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HOW WE ARE RUN

Masters of Martial Arts Academy is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)...

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It exists to provide facilities for the practice of Ju jitsu, and has responsibility for running and maintaining our fantastic full-time venue in Blackburn town centre.


The main purpose of the Club is to promote participation in the amateur sport of Ju Jitsu within Blackburn with Darwen, one of the largest boroughs in the wider Lancashire area. The borough’s multiple deprivation indices, multicultural ethnicities and its relatively young age profile forms the basis of our mission to promote and develop an inclusive sport community that caters for the multi-facet characteristics of the local area.

Our strategy sets out an ambition to build an integrated sports community where people of all backgrounds, participate and progress in every avenue of the amateur sport, through shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.


The Club will provide facilities for the purpose of training and development in the amateur sport of Ju Jitsu with the primary focus of improving participation amongst the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. 

The Club will operate as an incorporated limited by guarantee Community Interest Company (CIC) - a not for profit social enterprise, with profits being invested to meet the aims and objectives below.

 

The Club’s Vision and Mission is to: 
 

  • Promote participation in the amateur sport of Ju Jitsu within Blackburn with Darwen, with a particular focus on the vulnerable and disadvantaged within the local community.

  • Offer young people and adults to opportunities in Ju Jitsu, namely through coaching, volunteering, work, refereeing.

  • Offer young people and adults competitive opportunities in Ju Jitsu, namely though specific competition training sessions, in house competitions, local, regional, national and international competitions.
     

  • Manage, maintain and improve the Masters of Martial Arts Academy.

  • Promote life skills using Ju Jitsu – empowering people through the development of knowledge and skills.

  • Ensure a duty of care to all members of the club.

  • Provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone.

  • Retain Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status by adherence to HMRC rules.

The Academy belongs to the members – who are its students and parents of junior students - and is run by a board of directors appointed by the membership.

The directors are

 

John Forshaw

Chair & Instructor

Phil Turner

Instructor

Peter Cheshire

Instructor

Karen Procter

Parent Student Director

Karenne Aspin

Instructor

Wellbeing Director

Luke Robinson

Instructor

Youth Development Director

Prof Martin Dixon

Non-Executive

Director/Head of the British Ju Jitsu Association Governing Body

Pam Williams

Instructor

Financial Director

As part of our constitution, we hold quarterly directors meeting and an Annual General Meeting of members.

All documents and minutes relating to the Academy can be accessed below...

Constitution

BAMA CIC CONSTITUTION

BAMA CIC ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

Directors Meetings

DIRECTORS MINUTES

16TH JANUARY 2022

DIRECTORS MINUTES

10TH OCTOBER 2021

DIRECTORS MINUTES

13TH JUNE 2021

DIRECTORS MINUTES

16TH MARCH 2021

Annual General Meetings

BAMA AGM MINUTES

2020

BAMA AGM MINUTES

2019

BAMA AGM MINUTES

2018

BAMA INAUGURAL

MEETING MINUTES 2016

Health & Safety

Safeguarding

RISK ASSESSMENT 

JULY 2021

SAFEGUARDING CODE

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