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Welcome to Institute for Chinese Martial Arts

The Institute for Chinese Martial Arts (ICMA), formally the Chinese Kuoshu Institute (CKI), is a non-political, non-profit making and voluntary organisation. The CKI was formally constituted in the United Kingdom in 27 May 1990, as an organisation to promote Chinese martial arts with a particular interest in the practice of Chinese Kuoshu also known as Guoshu or Traditional Wushu and more popularly known as 'Kung Fu'. This includes Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) and Nei Jia (Chinese Internal Arts eg Taiji Quan). The ICMA member schools maintain a traditional Chinese martial arts programme to develop higher aspiration, discipline and respect. The ICMA ethos is built on the principles of virtue, humility, wisdom and martial arts.

ICMA Services

The ICMA implements child protection policy, develops safer recruitment practice and enhances coaching standards with a view to professionalising martial arts instruction, in the Unitied Kingdom and partner organisations in the Republic of Ireland.

The ICMA services include:

• Provision of traditional Chinese martial arts tuition and assessments;

• Governance, policy and procedures adminitrative support for member associations;

• Selection for Team GB for Chinese Kuoshu and Chinese Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling);

• Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and identity validation for Chinese martial arts coaches; and
• Training courses to develop an understanding of child protection and safer recruitment practice for Chinese martial arts coaches.

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