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Martial Arts Australia (MAA) What we do for the Public!

Are you looking to find a safe, professional martial arts school to train at that ticks all the boxes?
Well look no further, just do a search via postcode of suburb in our directory to find clubs closest to you. 

With over 3000 schools within Martial Arts Australia's network you will be sure to find centre / club that suits your needs.

Why choose a MAA Certified Instructor School?

 *We screen the instructors to make sure they are qualified to teach and meet the industry coaching standards (see process below).

*Each school will be appropriately insured for what they actually teach.

*School Owners are committed to continuous quality improvement.

*Schools adhere to an industry code of practise / ehtics of business.

*Each school big or small is supported by MAA in business / coaching so they can deliver the best service.

*You are less likely to have any issues in general - you can also report a school if you feel it has conducted itself inappropriately.


Look for schools (websites) displaying the logo to know you have chosen the right school.
Selecting a Martial Arts Australia Member School makes sense because they have all been assessed to make sure operators meet strict Industry Standards and have the appropriate insurances.

We investigate and assist in the following:

  • Qualifications (Martial Arts, Defensive Tactics, Coaching, Fitness, Trainer & Assessor, Business, OH&S)
  • First Aid Attendants (required on hand during training)
  • Sports Insurance (appropriate level of cover for instructors, students and all helpers)
  • Working with Children Card (required for teaching students under the age of 18 years)
  • Referee Licence/Permit (required for refereeing / judging tournaments / fight shows)
  • Weapons Licence (required if training with prohibited weapons)
  • Police (checks required to teach at some schools, corporations and government departments)
  • Risk Management policy (required to provide the appropriate duty of care for students / staff)
  • General Policies/Procedures (required for student terms/conditions of membership-refunds etc)
  • On Going Development (Instructors are committed to continuous personal improvement)

Information you need to know before you select a martial arts school | club.

  • what questions do you ask the instructor
  • who are offering the best membership deals
  • what are the differences between the styles
  • how do instructors make your training experience safe
  • how much should you pay for a class
  • how do you pay for training
  • what will you learn in you first lesson
  • are schools insured
  • how do you know who is qualified and by what measures
  • what etiquette is used in a school
  • What's the difference with a club operating out of a church hall / community centre
  • What's the difference with club operating out of a shop front/warehouse space
  • what sort of programs are taught
  • what benefits are there in training

Drop us an email with your questions - use the enquiry form


The International Martial Art Alliance (IMA) Martial Arts Australia (MAA) operates as the association and is funded by subscriptions and sponsorship from it’s commercial arm Martial Arts Australia (MAA). Together they support instructors with resources to operate more safely and professionally. Schools being a Martial Arts Australia / Alliance Member have access to a library of resources which makes training at a member school a safe bet.

Is your Instructor a Martial Arts Australia Member? –
If not ask them why!

Want to start training?
Select a Martial Arts Australia Member School for PEACE OF MIND!


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