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19.02.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
James Kearney 7th Dan Thurles Martial Arts in Southern Ireland.
15.02.18 DBS Enhanced Disclsosure Check For Persons Outside of the CMAA
With immediate effect when operating as a Disclosure and Barring Service Umbrella Body for non CMAA
members/groups, who we have not done so for previously, we will require the following in addition to the
documents required for the DBS check.
1. Proof of grade(s)
2. Proof of Instructor qualification OR proof or running a club while a member of a National UK based Martial
These details are required due to the fact the the DBS certificate the applicant will receive will carry the Cobra
Martial Arts Association name along with the job/role title which could lead to the wrong assumption that we as
a national group have vetted the applicants martial arts back ground and qualifications.
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About The CMAA
The CMAA was founded in 2002 as a National Supporting Body for all Martial Arts and has grown to be one
of the largest groups in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to bring all Martial Arts together in a fair, equal and
open minded manner. As such the CMAA recognises all known styles whether they are Traditional, Freestyle
or Mixed along with proven grades.
With several thousand Members and Affiliates throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and we would invite
any Instructor or Student from any style to join. The most important thing to note is we do not govern or
interfere in the lawful management of your club(s) as we never forget it is your choice to join us, we are simply
here to SUPPORT YOU.
If you have any questions or comments click here to contact us.
Find out what our some of our existing members say about us, click here
Promoting Good Practice, Health & Safety and Safeguarding.
Fully supportive of the guidelines as set by the Martial Arts Standards Agency (MASA)
Holders of (CMAA Office) The Greater Manchester Sports Partnership Club Mark
Members of the Sport and Recreation Alliance
Registered Umbrella Body With The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
First Aid Training Provider
Martial Arts Standards Agency (MASA) Approved Instructor Training Provider
Ensuring Quality Service and Tuition With The Cobra Centre of Excellence Award
Equal Opportunities and Respecting Diversity - CLICK HERE
Read The CMAA Child Protection Policy - CLICK HERE
Trade Marks and Logos
The CMAA logos must only be displayed by registered current Member Clubs on literature, advertising
materials or websites. The CMAA logos, along with the CMAA name (abbreviated or otherwise) 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
Any person using them who is not a current Member will be infringing on Trade Mark & Copyright Law.
The Cobra Martial Arts Association are registered with and protected by the National Business Registry and
the Department of Trade & Industry. The word COBRA and the CMAA logo are registered Trade Marks
(section 41) for the Instruction of all Martial Arts Within the United Kingdom.
Registration Number: 2369237
"Infringement of registered Trade Marks. This occurs when a third party uses a sign or word identical, or
similar to, a registered mark in respect of identical or similar goods or services"
Cases won to date against non CMAA members using the name = 7
Cases won to date against non CMAA members using copyrighted material = 2
"Martial Arts Instructor UK" and "Cobra Kids" are protected under the same conditions. The Cobra Martial
Arts Association also fully supports The Office of Fair Trading "Approved Codes of Practice"
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