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NZ martial artists come of age

10 July 2005

NZ martial artists come of age

For the first time ever, the NZ martial arts industry has an umbrella organization to meet all practitioners’ needs.

From self-regulation to information on child safety, the various national organizations now have an unbiased network to support their efforts.

Traditionally martial arts stayed separate from sports and competed against other martial arts in the community.

The separation meant martial artists were left on their own to seek out information and support they needed.

This isolation ends with the upcoming Inaugural Conference of the Martial Arts Industry Assembly.

The MAiA offers support and accreditation for practitioners of any martial art who wish to pursue best practice.

Coaching qualifications from other sports can cross credit toward an MAiA certificate.

The MAiA Inaugural Conference is open to all martial artists, at the Plimmer Towers Copthorne Hotel, 30,31 July.

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