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 and their members 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.
Click here to view the main news page.
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 'Instructor Standards' ideology - CLICK HERE
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
Ensuring Quality Service and Tuition With The Cobra Centre of Excellence Award
Equal Opportunities and Respecting Diversity - CLICK HERE
Read The CMAA Safeguarding 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 due to
the fact that the term 'COBRA MARTIAL ARTS' 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.
This website was designed and created in 2002, is protected by copyright and carries a disclaimer which can be