Club Memberships

Please note – if you represent a team or club with more than one location, each location will need its own membership to be covered under our insurance policy.

More than 500 members? Contact us for a quote.

If you have any questions, need to update details or require membership support please email us at [email protected]

Already a Gold, Silver, Bronze member?

REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS HERE

Individual and Instructor Memberships

Instructor Membership

Purple belt or higher* at UKBJJA member club
£45
  • All UKBJJA individual member benefits, plus:
  • Instructor Insurance covering professional indemnity, abuse cover, public liability and legal expenses, underwritten by Hiscox.
  • *Proof of grade will be required.

Assistant Instructor Membership

Blue belt or higher, or coach of other martial art*, at UKBJJA member club
£45
  • All UKBJJA individual member benefits, plus:
  • Instructor Insurance covering professional indemnity, abuse cover, public liability and legal expenses, underwritten by Hiscox.
  • *other martial arts covered include Judo, Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and more. Contact us to check if you qualify.

Guidelines for member clubs:

  • All BJJ instructors must be purple belt or higher from a verifiable lineage. We will ask for proof of promotions, including timescales.
  • All instructors and staff must have DBS / Disclosure Scotland / Access NI checks in place. Click here if you require an up to date check.
  • Instructors must have first aid training, or a qualified first aider should be in attendance during all training. Contact us if you require a first aid course for your academy.
  • Instructors and staff must have appropriate Child Protection and Safeguarding training. Contact us if you require safeguarding training.
  • Documented child protection policy in place and a policy on adult and child integration during training
  • Risk Assessment and Accident report book in place
  • First aid kit
  • Fire exits to British standards
  • 40mm minimum for mats with minimal gaps
  • Minimum areas per pair in sparring
  • No sharp edges or corners in matted area
  • Cleaning policy in place for dojo area
  • Clear rules for students to remove jewellery before training
  • Zero tolerance for skin infections or other infectious diseases and policy for advice on treatment
  • Supervision and training for use of weights/fitness equipment if applicable
  • Member to member insurance for all students
  • Instructor insurance and club insurance
  • Agree to abide by the code of conductpolicies, and procedures of the UKBJJA

UKBJJA INSURANCE

why do you need it?

If a training partner, student or member of the public gets injured and decides to take action against you, the costs can easily run into thousands, even for minor injuries. Without adequate insurance, you risk losing your livelihood as well as a substantial amount of money - not to mention the stress of defending a claim. Individual coverage is included in your UKBJJA membership.

Here are the types of cover that are included:
Public & Product Liability (Club Membership) - cover to protect you from claims made by third parties on your premises
Professional Indemnity (Instructor Membership) - cover to protect you from claims arising from your teaching
Abuse cover (Club & Instructor Membership) - cover to protect you from claims relating to abuse or safeguarding issues
Tournament liability cover (Bronze, Silver, Gold Club Membership) - public liability cover for tournaments organised by your club.
Member-to-member cover (Individual Membership) - cover to protect you from claims made by somebody you injure during training*
Legal expenses cover - to cover the cost of defending a claim made against you

Our insurance is provided by Watkin Davies, underwritten by Hiscox. It provides cover for the following activities: Brazillian Ju Jitsu, Grappling, Judo, Kick Boxing, Martial Arts Based Fitness, Martial Arts Based Wrestling, Martial Arts Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Muay Thai Boxing, Self Defence, Sparring (Martial Arts), Sport Boxing ( Martial Arts Related), Submission Wrestling, Thai Boxing, Kali/Eskrima, Yoga.

*Please note this this does not cover personal injury or loss of earnings.

Policy details can be downloaded here.

For cover-related queries, members are welcome to contact Watkin Davies via email [email protected] or telephone 02920 626 226

DBS CHECKS

We can offer DBS checks to all paid UKBJJA members at a competitive rate. CLICK HERE to apply.