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Martial Arts

Martial arts encompass a variety of sports or skills, mainly of Japanese origin, that originated as forms of self-defense or attack.

Who is it suitable for?
Each martial art will have its own minimum ages, it is recommended to speak with your local provider to establish what would work best for your section.

Additional Information
This activity is best provided by the experts through existing clubs, use local contacts and directories to find your local providers.

Badge Links
Cubs Martial Arts Activity Badge
Scouts Martial Arts Activity Badge
Explorers Physical Recreation Activity Badge

How to run/provide martial arts

There are 2 ways of running Martial Arts in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running martial arts yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running martial arts using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Bodies for martial arts are:

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