Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to be running a club to be able to join?
No. We have many Instructors in membership who are teaching short courses, private lessons or delivering commercial courses to organisations. These are our 'Associate Instructors.'
Q. Do we have to be doing 'practical' martial arts or a combat system to be able to join?
No. We have numerous, traditional martial arts clubs and groups with us who have joined to enjoy the freedom from excessive control and politics.
Q. Can we grade our own people?
Yes. We don't interfere or have any control over gradings, which are entirely in the control of the club and Chief Instructor. We can help with syllabus development and have the BCA Grading Panel for anyone who wants to grade with us.
Q. Can I get Dan Grade recognition for my current grades?
Yes. We have Dan Grade recognition certification which provides BCA recognition of existing grades. This is on the proviso that the original grading is from a reputable source and checkable.
Q. How do we promote our club within the BCA?
As you can see on the site we have our members clubs listed in the Directory and we have 'broadcast' system that alerts all or BCA/BCKA and WCA Instructors of any events, courses and news from our clubs.
Q. If we have our own insurance cover do we need to change to that provided by the BCA.
No. We can help organise the whole range of insurance cover for Instructors, Students, Events and Club equipment if required. It's a service not a requirement.