So what does the BCA offer that you won’t find with traditional organisations

First, we don’t play politics, second we have few restrictive rules and don’t build walls around our people and third we have built a reputation as the most helpful, responsive organisation that Instructors say they have been with. Within the BCA there is simply an amazing network of first-class Instructors in all disciplines.

Some of the UK’s leading exponents of reality-based martial arts are Instructors within the Association and many have grown, within the family atmosphere and through the help and encouragement of its Chief Instructor, Peter Consterdine, to build worldwide reputations of their own.

This site is the meeting place for the BCA Instructors with their own private ‘Instructor’s Zone’ but also where martial arts Instructors looking for either a new, non-political home, or simply to extend their knowledge and network can find out all about the benefits to themselves and their students of joining the UK’s most respected organisation. The BCA is an association run by practising martial artists not briefcase warriors.

This site is only one of a family of special interest sites centered around the 'umbrella' of the Combat Group. In addition to the British Combat Association, there is the British Combat Karate Association and World Combat Association, and as a member you can access the articles on these various sites for information on all martial arts and self defence as well as for Close Protection, CQB, police defensive tactics and specialist security subjects.

In the BCA we host some of the most popular courses held in the UK, with great attendance and tremendous feedback. Often, courses are open to the wider martial arts community, but always discounted for BCA members. The BCA is a home for the following martial arts and defensive, combat systems - (only a small snapshot of the huge number of martial arts represented); Karate (Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Shukokai, Shito Ryu, Goju, etc), Ju Jitsu, Krav Maga, Kapap, Filipino Doce Pares, Kali and Escrima, Judo, WW2 Combatives, Wing Chun, Boxing, Thai Boxing, Sombo, Russian, Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, English Martial Arts and many Chinese Systems. (this is not a definitive list of all the arts and systems in membership)

We can organise gradings, help with constructing your syllabus, promote your club or group and be a source of honest, organise a wide range of insurance cover, and be a source of honest, quality information.

The list is endless when it comes to the range of services, but above all of that we are, very siply, nice people to deal with.

Enjoy the experience!


“I’ve been an instructor with the BCA for five years. During this time, I have found them to be incredibly helpful and supportive of both me and my club. They are quick to respond to enquiries and are able to get new licences and certificates out to you within a couple of days. They provide a really excellent service. They remind you when your students are due to renew their licences and insurance, which is really helpful when you’re trying to run an efficient club. Most importantly, they are approachable and always willing to help with good advice and solid direction”.

Philip Tonner, PhD, 3rd Dan.

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