The Association was officially formed in 1995 to cater for practising martial artists and to provide a single body to regulate competition and insurance requirements across the recognised martial disciplines. The six ‘main’ competitive disciplines currently recognised by the (Combined Services) Sports Control Board are:
- Taekwondo (International Taekwondo Federation).
- Taekwondo (World Taekwondo).
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The Association also caters for various other martial arts, such as Kung Fu, but either through a lack of participative members, insufficient competitive activity or absence of Service integration, these are not currently considered ‘main’ disciplines. For the purposes of administration the constituent groups that the Association represents are organised as follows:
- Korean Martial Arts Section.
- Chinese Martial Arts Section.
- Japanese Martial Arts Section.