold and even Platinum awards FREE of charge for the duration of lockdown.

13.05.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Mark Watson 7th Dan and Budo Shin Ryu Kempo Ju-Jitsu in Stoke On Trent.

12.05.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Simon Stockdale 5th Dan and Quest Kickboxing in Nottingham.

11.05.20 CMAA Martial Arts Schools Covid Secure Policy
The CMAA Martial Arts Schools Covid Secure Policy is now available to download from the Instructor Area on this website.

04.05.20 CMAA Martial Arts Schools Covid Secure Policy
Having consulted with a few CMAA Instructors around the UK today via telephone we now have a draft ‘CMAA Martial Arts Schools
Covid Secure Policy’ ready and waiting for use once MA Schools begin to re-open once lock down begins to ease.

This will be available to download from the instructor area on our website.

07.04.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Jason Park 4th Dan and EMWTA (Tae Kwon Do) in Sunderland.

31.03.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Peter Watkins 3rd Dan and Valleys Freestyle Martial Arts (Freestyle Karate) in South Wales.
We also welcome as dual members Chris Davies 8th Dan and the Kyushindo Dojo (Ju-Jutsu) in Cheshire.

20.03.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Alex Rhodes Evans 3rd Dan and REAL-MA (Kickboxing, Grappling, Vale Tudo and Jiu-Jitsu) in Kent.

02.03.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Kelly Walters 2nd Dan and Kapability Kickfit (Kickboxing) in Cornwall.

28.02.20 Password Change
The password required to access the Instructor Area on the CMAA website has been changed today.

27.02.20 Parents Leaving Children at Clubs
Recently we’ve given safeguarding advice to 2 sports clubs outside of the martial arts. The issue related to parents leaving their children at
the clubs BEFORE the lesson had actually started in addition to parents also not collecting children on time after the lesson. The advice
given is the same as we give to CMAA members, as follows.
1. Set a minimum age at which parents can actually leave their children, 11yrs old for example.
2. Inform parents that responsibility for their children remains with them until the lesson actually starts and resumes the moment it ends.

30.01.20 New Members
We welcome the following club  their members as they join us:
Kayley Birdsall 1st Dan and Hybrid Training, Kickboxing & Fitness in Tyne & Wear.

24.01.20 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mohammad Jamal Thomas 3rd Dan and Haqqani-Do Kung Fu in Oxford.

23.01.20 Reminder - Grade Promotions for Non-CMAA Club Members
Last year we announced an increase in people from outside of the CMAA approaching us for black belt grade promotions, this is still
occuring so as a reminder we are publishing the following reminder.
While this does show the good name of the CMAA we have to take care that our good name remains as such and that we do not appear
to be seen as a ‘paper mill’.
With that in mind the following change has taken place, while listing at
www.blackbeltregister.co.uk remains available for everyone
regardless of which martial arts club or group they are from (once the grade has been proven of course) grade promotions and certification
are now only available to
CMAA Full Members.

14.01.20 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Ann Brindley 5th Dan and The Brindley Martial Arts Academy (Freestyle Karate/Kickboxing) in Runcorn.

09.01.20 Social Media Age Restrictions & Online Safety
The CMAA safeguarding page has been updated with an important message relating to protecting children while using social media online.
www.cmaauk.com/safeguarding.

01.01.20 Hapy New Year & New Members
We would like to wish all of our members and friends a very happy new year and offer our best wishes for 2020.
We begin the new year by welcoming the following club and their members as they join us:
1. Tom Carruthers 6th Dan and the Senshi Karate Academy (Shukokai Karate) in Lincoln.
2. Bernard Skeen 3rd Dan and Ronin Aikidi in Penkridge, Staffordshire.

28.11.19 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Samuel Marks 1st Dan and Black Phoenix Freestyle Ju-Jitsu in Southampton.

27.11.19 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
William Taylor 5th Dan and Red Tiger (Shotokan Karate) in St Helens.

26.11.19 Grade Promotions for Non-CMAA Club Members
Recently there has been an increase in people from outside of the CMAA approaching us for black belt grade promotions.
While this does show the good name of the CMAA we have to take care that our good name remains as such and that we do not appear
to be seen as a ‘paper mill’.
With that in mind the following change has taken place, while listing at
www.blackbeltregister.co.uk remains available for everyone
regardless of which martial arts club or group they are from (once the grade has been proven of course) grade promotions and certification
are now only available to
CMAA Full Members.

21.11.19 Martial Arts Instructor UK (MAIUK) Level 1 Exam Paper
Question 29 in the MAIUK Level 1 exam has been amended in line with current guidance and legislation.

20.11.19 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Benjamin Whetherley 4th Dan and Bear Fit Karate (Shorin Ryu & Wado Ryu) in Bath.

15.11.19 Important Note Regarding Kids Programme Titles
In order to avoid 3rd party trade mark issues when selecting a name for childrens martial arts programmes members are reminded that
we (CMAA) have own 'brand' available to use. Details can be seen here
www.cmaauk.com/cobrakids.

15.10.19 Addition to Bully Aware
A new section entitled 'Making the Bully Aware' has bee added to the CMAA Bully Aware programme after being successfully trialled. This
can be be viewed in full online via www.cmaauk.com/bullyaware. (Passwords are the same as the Instructor Area).

10.10.19 Bully Aware
The CMAA Bully Aware programme has recently come into use when defending a bullying victim in order to avoid 'punishment' who
had simply had enough and took physical action under common law to stop their bully.
As a reminder this programme is free for all CMAA members and can now be viewed in full online via
www.cmaauk.com/bullyaware
(Passwords are the same as the Instructor Area).

04.10.19 Reminder - Confirming CMAA Instructor Membership
In order to check whether or not a person runs a club as a member of the CMAA please view our black belt register and they should have
the word '
Instructor' after their name. If this is not present then the person listed does NOT run club as a member of the CMAA.

23.09.19 CMAA Centre of Excellence (COE)
More member clubs have worked through the requirements and have been awarded the CMAA Centre of Excellence Award.
www.cmaacentreofexcellence.co.uk.

09.09.19 Harassment
We have recently advised a CMAA member regarding an issue effecting them. The issue involved another Instructor passing derogatory
comments both directly and indirectly about them. These comments were via social media, text and also verbally. In addition ‘threats’ have
also been indirectly made. These were via media and also verbally.

Our advice was that if this ‘course of conduct’ persists then they should contact the Police as these are criminal offences. The messages are
an offence under the 1997 Protection from Harassment Act and the threats are, at the very minimum, an offence under the 1988 Malicious
Communications Act.

If convicted the Instructor sending the messages, passing the comments, will then have a criminal record shown on their next DBS (which
will include the word ‘stalking’). This will not only make it very difficult to remain with any reputable martial arts body but also finding
Instructor Insurance almost impossible as most insurers won’t offer cover to those convicted of Stalking & Harassment.

30.08.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Charlotte Kent 2nd Dan and Karate Style Fitness (Shotokan) in Leeds.

31.07.19 CMAA Centre of Excellence Award (COE)
COE application/renewal paperwork can be downloaded from the club management page in the instructor area on the CMAA website.

02.07.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jamie Isaacs 2nd Dan and the Sonkai Shotokan Karate.

18.06.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Graham Pollard 1st Dan and the Apollo School of Ju-Jitsu in Wigan.

14.06.19 Confirming CMAA Instructor Membership
In order to check whether or not an Instructor runs a club as a member of the CMAA please view our black belt register and they should
have the word '
Instructor' after their name. If the word 'Instructor' is not present, or they are not listed at all, then they DO NOT run club
as a member of the CMAA.

13.06.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Nick Moore 6th Dan and Fighting Spirit Freestyle MMA (Karate, Judo, Aikido and Jiu-Jitsu) in Cornwall.

12.06.19 Courses & Events 2020
Courses and events have now been added to the CMAA events page for 2020.

30.05.19 Safeguarding & Online Gaming
The CMAA Safeguarding policy has been updated to include a section relating to online gaming.

21.05.19 Martial Arts Instructor UK Level 1 Exam Paper
The MAIUK Level 1 exam paper has been updated today so members should ensure they download a copy of the current version which
will carry the phrase '
Updated 21st May 2019' on the front cover. The update refers to question 35.

20.05.19 CMAA Official Certificates
It should be noted that ONLY certificates issued directly from the CMAA office in Manchester may carry the CMAA name (abbreviated or
otherwise) and/or logo, this relates to certificates of any kind. Certificates issued elsewhere may not be valid so anyone in receipt should
check direct with the CMAA office immediately ahead of advertising or displaying them.

09.05.19 Sport & Recreation Alliance
The CMAA membership to the Sport & Recreation Alliance has been renewed today. This means that all CMAA FULL CLUB
members are also SRA members by default.

07.05.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Les Allen 2nd Dan and Prime 8 Fightworks (Ju-Jitsu, Kickboxing & Submission) in Elland.

26.04.19 CMAA Student Membership Form
The grade section on the CMAA Student Membership Form has been updated, to download a copy please go to the Club Management
page in the Instructor Area of our website.

24.04.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Kevin McCourt 3rd Dan and Tae Kwon Do Northern Ireland (TKDNI).

08.04.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
David Williams 3rd Dan and the Hale Budokan Ju-Jitsu Club in Merseyside.

25.03.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Claire Lawson 3rd Dan and Evolve Fitness and Kickboxing in Leicestershire.

22.03.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Darren Horner 2nd Dan and Black Dragon Freestyle Karate in Colchester.

18.03.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Becky Paris 1st Dan and Paris Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do & Kickboxing) in Andover.

07.03.19 Knife Awarness
11th to 15th March is knife awareness week and to support the many CMAA clubs who have asked for them we’ve put together some
notes to help when delivering any planned courses. CMAA members simply login to the Instructors Area on our website and you’ll find
them at section 2d on the club management page.

25.02.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Shaminder Sangha 4th Dan and the Thornton Cleveleys Tae Kwon Do School.

22.02.19 Bully Aware
The CMAA Bully Aware programme can now be viewed in full online via www.cmaauk.com/bullyaware
(Passwords are the same as the Instructor Area).

14.02.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jack Laidler 2nd Dan, Jason Eyre 1st Dan and Tiger Martial Arts (Karate & Kickboxing) in Staffordshire.

22.01.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Gemma Wilcockson 3rd Dan and the Lancashire Freestyle Kicxkboxing Academy (L.F.K.A.) in Preston.

18.01.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jason Richardson 1st Dan and Absolution Combat (Self Defence & Kingboxing) in Halifax.

07.01.19 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Ian Over 5th Dan and East Coast Premier Martial Arts (Kingboxing, Tang Soo Do & Krav Maga) in Norfolk.

16.12.18 Confirming CMAA Instructor Membership
In order to check whether or not a person runs a club as a member of the CMAA please view our black belt register and they should have
the word '
Instructor' after their name. If this is not present then the person listed does NOT run club as a member of the CMAA.

26.11.18 CMAA Centre of Excellence Award (COE)
COE application/renewal paperwork can now be downloaded from the club management page in the instructor area on the CMAA website.

07.11.18
New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Carl Bartlett 1st Dan and Ju-Jitsu (Goshinkwai) Martial Arts in Gwent.
MAIUK Level 1 Exam
Prior to submitting the Martial Arts Instructor UK Level 1 exam paper for marking candidates should ensure they have the latest version as
stated on the front cover. The latest version was issued on 13th February 2018.

03.11.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
David Lazenby 2nd Dan and Compass Martial Arts (Wado Ryu Karate & Kickboxing) in Sherburn-In-Elmet, North Yorkshire.

24.10.18 DBS Compliance Inspection
Compliance Inspectors from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) have visited and audited the CMAA office today to ensure compliance
with their code of practice and GDPR. After a 2 hour audit of our systems and process we are happy to report that the inspection past
without issue.

15.10.18 CMAA Safeguarding Policy
The CMAA Safeguarding Policy has been updated today. The latest version is available to download direct from www.cmaauk.
com/safeguarding.

13.10.18 CMAA National Black Belt Gradings
Black belt gradings were held today infront of the CMAA panel in Denton, Manchester - click here.

12.10.18 CMAA Qualifications
We’ve recently been sent an image of an Instructor profile claiming to hold CMAA qualifications. As this person is not a member please
note the following:
1. MAIUK Level 1. (Click Here)
This holds a 2 year tenure and is renewed by either:
a. Running a club as a full member of the CMAA.
OR
b. Attending a MAIUK training course every 2 years.
2. Cobra Self Defence Instructor. (Click Here)
This holds a 2 year tenure and is renewed by either:
a. Running regular public self defence classes as a full member of the CMAA.
OR
b. Attending a Cobra Self Defence Instructor training course every 2 years.

08.10.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Lee Dixon 2nd Dan and the Acklam School of Martial Arts - A.S.M.A. (Tae Kwon Do & Kickboxing) in Middlesborough.

14.09.18 CMAA Logos
Members are politely reminded that while you have free use of all CMAA logos and name for advertising, abbreviated or otherwise, they
must not be used on any of the following unless officially issued by the CMAA.
* Certificates of any kind
* Badges or other embroidery / printing on club uniforms

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