Martial Arts Australia - 03 8601 1124

Martial Arts Australia is the Peak Industry Body that supports all martial arts instructors / school owners offering group deals on insurance, direct debit, coaching courses and other associated business tools. We have been serving the industry since 1993 providing support and direction to over 3000 school owners from all styles. Chaired by Graham Slater the association started out as the Karate Alliance (IKA), then evolved into the Martial Arts Alliance (IMA) to embrace all styles / schools and in 2001 Martial Arts Australia was born to better serve the local community.

We take being a Martial Arts Peak Industry Body very seriously, this is our Mission!

*Supply Business Tools
*Instructor Training Courses
*Instructor Certification/Accreditation
*Club/Instructor/Student Insurance
*Contents/Property Insurance
*Income Protection Insurance
*Travel Insurance
*Student Fee Collection
*Club Management Software
*Mobile APPs for Clubs
*Websites for Clubs
*Video Production Instructional/promo
*Kapow TV – events / interviews

  *Business Support
*Promote the Industry
*Protect the Industry
*Liaise with Government
*Instructor Credibility
*Bookkeeping Support
*Accountancy Support
*VIP Cash Back Rewards Card
*Black Belt Gradings
*Sponsorship (Clubs/Promoters)
*Industry Business Magazine
*Special Seminars / Webinars
*Action Star TV Series (Funding)


We know how important your role is as a teacher so the more we can help you, the more you can help your community / students and we feel really good about that! 
We are the enablers and you have trusted us for over 25 years which allows us to continue providing these services for years to come. There are other services on the way so take advantage of these free / subsidised ones. In order to keep our services going we do actually need you to use them. By doing so you will save money and grow your business!.



  We keep the public informed about the benefits of martial arts training and what operational codes of practice each clubs should be using. We also act as a united voice to government to consult on behalf of the industry in a more comprehensive manner. For thousands of Instructors / Associations / Promoters, Martial Arts Australia is recognised as the ultimate One Stop Shop’  GROUP BUYING FACILITY for their business needs. We make things easier by providing instructors with everything they need to open / operate a martial arts school (government / industry accreditation, legal compliance, qualification standards, appropriate club insurance the list goes on).


For just one subscription fee per year members get access to the full range of discounted services - GROUP BUYING FACILITY (martial arts insurance, websites, mobile APPs, direct debit fee collection, bulk SMS broadcasting, marketing, merchant card facilities, instructor courses, business mentoring, video production and gradings).

It's very hard to compare us with other associations because there is no other group in the world that does what we do.

The International Martial Art Alliance (IMA) is funded by subscriptions and sponsorship from its commercial arm,

Martial Arts Australia (MAA). Together, they form the most progressive and innovative provider of martial art services. They also distribute vital industry news to martial art instructors and school owners via email, social media, print mail, their websites, public meetings / seminars and most recently in their TV programs. Our network is an alliance an industry media provider, a product negotiator, a group of companies, a group of school owners and a ‘library’ of talent and knowledge with an expert panel of masters, consultants and staff.



Graham Slater has 45 years of martial arts experience and over 19 years working with insurance companies. As a licensed AFSA Graham is uniquely placed to discuss what cover is available to you, what you are actually covered for and how to get the best price. Don’t risk your livelihood to a broker who doesn’t know what you teach or how you run your club.

The problem instructors are often faced with is not knowing how to research insurance, or how to interpret the policy wording so they know what they are buying, this is where Martial Arts Australia comes in. We make sure the policy wording covers everything a club owner needs, no grey areas and we help you in the unlikely event you have to make a claim and that’s priceless.

The biggest draw card for members is extra credibility, when they are issued with an 'Instructor Certification' in either of the following: CPI - Certified Practising Instructor, CSI - Certified Senior Instructor, CMI - Certified Master Instructor status. We assess instructor's qualifications to meet our certification / accreditation process through (RPL) and we offer the option of nationally recognised training courses (Australian Martial Arts Coaching System - AMACS) to those who need help to reach the industry standard. CONFUSED ABOUT QUALIFICATIONS - GO HERE

As a Peak Industry Body we are well placed to serve and grow the martial arts industry on many levels see below: 

* Industry requirements are facilitated through active consultation
* Extensive group services and products are made available to members
* Direction of educational programs most appropriate for instructors
* Provides a united voice for the industry in all regions
* Maintain a position of trust and respect to give confidence for the industry
* Create and implement nationally recognised training and make it available to everyone
* Available to lobby and work with local and national levels of government
* Liaise with the corporate sector to obtain group deals and sponsorship for athletes / schools
* Promote the industry’s profile through media including TV to expand its popularity
* Represent a large portion of the industry with our membership and network base
* Hold regular open industry-wide meetings is vital to break down political barriers

Martial Arts Australia - International Martial Arts Alliance - Martial Arts Insurance
Corporate Office: Level 1 / 96 Wellington Pde East Melbourne 3002 Victoria Australia 
Production Studio: Unit 6 / 12 Henderson Road Knoxfield Victoria, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 2057 Blackburn South 3130 Victoria Australia  
Contact Us 03 8601 1124

Martial Arts Articles  -   

1 Graham Slater Interview Fighting Arts Magazine  2 Graham Slater Interview Blitz MagazineGraham Slater - Fighting Arts Magazine Shotokai Karate Story 4 Graham Slater Fighting Arts Magazine Bringing Martial Arts Together  4 shin-jun-interview Shaolin Monk 5 Martial Arts Australia - History 6 Graham Slater - Media Credits 7 Graham Slater - Training history 8 The Value of MAA Membership

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