CMAA Referee Training
TRAINING PROGRAMME
The CMAA Referee Training Programme is open to everyone regardless of which Martial Arts group they are
members of. Aimed at Points, Light Continuous and Kata/Forms the programme operates like no other and is for
the benefit of
every Martial Arts group who run competitions. Candidates will have to attend competitions, regardless
of who the hosting Martial Arts group are, and offer themselves as Referees in order to gain evidence to move through
the 3 classifications within the programme.

TRAINING COURSES
Courses are run during June and December each year, dates can be seen on the CMAA events page or by going to
www.cobracourses.co.uk. Please note that attending a course will not result in a full qualification, this is merely
the start. The course will cover some basic rules as used by many Martial Arts groups as well as practical application
of Refereeing skills, recommended dress codes and most important of all - area management.
Attendees will be accredited to Class C at the course (
see below) and then certification as a B or A Class Referee is then gained by working the mats
/ areas at competitions over time, evidence of which is then recorded on the official training records. This can be done at any event regardless of
who the hosting Martial Arts group are as mentioned above.

REFEREE CLASSIFICATIONS & GAINING ACCREDITATION
Class C (Issued at the course)
Entitled to act as a Corner /Shadow Referee at all Local or National Events.
Min Grade: N/A Open to all
Min Age: 16 Years

Class B (Issued after providing evidence of working 100 hours as a Class C)
Entitled to act as a Centre Referee at all Local or National Events.
Min Grade: N/A Open to all
Min Age: 18 Years

Class A (Issued after providing evidence of working 100 hours as a Class B)
Entitled to act as a Head Referee / Area Manager at all Local, National Events & International Events.
Min Grade: 1st Dan/Degree or equivalent.
Min Age: 18 Years






























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