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Karate Instructor on Most Wanted List

The following story recently appeared in the Western Advocate. As it is likely that Paul Steadman will still seek to work in the Martial Arts Industry we are appealing to our wide network for anyone who may know his whereabouts, if you do please contact ‘Crime Stoppers’ and also our office. ” Western Advocate News [...]

Read More » | August 29, 2018 | Category: News

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Next Round of NMAS Accreditation Courses

We will be rolling out our lastest schedule of NMAS Accredition courses over the following dates: Brisbane-3rd November   BRISBANE 03 November (Saturday) 9.30-12.30 Meeting Room 1 Sports House 150 Caxton St Milton, Brisbane   Download the Application Form here: NMAS Accreditation Application Form

Read More » | August 1, 2018 | Category: News

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PUBLIC APOLOGY BY RON GONINAN

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 » | November 18, 2016 | Category: News

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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 » | September 20, 2016 | Category: News

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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 » | June 10, 2016 | Category: News

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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 » | February 23, 2015 | Category: News

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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 » | March 21, 2014 | Category: News

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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 » | December 23, 2013 | Category: News

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WALT MISSINGHAM CONFIRMED AS PRODUCER OF NEW MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE

Australian Writer/Producer Stuart Scowcroft has teamed with leading martial Artist and film producer, Walt Missingham to develop a martial arts/action film.   The Movie ‘KILL ME IF YOU CAN’ has been written by Stuart Scowcroft who is also Executive Producer. The film is being produced by Global Entertainment Media it has a multimillion dollar budget [...]

Read More » | October 3, 2013 | Category: News

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RECORD YEAR OF SUCCESS FOR MAIA ACCREDITATION

MAIA President, Walt Missingham, has advised that 2012 has been the most successful year ever in terms of accreditation uptake. Its only September and we have conducted multiple courses in Sydney and Melbourne as well as Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Port Macquarie, Tamworth With many courses being fully booked out. Attendances of 50 to sixty instructors [...]

Read More » | November 5, 2012 | Category: News