The UK Martial Arts industry is grossly under-reported and under-analysed. There are very few statistics available as well as next to no reports or research papers. This means the many benefits of martial arts and its place in the UK’s sporting landscape is grossly under represented.
As part of the BMABA Group reaching more than 30,000 ‘on the mats’ participants per year we have begun conducting intensive surveys and studies on all areas of martial arts. From safeguarding and best practice through to grass roots participation and societal barriers to attending a session – we’re compiling a vast amount of data and research into martial arts and its impact.
Here are just some of our publicly reference research papers;