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Welcome To Martial Arts Industry Association

The Martial Arts Industry Association Limited (MAIA) is the Peak Industry Body for Martial Arts in Australia.

The MAIA acts as the representative body for the collective interests of the martial arts to the Federal, State and Territory Governments, the general community and the media.

The combined strength and experience of our members enables MAIA to provide an effective forum for:

  • Lobbying/advocacy on behalf of the industry
  • Representation of member interests
  • Education on a wide range of topics
  • Networking and liaison between members
  • Networking to the wider martial arts community



Jean Claude Van Damme on The Gold Coast

Kung Fu Wushu Queensland member Jon Poole has organised Jean Claude Van Damme for a Seminar Call Jon on 0448 179 120 to book.  

Read More » | Date: Dec 05, 2016


Christmas Break

Our office will be closed from the 21st of December to the 23rd of January. A happy and safe holiday break to all!

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Earlier this year an inaccurate and defamatory statement, about MAIA President Walt Missingham, was published on website controlled by Wellington martial arts instructor Ron Goninan.   Following legal intervention Mr. Goninan has removed the statement from the website and issued the following ‘Public Apology’:   “A recent Article appeared on this website apparently dated 16th April, 2016, and entitled [...]

Read More » | Date: Nov 18, 2016


MAIA Accredits its 2000th Instructor

MAIA President, Walt Missingham, has recently confirmed that the MAIA has recently accredited it 2000th instructor.   Walt commented: “this is a significant milestone that it a good fit with recent announcements by a number a venue providers that are now introducing an ‘Accredited Instructors Only’ Policy. The vision by the previous MAIA Presidents John [...]

Read More » | Date: Sep 20, 2016


Accreditation Update Policy Change

Pleased to advise that there has been a change to the Accreditation Update Policy in that the 6 month period, after the expiry date of accreditation, in which an instructor can update his/her accreditation has now been extended to four years over the moratorium period (1 July 2016 – 1 July 2017).   During this [...]

Read More » | Date: Jun 10, 2016