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.

All clubs must ensure instructors have current enhanced DBS checks (or equivalent) , first aid and safeguarding training. Membership will not be approved until this is in place.

If you have any questions, need to update details or require membership support please email us at membership@ukbjja.org

Individual and Instructor Memberships

Please note: Instructor Memberships are only available with an existing Club Membership. Instructors must have valid DBS/PVG/AccessNI checks.

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 Marsh.
  • *Proof of grade will be required. All instructors must have enhanced DBS or national equivalent either carried out by the UKBJJA dated within 3 years of the application date or registered with the DBS Update Service. In addition suitable First Aid & Safeguarding training is mandatory for all instructors). 

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 Marsh.
  • All instructors must have enhanced DBS or national equivalent either carried out by the UKBJJA dated within 3 years of the application date or registered with the DBS Update Service. In addition suitable First Aid & Safeguarding training is mandatory for all instructors.

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 up-to-date Enhanced DBS / PVG / Access NI checks in place. These must be carried our by the UKBJJA or access must be granted to checks registered with the Update service. Click here for more information and to arrange.
  • Instructors must have first aid training. This must be at least a 1 day in person course in either Emergency First Aid at Work or Sports First Aid. 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.
  • 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 , the UKBJJA must be provided with details for all members otherwise cover is not valid.
  • 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 Marsh Sports, 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 Marsh Sports via email marshsport@marsh.com or telephone 0345 872 5060

DBS CHECKS

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