The original MAUL, Martial Arts Uniting Ladies, was created to combat the lack of women in martial arts. In a bid to unite local high-ranking female martial artists as part of the first MAUL black-belt club, a wider-reaching Martial Arts Uniting Lives Consortium was born.
We now aim bigger in order to promote diversity in martial arts. This Consortium aims to build a community of similar-minded instructors teaching a variety of martial arts. Our clubs are currently based in Cambridge and New York, and a MAUL-TKD club in Saudi Arabia is currently in the works!
The MAULives Consortium is run by club instructors who are devoted to promoting access and diversity in martial arts. This is demonstrated through small-group or targeted training of martial minorities, such as the original MAUL women’s classes or the work with EMMAUS (charity to end homelessness) to recruit students. MAUL aims to expand its support to other under-served groups in the future. This commitment to diversity in martial arts is further demonstrated by the visibility of such minorities at the top – the current MAULives clubs are each run by women.
As part of the Consortium, the MAULives instructors support each other through sharing martial arts training; providing organisational assistance; running seminars for each other’s clubs; and, of course, participating on grading panels.
We invite current or would-be instructors that feel they share the ethos presented here to come teach us, train with us if they want some more practice time in our unique environments, and most of all link with us in the expanding this Consortium.
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Instructors Wendi, Susana, & Hanane