Covid-19 and the result of government lockdowns and restrictions continues to impact people’s lives and their ability to train. In some countries these restrictions have been relaxed and training is returning to some normalcy.
This being said the CMAA family continues to grow with club representation in 5 countries and growing. The executive leadership team and other committee members continue to work hard for the wider CMAA membership. Although the opportunity to host competitions this year has not been possible, a great deal of work has been done on the review of the judging and referee accreditation program. The program is being enhanced to enable instruction to be given online with digital tools being used in the assessment process. Further, the review process for already accredited judges and referees will be implemented by the first half of next year.
Several member clubs will be conducting grading’s and promotions with the first being held in late December 2020 at the CMAA Bunbury Eskrima Club in Western Australia. Further grading’s are scheduled in Indonesia in the first half of 2021.
I would like to express my appreciation to all the instructors who continue to support their students in the promotion of our combative, functional and realistic system. To all those CMAA members in law enforcement and the military, we remain committed to training you to be prepared for the operational roles that you undertake, stay safe.
To our civilian members we equally strive to ensure that you receive the best training possible that is realistic and empowers our students and instilling confidence.
My sincere regards to everyone and wish you all the best in these times during the pandemic and its management. Stay motivated in your training and all the best to you and your families until next we meet.
All the Best,
Executive Leadership Team
Combined Martial Arts Academy