24.02.2021 England & Scotland Lockdown

Details, including dates and links, relating to the easing of the lockdown in England & Scotland are now in the Instructor Area. Details for other nations will be added as soon as we have them.

17.02.2021 New Members

We welcome Jonathan Norbury 6th Dan and Seishin-Do Bu Jutsu in Cheadle (Ju-Jitsu & Freestyle Karate).

15.02.2021 Covid Resources

A Covid Resources section has been added to the Instructor Area which includes an updated version of the CMAA Covid Secure Policy.

08.02.2021 New Members

We welcome Russell Wardley 4th Dan and Alderbury Tae Kwon Do.

27.01.21 CMAA Awards for Dedication During Lockdown

Once again we are offering national recognition awards to students training online for their efforts during lockdown. CMAA students can receive further Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards FREE of charge to add to those received during 2020.

25.01.2021 Events

More online events have been added to the events page on this website.

20.01.2021 New Website

Due our old host removing the ability to update our website we have built a new one with another provider. The old domain name is still active but from now on we will be using www.cmaa.co.uk.

14.01.2021 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Phil Blackburn 6th Dan and the Kuroyaki Ryu International Bujutsu University in Boness.

06.01.2020 Online Courses
Some online courses have been added to the events page on this website for January and February. www.cmaa.co.uk/events

31.12.2020 CMAA Office Re-Open Early
The CMAA Office have cut short the holidays and re-opened early in support of our members. The Covid Resources section in the
Instructor Area has been updated to show guidance for all UK nations and Southern Ireland.

14.12.2020 CMAA 'Summer Course' Rebranded For 2021
We missed the CMAA summer course this year due to COVID-19. Next year it will be rebranded ‘CMAA Assemble’ to enable us more
flexibility as to when it will take place and it will have a new venue to the one previously used. The date will be confirmed once things
begin to calm down in the new year.

10.12.2020 National Black Belt Register
As a reminder the CMAA does NOT offer grade promotions or certification to NON MEMBERS.
Listing of current grade on the National Black Belt Register is available to non-members but evidence of past grading history will be required. www.blackbeltregister.co.uk

04.12.2020 Instructor Area Covid Resources
The Covid Resources section in the Instructor Area of the CMAA website has been updated to show a full explanation of the 3 Tier system and what can and can't be done.

20.11.2020 Welsh Sports Association
At the request of CMAA members in Wales the CMAA are now full members of the Welsh Sports Association.

02.10.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Simon Weaver 5th Dan and Shinsenkai (Full Contact Karate) in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

21.09.2020 Instructor Area
The password to the Instructor Area on this website has been changed today. Member Instructors can request the new one by clicking here.

14.09.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Alastair Urwin 2nd Dan and Combat Martial Arts (Kickboxing & Ju-Jitsu) in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

09.09.2020 Government 'Rule of 6'
Today's announcement relating to a ban on more than 6 people gathering DOES NOT affect martial arts as we can operate in a 'Covid Safe/Secure Way' with social distancing etc. as per our Covid19 Secure policy and club level risk assessments.

The new ban relates to social gatherings in pubs, restaurants, parks and private homes where social distancing isn't controlled.

24.08.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Andrew Thoburn 4th Dan and The Togenkan Dojo (Traditional Aikibudo) in Sunderland.

21.08.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Richard Mulcahy 6th Dan and the Kettering Aikido Club.

01.08.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Georgina Smedley 2nd Dan and Rok Ard Martial Arts (Kickboxing) in Mansfield.

18.07.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Peter Bradbury 5th Dan and the Black Dragon Martial Arts (Jiu Jutsu) in Blackburn.

08.07.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Gary Stringer 10th Dan and the Modern Combatives & Self Defence Academy in Derby.

30.06.2020 CMAA Social Media Policy
The CMAA Social Media Guideance Policy has been brought up to date and can be downloaded from the Instructor Area on this website.

29.06.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us.
Shaun Jayes 3rd Dan and Black Widow Kickboxing in Nottingham.

12.06.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join.
Stuart Davison 4th Degree, James McKenzie 4th Degree and East Midlands Tae Kwon Do.

12.06.2020 CMAA Instructor Recognition Awards
This week we have been very proud to send out recognition awards to CMAA Instructors who, during lockdown, despite the pressures they faced personally set all those aside in place of that of the well being of their students.

05.06.2020 CMAA Awards for Dedication During Lockdown
We are very happy and proud to see so many of our bronze, silver and gold certificates being awarded to deserving CMAA students for dedication to continuing training online during lockdown! Keep going though as the maximum award 'Platinum' is still to be given.

03.06.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us,
Mohamed Akbor 3rd Dan and MA Martial Arts & Self Defence in Swansea.

19.05.2020 CMAA Awards for Dedication During Lockdown
With 100% approval from CMAA Instructors throughout the UK as from now students training online will receive national recognition for their efforts during lockdown. This came from a request which we agreed with and gave some thought to with regards to how to deliver it.

CMAA students can now earn Bronze, Silver, Gold and even Platinum awards FREE of charge for the duration of lockdown.

13.05.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Mark Watson 7th Dan and Budo Shin Ryu Kempo Ju-Jitsu in Stoke On Trent.

12.05.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Simon Stockdale 5th Dan and Quest Kickboxing in Nottingham.

11.05.2020 CMAA Martial Arts Schools Covid Secure Policy
The CMAA Martial Arts Schools Covid Secure Policy is now available to download from the Instructor Area on this website.

04.05.2020 CMAA Martial Arts Schools Covid Secure Policy
Having consulted with a few CMAA Instructors around the UK today via telephone we now have a draft ‘CMAA Martial Arts Schools
Covid Secure Policy’ ready and waiting for use once MA Schools begin to re-open once lock down begins to ease.

This will be available to download from the instructor area on our website.

07.04.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Jason Park 4th Dan and EMWTA (Tae Kwon Do) in Sunderland.

31.03.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Peter Watkins 3rd Dan and Valleys Freestyle Martial Arts (Freestyle Karate) in South Wales.
We also welcome as dual members Chris Davies 8th Dan and the Kyushindo Dojo (Ju-Jutsu) in Cheshire.

20.03.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Alex Rhodes Evans 3rd Dan and REAL-MA (Kickboxing, Grappling, Vale Tudo and Jiu-Jitsu) in Kent.

02.03.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Kelly Walters 2nd Dan and Kapability Kickfit (Kickboxing) in Cornwall.

27.02.2020 Parents Leaving Children at Clubs
Recently we’ve given safeguarding advice to 2 sports clubs outside of the martial arts. The issue related to parents leaving their children at
the clubs BEFORE the lesson had actually started in addition to parents also not collecting children on time after the lesson. The advice
given is the same as we give to CMAA members, as follows.
1. Set a minimum age at which parents can actually leave their children, 11yrs old for example.
2. Inform parents that responsibility for their children remains with them until the lesson actually starts and resumes the moment it ends.

30.01.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club  their members as they join us:
Kayley Birdsall 1st Dan and Hybrid Training, Kickboxing & Fitness in Tyne & Wear.

24.01.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club and their members as they join us:
Mohammad Jamal Thomas 3rd Dan and Haqqani-Do Kung Fu in Oxford.

23.01.2020 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.

14.01.2020 New Members
We welcome the following club as they join us:
Ann Brindley 5th Dan and The Brindley Martial Arts Academy (Freestyle Karate/Kickboxing) in Runcorn.

09.01.2020 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.