Christmas Break 2021

Best wishes to all of our members, athletes and officials, all of who worked together to get us through the year, we look forward to 2022!
Our Office will be closed from the 22nd of December and will reopen on the 26th of January.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Covid Safe Certification Tops 60,000

The MAIA Covid Safe Certification program has recently passed 60,000 enrollments. It  is the most successful Online
Education program ever released in Australia.  Walt Missingham, President MAIA, today noted: “As we enter our second year in dealing with the Covid Crisis, relevant and accessible information on how to teach safely in the current environment is vital, our course is providing an essential service to not just the martial arts industry but also to the broader sports coaching community – well done to all involved!”

Christmas Break 2020

Best wishes to all of our members, athletes and officials, all of who worked together to get us through this challenging year, we look forward to a better 2021!

Our Office will be closed from the 23rd of December and will reopen on the 27th of January.

Merry  Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Covid Safe School Certification Being Rolled Out in Canada

MAIA President Walt Missingham has today announced that the COVID SAFE MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM is being rolled out in Canada.

“I congratulate the Canadians in their professional and pro active response”

I can also reveal we are we are working with groups in USA, UK, Oceania, Malaysia and Greece who are also aligning with the initiative, it is gratifying that the good we are doing for our Industry in Australia is now being shared with our international colleagues”

www.covidsafemartialartsschools.com

MAIA Members Insurance – 3 Month Cover at No Charge

Many members have been enquiring about Insurance Renewals as Insurance is now, more than ever, important. The following Statement issued by MAIA President, Walt Missingham.

“I have reviewed the insurance situation and it is, for many of our members, an additional cost that they can do without at this very challenging time.

Accordingly I am today announcing that the MAIA will underwrite your insurance for this period and defer any payments to the next quarter at which point your insurance will need to be renewed for the 1 October 2020 ­ 1 July 2021”.

It means all MAIA members who hold insurance under the MAIA policy will be issued with insurance coverage from 1 July to 1 October without any payment at this time.

Covid Safe Schools Certification Tops 20,000 Instructors

MAIA President Walt Missingham has today congratulated the Martial Arts industry in collectively rising to the occasion in dealing with the Covid 19 Crisis and its impact on our industry.

“In less than 3 weeks we have had over 20,000 instructors successfully complete the certification process, it is a credit not just to the MAIA team who developed and released the program but to the thousands of instructors who have been able to respond in a non political way to the benefit of our industry – well done to all involved!”

Walt revealed that the Covid Safe Certification Program is only the first part of what the MAIA will be doing over the next 6 months. We have a comprehensive awareness campaign that centres around the single ‘Covid Safe School brand’.”

“Many instructors are focused on the date that they can return to teaching and this is, of course both reasonable and understandable, but this is not the only challenge we face. The far greater challenge is to deal with the very effective fear campaigns waged by both our governments  and our media.

The Covid Safe Martial Arts Schools initiative is designed not just to effectively educate instructors but also to give the general public confidence in returning to training with ‘Covid Safe’ Instructors.”

COVID SAFE MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION MAIA President, Walt Missingham, has today announced the rollout of the ‘Covid Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certification Program’

The program can be accessed here:

https://www.openlearning.com/courses/covid-safe-martial-arts-school/

It provides online training for any martial arts instructor.

It has been developed by the MAIA as a free service to our industry and provides a pathway via which any martial arts instructor can obtain the training needed for a safe a legal resumption of their classes.

Walt acknowledged the input of the certification development team:

“An essential and vital job for our industry completed in record time – well done to the team Sam Sujatna, Fred Ong, Kevin Blundell, Fari Salievski, John Bedwany and Joel Rheinberger.”

MAIA Accreditation Intakes Suspended

MAIA President, Walt Missingham, has today ordered the suspension of all MAIA Accreditation Intakes until the 1 June 2020 at which time the Covid 19 situation will be reassessed.

The MAIA will reschedule accreditation intakes that were to have occurred in the first half of this year once it is safe to do so.

Special arrangements have been made to extend the period in which reaccreditation can occur so that no one is disadvantaged.

The MAIA are still processing accreditation submissions People doing updates should still lodge them People who have commenced level one courses will have the time to lodge the required documentation extended by the time that our countries shutdown goes for. For example if your 12 month lodgement time was up in March of this year you will have one month, after shutdown stops, to lodge your materials.

All other accreditation requirements/conditions will remain.

COVID-19 updates

During this crisis MAIA members are receiving regular Bulletins but is important to realise that the situation moves quickly. Please click here to get the latest information from the Government/Health Department website.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?utm_source=health.gov.au&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=digital_transformation&utm_content=health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov