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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



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 (2016-2017). During this time any person whose accreditation has lapsed, [...]

Read More » | Date: Jun 10, 2016



Our last day for the year will be the 23rd of December, we will reopen on  the 27th of January.     A safe and happy holiday to all!  

Read More » | Date: Dec 23, 2015


Wing Chun Queensland Presents Dolph Lundgren

Here is a rare and unique opportunity to come and meet and do some training with Hollywood Action star and Martial Artist Dolph Lundgren.

Read More » | Date: Apr 08, 2015



On 1 July 2011 the MAIA issued a ban on the acceptance of any qualification issued by a Victorian RTO (Registered Training Organisation). This matter was recently reviewed by MAIA National President Walt Missingham. Walt has advised that the ban will continue, he commented: “the situation has not improved since our original ban in [...]

Read More » | Date: Feb 23, 2015