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?


Guidelines for member clubs:

  • All instructors should be purple belt or higher from a verifiable lineage. We will ask for proof of promotions, including timescales.
  • All instructors and staff should have DBS / Disclosure Scotland / Access NI checks in place. Click here if you require an up to date check.
  • Instructors should have first aid training, or a qualified first aider should be in attendance during all training.
  • Documented child protection policy in place and a policy on adult and child integration during training
  • Instructors and staff should have appropriate Child Protection and Safeguarding training. We offer this online, click here if required.
  • Accident report book
  • 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 policies and procedures of the UKBJJA

Full copies of UKBJJA policies are available on request from [email protected]


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.

Club membership includes £5m public and product liability for your gym/club/academy - and it also covers your students, provided they are paid up individual members of the UKBJJA. Tournament insurance is also included.

Our insurance is provided by Towergate, underwritten by Allianz. 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, Yoga, and Kali club.

Please note this only provides cover if someone you makes a claim against you in case of injury; it is not personal injury cover or health insurance.

Policy details can be downloaded here.

Instructor's Insurance

This is not included with your membership, but is available at a deep discount from Towergate. Please click the button below to get a quote.

When completing the form: from the list of registered Clubs & Associations, choose UKBJJA.

Important: Once you have finished completing their quotation details,email [email protected] with your UKBJJA membership number and request the instructor discount.


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