New qualification and regulations for Martial Arts Instructors
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
The subject of who is qualified to teach martial arts, and, or self defence in the UK is one which causes much debate. When you look at other industries, such as the security and fitness industry, there are regulations and minimum standards of qualification. In the martial arts industry, because of the diversity and international nature of the subject, there are many political and denominational martial arts organisations, some of which are style specific and others that are non-denominational. It is, however a self-regulated Industry.
The UKSDMAG is a not for profit organisation that exists to provide core standards, advice, support, training and regulation to the UK self defence and martial arts industry. It promotes best practice and safety whilst remaining entirely unbiased to one style or another.
ANY martial arts club can join the UKSDMAG and apart from being free* the benefits and levels of support are massive. More than this the SDMAG helps the public to find fully endorsed instructors and to choose the right martial art, style and instructor for them.