Latest News
16.05.18 DBS Registered Bodies & GDPR
In line with the launch of the new General Data Protection Regulation all DBS Registered Bodies must fully comply with new rules set by
the DBS as from today.
We are happy to report that CMAA DBS paperwork and data management systems have been amended and now fully comply.


09.05.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jamie Seal 3rd Dan and the Bujinkan Rugby Dojo (Ninjutsu) in Rugby.

09.05.18 Checking CMAA Club Membership Status
To check if a person has a club registered in CMAA membership simply check www.blackbeltregister.co.uk. If they have a club registered
as in membership the word ‘Instructor’ will be listed after their name. If they are listed without ‘Instructor’ after their name this means that
they DO NOT have a club in membership. If the person you are looking for is not listed at all please
contact us direct.

01.05.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Gavin Eastham 2nd Dan and the Cobra Life Family Martial Arts Black Belt Academy (Wado Ryu Karate & Kickboxing) in Chester.

27.04.18 Cobra Shop
A new item has been added to the Cobra online Shop, www.cmaauk.com/shop.

25.04.18 MAIUK Question Relating to Social Media
The MAIUK L1 exam carries a question relating to the age a person needs to be in order to use social media. Members should please note
that today it has been announced that when GDPR comes into force in May users of WhatsApp will have to be over 16yrs and be able to
prove it.
Facebook are leaving their minimum age at 13yrs (it’s always been 13yrs) but a parent/guardian will be required to confirm that they are
happy for the under 16yr old to be using the platform.
The above will come into place for all new and existing accounts, Snap Chat and other popular platforms are also looking at reforms.

23.04.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Andrew Abernethie 4th Dan and Samurai Hearts Martial Arts in Grimsby.

16.04.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Terry Milovsorov 1st Dan and Impact Freestyle Karate in Dudley.

21.03.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
James Wright and his Wing Chun Kung Fu club in Immingham.

19.03.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
David Williams 2nd Dan and DMZ Self Defence (Ju-Jitsu) in Southampton.

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

15.03.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Con Halpin 6th Dan and the Brotherhood Tae Kwon Do Foundation in Harrow.

12.03.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Steven Bannon 1st Dan and Stowmarket Tae Kwon Do.

05.03.18 New CMAA Bully Aware Programme
Under the Cobra Self Defence banner Andrew Morrell has developed a new 'Bully Aware' programme for member clubs to use. Unlike
other ‘anti bullying’ programmes ours has been written to focus on educating children to identify the 2 aspects of this horrible situation and
to both speak out to teachers, parents and also to support the victim. We don’t believe we can ever stop it but education can help to prevent
it.

The 2 aspects the programme focuses on are verbal and physical. The facts that are missed by many with both aspects are that in adults
both are crimes! Verbal bullying is harassment, physical bullying is assault.

We also look at school rules relating to no fighting reiterating that this is absolutely correct. However everyone has the right to defend
themselves in law and our new programme focuses on that too. Fighting by definition is 2 people trying to hurt each other, Self defence (a
right under common law) is one person trying to hurt another and the other stopping them.

The programme is free to every CMAA instructor and to receive a copy please email us.
www.cmaauk.com/bullyaware

27.02.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Tim Johnson 5th Dan and Enzo Karate Do (Wado Ryu) in Hatherop near Cirencester.

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 Arts body
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.

07.02.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Hayes-Watkins 4th Dan Invicta Martial Arts & Katsujinken Aikido in Kent.

31.01.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Nicholas Moore 6th Dan and Toukon Karate (Kempo) in Cornwall.

30.01.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Nichola Bainbridge 3rd Dan and Bassai Dai Martial Arts (Wado Ryu Karate) in Gainsborough.

23.01.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Graham Dunwell 1st Dan and the Cheadle Eagles Martial Arts Black Belt Academy (Wado Ryu Karate & Kickboxing) in Cheadle Hulme.

22.01.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Lisa Bayliss 3rd Dan and Enzo Karate Do (Wado Ryu) in Hatherop near Cirencester.

19.01.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Lane 4th Dan and the Chiltern Academy of Martial Arts Academy in Bucks.

08.01.18 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Tyrone Williams 5th Dan and the Combat Tae Kwon Do Academy in Harlow.

04.01.18 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 Guidance Document
We have now produced a guidance document to help clubs prepare/comply locally with the GDPR ahead of May 2018. To receive a copy
please contact the CMAA office.

03.01.18 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018. We have reviewed the requirements to ensure
compliance and are happy to report that at present there is nothing other than to ensure that the current CMAA membership application
form is used.

To ensure members are using the up to date version they should be downloaded from the Instructor area as and when required and keeping
'library' copies should be avoided. If members use their own forms then they should check that the wording matches that of the current
CMAA one.

If any member has any questions relating to the new regulations please get in touch, the MAIUK programme will also be amended to suit
when the time comes.

14.12.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Kyle Burks 4th Dan and the Bushido Ju-Jitsu Dojo in Colchester.

05.12.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Steven O'Brien 2nd Dan and Kents Martial Arts in Bradford.

24.11.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Ian Mallett 1st Dan and Combat Ju-Jitsu in Harefield, Uxbridge.

23.11.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Joao Becken 2nd Dan and Centro Karate Goju-Ryu Sao Marcos in Portugal.

08.11.17 Cobra Student Awards
The CMAA Bronze, Silver and Gold Cobra Student Awards are proving to be a great success within the clubs using the programme. Full
details and award criteria can be seen at section 3d on the forms & policies page in the Instructor Area on the CMAA website.

07.11.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Lloyd Byfield 2nd Dan and Nottingham Kwon Do Roos (Tae Kwon Do).

27.10.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mark Shields 3rd Dan and National Forrest Tae Kwon Do in Swadlincote.

26.10.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Thomas Brennan 4th Dan and Berkhamsted Tae Kwon Do.

17.10.17 Members Testimonials
Our members testimonials page has been updated, click here to view.

13.10.17 CMAA Logos
All CMAA member Instructors are asked to please login to the Instructor Area on our website and read the section relating to CMAA logos
and use.

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

26.09.17 National Black Belt Register
On Sunday 24th September we opended up our National Black Bet Register for 24hrs to non CMAA members offering free listing. The
response was massive with over 150 new names being added, many of which are members of other well know martial arts groups in the
UK.

13.09.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Chris Petherwick 1st Dan and Satori Kickboxing in Wiltshire.

05.09.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Jonny Cowen 5th Degree and Mansou Warriors UK (Mansou Eskrima) in Manchester.

01.09.17 CMAA Office Back Open Again
The CMAA Office has today re-opened after our Summer break.

03.08.17 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Wayne 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.


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