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The Business of Martial Arts => Legal Issues => Topic started by: Chief Instructor on January 28, 2004, 09:59:48 AM

Title: Insurance
Post by: Chief Instructor on January 28, 2004, 09:59:48 AM
Gints wrote: "Do you have experience with insurance companies that cover training clubs and single day events for martial arts?  Have you ever heard of these companies actually paying a claim?"

Please response if you have any information. -Andrew
Title: Re:Insurance
Post by: Chief Instructor on February 11, 2004, 06:49:35 PM
Hi Folks, I found a post by Sifu Tyrrell on liability insurance from July 2003 and thought it might help. Here's part of it:

"Markel Insurance is my current carrier.  Pretty easy going on the wallet in most cases.  They did just make it tougher for our full contact sparring - regardless of the gear.  For regular point fighting they require head gear, mouth guard, and groin protection.  There is limited contact areas, but are they let you play.  They ask your style, facility (sq footage as well as mat/no mat,) and use of weapons."
Title: Re:Insurance
Post by: Gints Klimanis on February 12, 2004, 01:52:44 AM
Andrew,

Thank you for finding me this information.  I'm primarily looking for a martial arts insurance carrier that will also cover weapons sparring.

Gints
Title: Re: Insurance
Post by: Chief Instructor on September 14, 2005, 05:42:16 PM
Hi folks,

We're still looking for information about liability insurance for martial arts schools. Please add your experiences.

Thanks,
Andrew
Title: Re: Insurance
Post by: dastars on September 14, 2005, 06:11:14 PM
I don't have any experience personally, but I culled this information from a BJJ forum I frequent (Jiujitsu Gear):

http://www.fdean.com/martial_arts_insurance.html
Midland Insurance Group,(630) 778-7770
http://www.igomag.com/
http://www.grizzlyinsurance.com/agency.htm
Title: Re: Insurance
Post by: John Bishop on September 14, 2005, 09:18:25 PM
A lot of Kajukenbo schools use:  www.karateinsurance.com   They seem to have good coverage for a reasonable price.  They also list the schools who use them on their website, you'll probably recognize some of the school.
Title: Re: Insurance
Post by: slowkick on October 02, 2006, 11:40:34 PM
A lot of Kajukenbo schools use:  www.karateinsurance.com   They seem to have good coverage for a reasonable price.  They also list the schools who use them on their website, you'll probably recognize some of the school.

Mr. Bishop,  Please forgive me for not addressing you by proper title, but I'm tired and my eyes are burning.  I looking for insurance for an association I'm assisting with starting and came across karateinsurance.com.  I notice you mentioned them in Sept 2005 and would like to know if still recommend them.

Thanks for your time sir
Title: Re: Insurance
Post by: John Bishop on October 03, 2006, 12:35:45 AM
A lot of Kajukenbo schools use:  www.karateinsurance.com   They seem to have good coverage for a reasonable price.  They also list the schools who use them on their website, you'll probably recognize some of the school.

Mr. Bishop,  Please forgive me for not addressing you by proper title, but I'm tired and my eyes are burning.  I looking for insurance for an association I'm assisting with starting and came across karateinsurance.com.  I notice you mentioned them in Sept 2005 and would like to know if still recommend them.

Thanks for your time sir


I still do, but I've never had to file a claim, so I can't comment on their service.  Maybe someone else here can. 
They do have a very long list of referances, with a lot of Kajukenbo schools on the list.
Title: Re: Insurance
Post by: slowkick on October 03, 2006, 12:51:54 AM
Thank you sir for your prompt response.  You recommendation holds alot of weight in my opinion and I greatly appreciate your time.

Regards
Sifu Anthony