The British Aikido Board seeks to:-
- Represent the majority of bona fide organisations practicing
aikido in the United Kingdom
- Support, encourage and promote the highest standards of
aikido within an environment of mutual respect for differing
- Raise awareness of the value of aikido not only as a
contributor towards healthy living, but also in the development
of adults, young people and children, without regard to race,
gender or creed
The British Aikido Board operates primarily through its member
Associations. There are currently 34 Full Member Associations, 3
Associate Members and 2 Probationary Member(s) of regional and
national status, who each retain their independence, both
technically and financially, with a combined membership of some
The Board is recognised by Sport England, as the only governing body
for aikido in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Central
Council of Physical Recreation
The Board seeks to further the advancement of all styles of aikido
and to establish and monitor standards of safety and behaviour for
practitioners of aikido.
The Board advises member Associations on all relevant UK and
European legislation and procedures and develops appropriate
policies and codes of practice.
Other services provided include:-
- Insurance cover, for members, instructors and Associations.
- Promotion of a Nationally recognised Coaching Scheme, which
is currently being developed to standards for NVQ's
- Organising National Course(s)
- Promoting Club Mark registration
- Supporting initiatives to encourage the teaching of Aikido
- Publishing Newsletters and specialist information bulletins e.g.
The Board has already completed a number of initiatives, arising
from the work of their major Governance Audit and through the
adoption of a wide range of recommendations, contained in their
Aikido Development Plan ( which can be viewed on the website) will
support their key objective of encouraging all Aikido groups to join
together under this “Aikido umbrella”.