The Society of Martial Arts (SMA) was the first ever¬†educational, professional body in the world that granted academic graduateship/degree/fellowship qualifications in martial arts. It was established in 1993 with a view to provide the much needed recognition for martial arts’ practitioners in an academic and professional environment. To date, those who graduated from these programs in martial arts went on to earn higher degrees, including doctorates, and are widely known and established experts in their relevant disciplines.


SMA is devoted to the maintenance of high standards within the martial arts arena and the promotion of martial arts as an academic and professional discipline.