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28.07.15 QRC Smart Tag
As from August 2015 all CMAA / NBBR Certificates will carry a unique QRC (Quick Reference Code) Smart
Tag which when scanned by a suitable smart phone or tablet will open up the Black Belt Register allowing for
an easy authenticity check.
27.07.15 The Law and Self Defence
A while ago Andrew Morrell was asked by Martial Arts Guardian magazine to write an article on the law and
self defence. This has now been published and can be read online now here: http://www.flipsnack.
21.07.15 DBS Checks for Non-CMAA Members
The CMAA recently ceased operating as a DBS (formerly CRB) Umbrella Body for quite a few non-member
groups and clubs. The reason being that these groups/clubs were not carrying out DBS checks on all of the their
This placed us in a precarious position as the CMAA ‘DBS Checked’ logo was clearly displayed on their
websites and literature and in some cases Andrew Morrell was personally was referred to. As a result we now
only carry out DBS checks for clubs and groups directly linked to the CMAA so as to avoid being vicariously
involved in any allegations lodged against non-members.
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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 England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Southern
Ireland, 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 Child Protection.
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 www.greatersport.co.uk
Members of the Sport and Recreation Alliance,
Formerly known as the Central Council for Physical Recreation (CCPR)
Registerd Umbrella Body With The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) & Disclosure Scotland
Approved 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
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"
This website was designed and created in 2002, is protected by copyright and carries a disclaimer which can be