UK Martial Arts Insurance

Martial Arts Independent UK

  • MAIUK is run by me, Sensei Shaun Lanham 6th Dan.
  • I have been teaching martial arts for many years. My ISMAA academy belongs to the major martial arts governing bodies.
  • Disappointed by the amount of politics in the sport I decided to start an organisation that I would want to use, one devoid of politics. I am very pleased to see MAIUK grow steadily over the years.
  • I am proud that MAIUK provides hassle free, politics free policies, giving martial arts clubs everything they need at a reasonable cost.
  • MAIUK covers all style of Karate, Mixed Martial Arts, Kick boxing, Judo, Jujitsu, Kung Fu, Pilipino Martial Arts, Taekwondo. We are truly a Mixed Martial Arts Academy.
  • If you do not see your style MAIUK will most likely cover it, please call or email.
  • MAIUK can also help with club merchandise.

My aim is to give you as much or as little help as you need whether you are starting out or an established club wanting to transfer over to MAIUK.

Kyoushi Shaun Lanham

6th Dan

Chief Instructor for I.S.M.A.A

Club support

MAIUK can help you with:

  • Martial Arts insurance
  • Martial Arts club set up
  • Personalised club t-shirts / polo shirts and sweaters
  • Certificates and licence books (ours or personalised for your club)
  • CRB / DBS Enhanced checks

MAIUK offers a friendly, prompt service backed up by years of experience.

Insurance plans

Membership plan 1

Member to Member licence

Only £2* per student / per year

(10 minimum order)

Membership plan 2

Member to Member with Personal Accident

ISMAA Licence book (if required)

Only £4.50* per student / per year

(5 minimum order)

Membership plan 3

Member to Member licence - Bulk Policy

Only £1.70* per student / per year

(40 minimum order)

Membership plan 4

Member to Member with Personal Accident - Bulk Policy

ISMAA Licence book (if required)

Only £4* per student / per year

(40 minimum order)

Instructor indemnity & public liability

You will need a separate application form for each Instructor:

  • £85* for £2 million cover
  • £107* for £5 million cover
  • £130* for £10 million cover

12 month policy & certification of cover is included

Instructor personal accident

This is an additional policy that can be added to your instructor indemnity policy at an additional cost of £70

CRB / DBS Enhanced Disclosure

You will require an enhanced check if you teach vulnerable adults and/or people under 16 years old – the cost of this is £65*. The process we use is online – we submit your application for you once we have completed it with you over the phone.

The main benefit of our service is that we submit your form directly to the Home Office which can drastically reduce the overall waiting time.

Tournament insurance cover

This will be needed for each competition you would like to organise. It covers up to 1000 attendants and up to a 2 day event. Your association will need to be affiliated to us and members using our member / member licences to be able to get tournament cover.

If you need anything or any help running a tournament then please call.

* + card service charge of 1.4% + postage


Q: What weapon use is accepted?

A: We cannot accept use of live bladed weapons on either the Group covers or Instructor Public and Products Liability.

Q: What is the difference between Group Public Liability and Instructor Public and Products Liability?

A: Group Public Liability provides indemnity for your legal liability for damages, including claimant legal costs arising out of accidental injury to any person(other than employees), accidental loss or damage to third party property, nuisance and trespass and member to member indemnity.

Q: Who qualifies for Instructor Public and Products Liability insurance?

A: All applicants must be over 18 years of age and have a qualification of black belt or confirm a qualification to teach and be connected to a Club or Association.

Q: What is the age limit on the group membership policies?

A: The minimum age is 4 years the maximum age is 70 years. The maximum age will only apply to the Personal Accident policy.

Q: Does our group cover(s) apply outside the UK?

A: Yes, the policies are World-wide but excluding the USA and Canada in respect of Products Liability Cover, though cover only applies to UK domiciled persons.

Q: Do I need to complete a Proposal Form for renewal of my Instructor cover?

A: Yes, this is a requirement of the insurer.


Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis, Chief Instructor

I have been a member of M.A.I.UK since 2013. I joined after leaving a large Governing body and it was the best thing I ever did. M.A.I.UK is a non-political organisation, which means there is much more scope and opportunity for myself and my students to attend courses and competitions without any restrictions. Being a multi style organisation it also offers the chance to train with other Martial Arts to gain experience in different styles. Becoming a member of M.A.I.UK was extremely simple, and the benefits are excellent. You are left to run your clubs the way you want without any interference, but advice and assistance is only a phone call away. Instructors insurance and student’s insurance/licences can be obtained at a very reasonable cost, easily and very efficiently, which reduces the stress on the instructor, allowing them to concentrate their efforts on doing what they do best, teaching.

Mike Bushell

Mike Bushell, Martial Arts Academy

I have known Sensei Shaun for a very long time and I love his stance on zero politics martial arts. My academy enjoys the freedom that comes with being independent as we can compete in all competitions. Everything is very easy and any question is immediately addressed from the MAIUK team. Slips and books are send as soon as payment is made so there is no waiting around. Highly recommend.


Phone: 07536077001

Please contact us about any question, large or small.

We are happy to help.

Based: Bournemouth, England