Safeguarding and Welfare

YMA affiliates with the British Martial Arts & Boxing Association (BMABA), and like them, we have a strict Safeguarding Policy. 


All our Instructors are DBS checked, first aid qualified and have passed the Child Safeguarding Certificate with Educare. Our Academy has CCTV in all public areas, the training area is fully matted and we have up to date fire and first aid equipment.

We have designated our Governing Body, British Martial Arts & Boxing Association (BMABA) to act as our club’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). BMABA can provide an impartial and expert response to safeguarding concerns if you do not feel you can raise it with our club directly. You should still contact our club first with concerns, if you feel you can.

If you need to contact BMABA, you can do so by visiting or by emailing Our assigned Lead Officer is Aimee Little. In her absence, another suitably trained deputy will be available from BMABA’s dedicated safeguarding team.

Click here for BMABA Safeguarding information



At YMA we are committed to safeguarding our students of all ages. Our designated safeguarding and welfare officer is Mrs Jenny Hewett.

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We are committed to the equality of opportunity within all aspects of martial arts training. Martial Arts Diversity is our practice of respecting and including people from all ranges of social backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, physical/mental abilities etc into martial arts and giving everyone all the same opportunities to train. 

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The BMABA Is a professional Independent Grassroots Martial Arts Association. They promote, regulate and develop the UK martial arts industry as a supporting body.

For more information visit their website at