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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


LATEST NEWS:

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KELSO KARATE INSTRUCTOR ARRESTED
18 February 2015

Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged a karate instructor with allegedly sexually assaulted an under age child. Police say a 47 year old man who took karate lessons in the Cowra, Bathurst and Kelso areas has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a boy. Child Abuse Squad detectives have alleged that the student of the [...]

Read More » | Date: Feb 24, 2015

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MAIA REAFFIRMS ITS BAN ON VICTORIAN ISSUED QUALIFICATIONS

On 1 July 2011 the MAIA issued a ban on the acceptance of any qualification issued by a Victorian RTO (Registered Training Organisation). http://maia.com.au/2011/07/04/maia-discontinues-recognition-of-victorian-issued-qualifications/ 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

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HOLIDAY BREAK

Our last day for the year will be the 19th of December, we will reopen on  the 27th of January.   A safe and happy holiday to all!  

Read More » | Date: Dec 10, 2014

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MARTIAL ARTS SCAMMERS IDENTIFIED

The MAIA has commenced a program of liaison with the various State Fair Trading Offices together with key media outlets to both publicise and deal with ‘Scams and Fraudulent Behaviour’ within the martial arts industry.   The MAIA has identified the ‘Top 8′ scams on its website. Check them out at http://maia.com.au/martial-arts-scams   Report a scam by [...]

Read More » | Date: Mar 21, 2014

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‘RETURN TO SHAOLIN’ Film Confirmed

It has today been confirmed that MAIA President Walt Missingham will star in a new Australian/USA Co-production entitled   ‘Return to Shaolin’   The film, which will be screened on a major USA Network, will tell the story of Walt Missingham – from being critically injured over 30 years ago and while still in recovery making [...]

Read More » | Date: Dec 23, 2013