Martial Arts Australia offers many Membership Benefits that are essential for Instructors and School Owners.
If you are trying to compare us with another association you can’t, if you are trying to put us in a box we will not fit. We are a progressive and intuitive network providing the needs of instructors / schools owners to help them grow. I guess after 22 years of operational we know what you need but we want to keep looking for more things that will grow the industry as a whole.
We have launched a new School Directory that is Google optimised, the public have started using it to find clubs and school owner are receiving leads. This directory forms one of the essential elements of a our three part master marketing package. The other two parts are a simple to use website (with total SEO / Lead Generating Functionality / Mobile Friendly) and the other part a Mobile App – more about this later.
Because there are so many of you that do value our work so we are also able to fund a TV Show / Channel as well. This has been specifically developed to promote all martial arts styles to the public. We know you get this, the more we can put martial arts (visually through TV) in front of the public, the more likely they are to chose our sport over some other activity.
We have a lot more things in development and as more funds come in we then allocate the resources to finish them and role them out.
This is what we do as an association – The Martial Arts Industry has a number of professional bodies just like other industries to act as a united voice to government, corporations and the public. Martial Arts Australia’s Membership gives individual instructors and school owners more creditability and support amongst other things. Members are kept informed about the industry (new trends, courses, products, services, seminars etc). There are many martial arts associations within the industry with some claiming to be peak bodies in their given style. The International Martial Arts Alliance / Martial Arts Australia justifiably makes the claim as a peak body for all styles. We work with government/corporations/ all styles associations and offer the most services of any martial arts association in the world. We do this by cutting out the politics, working with industry leaders and with other associations whose vision is to promote all martial arts disciplines.
How does membership with the IMA / MAA benefit the individual martial arts instructor / martial arts school owner? Firstly they get registered as a Certified Martial Art Instructor (internationally) and this gives them a lot of extra credibility. Secondly we provide regular opportunities to up-skill instructor qualifications (government recognised) and offer industry workshops. Successful registration means that you have been assessed as a professional martial arts instructor/ school operator. Members therefore will have the appropriate skills and knowledge to operate a martial arts club in a professional manner using the correct industry policies and procedures. This is particularly appealing to potential students because they feel they are in safe hands so they are more likely to choose an International Martial Arts Alliance Member School.