CLUB NAME AND IDENTIFICATION
Our club is named Close Combat Martial Arts but may also be referred to as CCMA. The lead instructor is David Close.
Our club is run as a commercial entity and whilst our income may be limited we may use any profits for the further provisions of club equipment, training and drawings for staff etc.
Our club is not registered as a company formation.
CCMA STUDENT AUDIENCE
CCMA provides classes to adults, young persons aged between 8 and 18 and Adults At Risk.
COMPLAINTS AND DISPUTES
CCMA has a complaints procedure in place and will always strive to provide the best service to its students and associated community members. Should you have a complaint about our conduct or service please see our complaints policy here: https://closecombatmartialarts.com/complaints-policy/ which contains all the required information needed to make a complaint. All complaints are dealt with confidentially and as a priority.
CCMA always ensure that all instructors are fully insured. Our instructors use specialist instructor insurance provided by BMABA. A copy of any relevant insurance documentation is available on request.
CCMA always take our responsibility to safeguard members seriously. Accordingly, we always insure our students through the BMABA for member-to-member liability.
DBS CHECK STATUS
CCMA teaches adults and children and so all instructors and volunteers hold an enhanced disclosure which has been deemed to be acceptable. Evidence of this check may be provided on request or is available from BMABA here: https://bmaba.org.uk/verify/
INSTRUCTOR GRADE REQUIREMENTS
CCMA always ensure that our instructors are qualified to or above the minimum standard expected by our association. This is a Black Belt for Instructors or Red Belt for Level 1, Purple for Level 2 and Black for Level 3 Assistant and Junior Instructors.
FIRST AID STATUS
CCMA takes the safety of its members seriously. All instructors are first aid trained to an acceptable standard and sufficient emergency first aid equipment is present at all classes and on-site at all times. A risk assessment and associated health and safety briefs are conducted prior to classes commencing.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
CCMA takes its responsibilities to run a professional class seriously. Accordingly, we are registered with BMABA. Our membership number is 15188 and this may be verified at any point by visiting bmaba.org/verify. Any associated membership certification is available on request.
FEES & CHARGES
CCMA does not have any hidden costs or dishonest fee collections in place. All money is payable by PayPal when due, and receipts will be issued. Our club charges a £35 registration fee which includes BMABA membership, insurance, belt, and club T-shirt, and this is payable after a 28-day trial period. This fee is payable only once a year. Classes are paid for via subscription only and are charged at £40 a month after 1 free trial lesson. This reserves you a space in a set class per week. Please check any rates or charges before committing to training in case this has changed. You are NOT bound by any contract and may discontinue training at any time.
CCMA is associated with a professional association to ensure our standards are some of the highest available, however, we remain legally independent and are not submitted to any compulsory regulation or obligation under any of the above-named associations. Accordingly, it is our club’s responsibility to comply with local and national laws/regulations, and there is no recourse to our representing organisation in the event of any breach of law, regulation or protocol. We retain the right to be an independent club and govern ourselves by best practice whether we are inside or outside the membership/affiliation of any above-named governing bodies.
REPORTING OUR CLUB
There is no single regulatory body for all styles of martial arts in the United Kingdom. Accordingly, if you wish to report our club you are first of all asked to honour our complaints procedure which will detail how you may raise any complaints with us, and what action we will take. This complaints procedure will also detail any specific organisation that we are associated with, and instructions on making a complaint to that body. You may report us to our Association where applicable. Our Association is BMABA, however, your complaint may not be properly investigated if you have not followed initial guidance on making a complaint as per our complaints procedure. If you wish to make a complaint please see our complaints policy here: https://closecombatmartialarts.com/complaints-policy/ which contains all the required information needed to make a complaint. All complaints are dealt with confidentially and as a priority.
ADDITIONAL CLUB NOTES OR KEY FACTS
There are no additional key facts to disclose at this time.
This document was last updated on 24/06/2022