Joining the Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA) FREE Insurance for Students - FREE Instructor Membership - FREE Annual Club Registration
Established in 2002 the CMAA has grown to be a very large and well-respected National Supporting Body catering for Instructors and Students of all styles around the United Kingdom and Eire. You will note we use the word ‘Supporting’ rather than ‘Governing’ as that’s exactly what we do Support you and your members as we never forget it is your choice to join us and as such we accept that we do not 'own' you or your club nor will we interfere in its lawful management. Testimonials: Read what people we have supported think of us, click here
There are 3 ways to join us:
1 - AS A CLUB (Head Instructor must be Black Belt or equivalent) Club Size If you have 1 or 100 students or you are still setting up your club it does not matter as we don't have the minimum student requirements that others do, nor do we have a long list of "Terms & Conditions" either.
Joining Costs & Annual Club Membership Annual club and Instructor membership (not insurance) are FREE, no matter how many venues you have and you can join us along with your club straight away for a small one off £30* joining fee, after that as Member Club Instructor your own membership/licence is free, every year, so long as you continue to register your students with us and their CMAA membership/licences remain in date. You can also keep your own clubs identity as we understand how important that is to you and as such you do not need to change anything. The joining fee includes for the senior club Instructor: a. Admin costs in processing your application/club registration b. CMAA Black Belt Membership Licence c. Listing on our Black Belt Register d. Club membership certificate e. CMAA Badge f. Club website adding to our links page (if you have one)
Student Membership Fees Student membership fees are dependant on the number of students you have and these are listed in our membership information pack. Student fees can be paid as follows: 1. Throughout the year as they become due or new students join you. 2. Once per year in bulk, via our block membership packages, whereby all of your student memberships will be due at the same time every year saving you the hassle of chasing renewals, not to mention making your admin' much easier. 3. Monthly payments - this can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your club. 4. Via our 'trial membership' option.
Student Insurance Student Insurance is included in CMAA membership FREE OF CHARGE and covers members from 3 years old. Click here for cover details.
Instructor Insurance Instructor Insurance is available at £2,000,000 £5,000,000 and £10,000,000 dependant on your needs and can be purchased online via our private Instructor Area. Click here for cover details.
Your Existing Students If you have students already registered (licenced) with another martial arts body don't worry we will give them free membership up to and including their current renewal date.
Membership/Licence Books CMAA student membership includes a card back licence book. However if you prefer you may use your own. If you don’t have your own already made the CMAA recommends Holmes Productions Ltd
DBS (formerly the CRB) As a CMAA member you will receive access to DBS checks at cost as it us who are the registered body so are not subject to additional Umbrella Body fees. See www.disclosure.me.uk for further details.
Syllabus/Style We recognise ALL styles, systems and proven grades without question and as such you are free to teach from your own syllabus or use one of ours (view) if you want to. OR, of you prefer you can write your own with our help if you need it.
Student & Black Belt Gradings ALL Instructors may grade their own students at KYU/KUP and Black Belt level up to and including the same rank as the Instructor. If you prefer you may use the CMAA Black Belt Panel who grade twice per year, click here. Grades of 4th Dan and over are awarded for time served. Please see www.blackbeltregister.co.uk for further details. Certificates are available if you require them - click here to view.
The CMAA does not have 'minimum' age requirements relating to when students can attampt 1st Dan and so on, that decision is left at the discretion of club Instructors. For those who do set an age limit we have Junior Black Belt certificates available - click here to view.
As well as the above we run other training courses and events every month, these are all listed on the courses and events page of this site. If you have an event of your own to advertise, it too can be listed. For your ease simply go to www.cobracourses.co.uk
But if you don't want to get involved with our events etc then that's fine, what ever you decide we will always be here SUPPORTING YOU.
Affiliated Groups The CMAA are members Martial Arts Standards Agency (MASA) and the Sports and Recreation Alliance. As a CMAA member you would automatically become a member of them as well FREE of charge.
Contacting The CMAA Unlike other groups, even though our admin' is only open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm we can still be contacted outside of these hours should you need to. You will always be given a STRAIGHT answer to a STRAIGHT question STRAIGHT away.