Britain's only independent National Governing Body for traditional and modern martial arts established January 1992

What's New? - Updated 17 March 2017
Latest news and updates of the NAKMAS National Governing Body
NAKMAS introduces free
Anti Bullying posters
for members

17 March 2017

Free 'Stop Bullying Posters' (as pictured), full bleed A3, customised to your club/group, are now available to all direct NAKMAS affiliates.

If a large amount of posters is requested, NAKMAS will require postage/packing charge, at cost.

To request your free posters, send the following information to email address libby.ellison@nakmas.org.uk

NAKMAS club/group registration code
Martial Arts offered & venue areas
Club name and contact telephone number
Website and Facebook addresses

Another free service to all direct NAKMAS affiliates!

Click here to see an actual sample of the new poster issued to EHMAA
NAKMAS issues a formal
Statement regarding
Bullying
15 March 2017

NAKMAS is becoming deeply concerned with the amount of bullying that is being reported to NAKMAS, affecting its licensed junior members; going about their normal routine and attending school.

Children who practise the martial arts do so for various reasons; one of which is self defence; defending themselves against attacks and bullying.

NAKMAS would like to make it absolutely clear, for the avoidance of doubt, that children who practise a martial art, should be allowed to defend themselves against genuine attacks, and attacks from bullies, even at school.

Click here to read the NAKMAS Statement in full

NAKMAS Statement:
English Karate
'The Unification'
06 March 2017

NAKMAS published a Statement in relation to English Karate on the 23 March 2016 (www.nakmas.org.uk/englishkarate); this Statement re-clarifies NAKMAS' position in relation to the possible unification of English Karate.

Whilst NAKMAS congratulates those organisations seeking to unify English karate, NAKMAS is of the strong view that Equality/Diversity including strong governance principles, including disability karate, should be the central tenet of any organisation purporting to be a National Governing Body, or at the forefront of any unifications discussions.

Click here to read the NAKMAS Statement in full

NAKMAS News Archives
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15 Mar '17 - NAKMAS Statement: Bullying Read More

21 Feb'17 - NAKMAS offers free website to members Read More

07 Feb'17: National Equality Register updated Read more

19 Jan'17: Sooyang Do raises £1111.42 for local charity Read more

03 Jan '17: UK Welcomes Korean Sword Master for Introductory Seminar Read more

04 Jan '17: Facebook confers blue accredited tick on NAKMAS pages Read more

20 Dec '16: Sudden passing of Paul Woods 6th Degree Read more

12 Dec '16: Martial arts clubs join fight against cancer Read more

28 Nov '16: NAKMAS secure area live for all NAKMAS registered welfare officers Read more

27 Nov '16: Libby Ellison interviews NAKMAS' Joe Ellis on child abuse and the flaws of the criminal records checking Read more

24 Nov '16: NAKMAS loses patience over criminal record procedures which puts children at risk Read more
22 Nov '16: NAKMAS makes a pledge to #iwill Read more

09 Nov '16: NAKMAS higher black belt grade awards Read more

18 Nov '16: New NAKMAS fully responsive and Google friendly website Read more

23 Mar '16: Statement issued by the NAKMAS National Management Committee in relation to English Karate Read more
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EEHMAA Fight Squad members
Thomas-Drew Payne, Reece Payne & Leo Manifold.

EHMAA Fight Squad members - success

Here are the awards the boys have picked up so far in 2017, keep up the hard work!

1 x GOLD, Winter War fight night, 2017
1 x WOMAA British Champion, 2017
1 x WOMAA Brit Champion, Team event, 2017
1 x Revolution Champion, 2017
1 x WFMC British Champion, 2017
1 x WOMAA British Champion, 2017
1 x WOMAA Brit Champion, Team event, 2017
2 x Gold, WOMAA Competition for Diabetes, 2017

East Riding Kickboxing Facebook page is via www.facebook.com/EHMAA


ER Kickboxing Club
Kick-starter, Megan

Kick-starter Megan

Megan achieves grade despite Down's Syndrome

The East Riding Kickboxing Club is proud to announce that Megan (as pictured) achieved her first kickboxing grade, despite Down's Syndome. NAKMAS also shares the proud moment.

East Riding Kickboxing Club is headed by respected Joy Peacock 2nd Dan.

East Riding Kickboxing website is via www.eastridingkickboxingclub.co.uk
East Riding Kickboxing Facebook page is via www.facebook.com/EastRidingKickboxingClub


Sooyang Do Success
Gordon McIver and Colleen McIver representing Sooyang Do
Aberdeen Sports Awards Sooyang Do Martial Art Success

Sooyang Do is traditional in its adherence to the time honoured virtues of Courtesy, Integrity, Humility and Respect which is reflected in the Sooyang Do motto "Jin Sil" meaning "Truth"

Congratulations to Sooyang Do Martial Art on achieving the Highly Commended award via Aberdeen Sports Awards.

Sooyang Do Martial Art is headed by respected Chief Instructor, Bruce Wood 5th Dan.

Sooyang Do Martial Art website via www.sooyangdo.com


MAI Grass Roots
MAI October 2016 issue
NAKMAS: Martial arts for children

NAKMAS highlights the benefits of martial arts within Martial Arts Illustrated (MAI) October 2016 issue

Children from all walks of life and of all ages can benefit from martial arts within the United Kingdom and NAKMAS has put the case over via a four page editorial feature inside the MAI magazine.

Click here to view the editorial via pdf file.


Autism & Martial Arts
By NAKMAS' Director of Operations, Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis 6th Dan
Autism and Martial Arts - By Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis

NAKMAS' Director of Operations, Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis 6th Dan writes about Autism in the Martial Arts.

This book offers a start to finish guide for potential autistic students, their parents and for teachers who are or want to teach students with autism.The book is not about autism theory per se, but is a practical guide aimed at young autistic individuals who want to take up a martial art, but need to know more.

Hardback - ISBN: 978-0-9933142-0-9 - About £12 from Amazon or £10 inclusive via NAKMAS.

Click here to order via NAKMAS or click here to order via Amazon UK.

Click here to view the short Author video via Vimeo.


Kara-Tea!
The double side of Joe Ellis
Kara-Tea!

The double side of the NAKMAS National Chair, Joe Ellis 7th Dan (Karate)

People in Focus met with Joe Ellis some years ago to discuss the English Tea Room Guide that Joe runs. People in Focus thought they would update the editorial by re-interviewing Joe.

Click here to view the editorial via pdf flip file.

Joe Ellis English Tea Room Guide Facebook page is via www.facebook.com/tearoomguide

Contact NAKMAS:
NAKMAS PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW

Telephone: 01227 370055 Fax: 01227 370056
Email: admin@nakmas.org.uk

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am until 4pm
Fridays: 9am until 3pm

While there is a member of staff or Management available as far as possible, during office hours, there are times when we use an intimate call centre. This is mostly first thing, last thing, at lunchtimes or in times of sickness or leave. If you leave them your name, club code, contact number and a brief message, we will endeavour to return your call as soon as we are available. Alternatively you can drop us an email to which we can respond instead.