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Martial Arts Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Take part in a regular martial arts activity that’s recognised by your sports council for at least six months. Show how you’ve improved by at
    least one level over that period.
  2. Take part in a competition or demonstration and talk about your performance with an instructor.

Top tips

Young people can earn this badge by taking part in aikido, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, sombo, taekwondo, tang soo do or wrestling.

Here are the national sports councils, where you can find more recognised martial arts:

Sport England sportengland.org

Sport Scotland sportscotland.org.uk

Sport Wales sportwales.org.uk

Sport Northern Ireland sportni.net



Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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