Martial Arts and
(Page last updated on 27/09/09)
Unfortunately in the industry of Martial Arts, there are many
"Instructors" that are not qualified to teach anything!
NO MARTIAL ARTS ORGANISATION CAN ISSUE ACCREDITATION TO THEIR INSTRUCTORS.
Such people pollute the industry by using incorrect techniques that are ineffective or even dangerous. They typically cause injuries and sometimes even mental scarring to people who then never return to martial arts as fitness or self defence tool.
When a student begins in any form of lessons, they form habits. These habits become a mental and physical conditioning that is difficult to change.
Luckily, in Australia we have the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) www.maia.com.au. This is a non profit public Company funded mainly by Government to over see the industry. It has formed regulations and guidelines that MAIA members must adhere to to retain their status with MAIA. You can check if your instructor is accredited by contacting MAIA at the website below.
The only other accreditation that is acceptable is the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) which is organised through the Australian Sports Commission.
Without the correct official accreditation, it is illegal to hire a public hall to teach children martial arts. All insurance Companies also insist on this accreditation to have insurance granted to an instructor. Therefore these "Dangerous Instructors" probably have no insurance.
* BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS ACCREDITED *
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