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Martial Arts (Training) Travel Insurance

Martial Arts is the general name for a wide variety of combat sports. These sports are practiced for many different reasons and with various purposes. Martial arts can be practiced for mental, spiritual and physical growth, but also for self defense, entertainment and competition. The name Martial Arts comes from Latin and refers to Mars, the Roman god of war arts of…

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Martial Arts is the general name for a wide variety of combat sports. These sports are practiced for many different reasons and with various purposes. Martial arts can be practiced for mental, spiritual and physical growth, but also for self defense, entertainment and competition. The name Martial Arts comes from Latin and refers to Mars, the Roman god of war arts of Mars. That name is a bit misleading, though, because many Martial Arts are and were never actually used in warfare or in battle.

Please Note: This policy does not cover you for Martial Arts in an Amateur Competition. If you require a quote for this, please visit our page Martial Arts (Amateur Competition) Travel Insurance.

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

History of Martial Arts

The name Martial Arts comes from Latin and refers to Mars, the Roman god of war arts of Mars. That name is a bit misleading, though, because many Martial Arts are and were never actually used in warfare or in battle.

Nowadays, Martial Arts is often synonymous with East Asian fighting sports. The history of Martial Arts, however, covers the entire world and spans many thousands of years. Depictions from Ancient Egypt dating as far back as 3400 BC show some kind of combat. And archaeological evidence from places as far apart as Babylonia and Vietnam proves that combat and struggles with swords, sticks and spears took place in ancient times as well. Chinese Martial Arts came into existence some 4,000 years ago.

The earliest forms of Martial Arts in Europe date from Ancient Greece, where boxing and wrestling were some of the earliest Olympic Games. In Ancient Rome, Gladiators used Martial Arts to make it out of the Colosseum alive. Martial Arts developed and evolved all over Asia and Europe, from Samurai Sword Fighting and Indian Combat Arts in Asia to Medieval Swordsmanship in Europe.

Modern Martial Arts evolved from already existing combat systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is when popular Martial Arts such as Judo, Kendo, Karate, Jujutsu and Muay Thai got their current rules and regulations. Boxing, Fencing and Wrestling became official sports in Europe. Later in the 1900s, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira were invented.

Martial Arts are considered to be excellent sports for physical, mental and spiritual development because they often require both physical and mental training. As physical fitness improves, mental health usually gets better as well and there is always a strong focus on concentration, determination, self esteem and self-control. Although some Martial Arts schools focus on mental well being and physical fitness and have eliminated the competitive aspect of the sports, there are still many Martial Arts that are executed competitively.

If you are a Martial Artist and are travelling to compete in a Martial Arts Amateur Competition, no matter in which discipline, you are strongly encouraged to get Travel Insurance. They are Combat and Contact Sports, after all, and there is always a chance of sustaining an injury.

Common Injuries

A very physically demanding activity, Martial Arts is essentially one on one combat. This makes it a potentially dangerous sport as well. Again, if you plan to compete in whichever kind of Martial Arts, make sure that you are properly insured, just in case you get injured and need medical attention.

Martial Arts Equipment

The wide variety in Martial Arts makes that equipment is extremely varied as well. Almost all competitive Martial Arts require some kind of protective wear, especially the sparring sports such as Boxing, Muay Thai and Kick Boxing. This protective gear includes gloves and headwear. Other Martial Arts may require other specialised equipment such as swords and other weapons, and specific clothing.

Martial Arts training also demands some equipment. Getting in proper physical shape is done with free weights, skipping ropes, punch bags, breaking boards, wooden dummies and so on.

Important Information

You must ensure that you do not participate in Martial Arts (Training) for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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