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2007/06/07 20:12:13 (permalink)

Insurance for instruction (for a mate)...

I have a friend who's been training in MMA for years and qualified in several different fields with self-protection. He is looking to set up classes legitimately, for the last few years he has instructed privately with friends and work mates without insurance. Since now he wants to offer legitimate classes in a legitimate location he requires insurance.

Can someone body please provide any links on whats the best place to go for etc?

Thanks very much!
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    mart77
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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/07 20:22:52 (permalink)
    back of martial arts magazines have loads mate, dont know any off the top of my head though.
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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/07 21:39:00 (permalink)
    Check out instructor membership of the BNMAA (british national martial arts association).

    This includes insurance cover, provided by Sportscover UK I believe (which is in turn underwritten by lloyds of london if I recall correctly).

    I think Sportscover also has a website where you can get an online quote.

    Alternatively as said, looking thru the martial arts mags would be a good place to start, but if you do this just be sure that any company you choose is underwritten by a known insurer and registered with the FSA and all that crap.

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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/08 02:17:29 (permalink)
    He'll need to have professional indemnity to prevent getting sued. Should cost around £60/year plus he and his students will also need individual licences for personal insurance. You'll have to state specifically what you are training in and may only get cover for classes/teaching as cover for MMA competition is virtually impossible to get. I've tried most insurance companies and they usually ask for the rules sheet, take one look and say no way. If you do find anyone that covers MMA comps at semi pro and pro rules please let me know!
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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/08 12:49:08 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Sherlock

    He'll need to have professional indemnity to prevent getting sued. Should cost around £60/year plus he and his students will also need individual licences for personal insurance. You'll have to state specifically what you are training in and may only get cover for classes/teaching as cover for MMA competition is virtually impossible to get. I've tried most insurance companies and they usually ask for the rules sheet, take one look and say no way. If you do find anyone that covers MMA comps at semi pro and pro rules please let me know!


    Ok mate thanks for that. The students will be insured under the premises apparently. What body do you use as insurance mate?
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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/08 14:37:40 (permalink)
    I use the British Combat Association for my insurance. They've given me full coverage, plus professional indemnity up to £5m (excluding USA and Canada). It wasn't that expensive either, about £100 a year for total group cover.
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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/11 10:21:21 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Big_Ad


    ORIGINAL: Sherlock

    He'll need to have professional indemnity to prevent getting sued. Should cost around £60/year plus he and his students will also need individual licences for personal insurance. You'll have to state specifically what you are training in and may only get cover for classes/teaching as cover for MMA competition is virtually impossible to get. I've tried most insurance companies and they usually ask for the rules sheet, take one look and say no way. If you do find anyone that covers MMA comps at semi pro and pro rules please let me know!


    Ok mate thanks for that. The students will be insured under the premises apparently. What body do you use as insurance mate?


    I'm with FORMA UK for our insurance as others wouldn't cover us for grappling, striking and weapons. I'd check into the building insurance as this is usually only Public Liability cover which will cover you should they trip or fall in the building but not for injuries if they are partaking in martial arts training as this is classed as high risk. If they aren't covered they can then sue the coach for training them without providing adequate cover.
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    RE: Insurance for instruction (for a mate)... 2007/06/11 21:19:33 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Sherlock


    ORIGINAL: Big_Ad


    ORIGINAL: Sherlock

    He'll need to have professional indemnity to prevent getting sued. Should cost around £60/year plus he and his students will also need individual licences for personal insurance. You'll have to state specifically what you are training in and may only get cover for classes/teaching as cover for MMA competition is virtually impossible to get. I've tried most insurance companies and they usually ask for the rules sheet, take one look and say no way. If you do find anyone that covers MMA comps at semi pro and pro rules please let me know!


    Ok mate thanks for that. The students will be insured under the premises apparently. What body do you use as insurance mate?


    I'm with FORMA UK for our insurance as others wouldn't cover us for grappling, striking and weapons. I'd check into the building insurance as this is usually only Public Liability cover which will cover you should they trip or fall in the building but not for injuries if they are partaking in martial arts training as this is classed as high risk. If they aren't covered they can then sue the coach for training them without providing adequate cover.



    Yeah, I forgot to mention stuff like that. My insurance covers not only me, but my students, but we usually get the students to sign up themselves as well (£20 a year I think).

    P.S. Sherlock, has a quick look at your site and I'm impressed at the club.
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