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The National Association of Karate and Martial Art Schools (NAKMAS) voice concerns over potentially inadequate insurance provision for clubs and organisations.

Chair, Joe Ellis, said ‘children and adults may be at risk, as many clubs choose to teach without appropriate and necessary insurance protection. We at NAKMAS are urging these clubs to seek membership’.

NAKMAS offers an extensive range of insurances, automatically provided with membership, which cover everyone from volunteers and coaches to the youngest student. Benefits of the membership package include free teacher/coach professional indemnity insurance at £10 million (worldwide cover), free contents insurance at £5,000, and free dental cover for all members.

Sport England advise clubs ‘to check on the extent to which you may need to obtain adequate insurance to cover members, in event of inevitable risks… and that having health and safety processes and regular risk...

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