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British Aikido Board


The National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
Aikido is a martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, that focuses on harmonising with your opponent, it can be practiced as a sport, self defence and an art using hand to hand and japanese weapons.

Welcome to the British Aikido Board

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 offering styles practiced.
  • 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 35 currently Full Member Associations with 11 Associate and Probationary Member Associations of regional and national status, who each retain their independence, both technically and financially, with a combined membership of some 5,000 , which includes 1222 instructors holding current Coaching Awards.

The Board is recognised by Sport England , as the only governing body for aikido in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

 

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 in conjunction with UK Coaching / Sport England.
•  Organising a National Courses.
•  Supporting initiatives to encourage the teaching of Aikido in schools.
•  Publishing Newsletters and specialist information bulletins eg. Safeguarding and Coaching.

The Board has 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 will support their key objective of encouraging all Aikido groups to join together under this “Aikido umbrella”.

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British Aikido Board


The National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
Aikido is a martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, that focuses on harmonising with your opponent, it can be practiced as a sport, self defence and an art using hand to hand and japanese weapons.

British Aikido Board COVID-19 Hub

Supplement 8 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Northern Ireland

Supplement 8 to the Coronavirus Guidance - Northern Ireland  From Friday 16th October 2020, no indoor sport or organised contact sport involving mixing of households will take place, other than at elite level. The restrictions will be in place for…

Supplement 7 to the Coronavirus Guidance – England – 3 Tier System

Supplement 7 to the Coronavirus Guidance - England 3 Tier System (revised 22:08 14th October) On 12 October the Prime Minister announced a new system of COVID-19 restrictions to replace the existing local lockdown measures in individual areas. Under the…

Supplement 6 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Scotland (Revised 9th Oct) .

Supplement 6 to the Coronavirus Guidance  - Scotland ( revised 9th October 2020) Scotland is gearing up for strict lockdown measures coming into force 8th October 2020 with rules around exercise have changed. Central belt area focusing on five health…

Supplement 5 to the Coronavirus Guidance – NHS QR Code for Track and Trace App

Supplement 5 to the Coronavirus Guidance - NHS QR Code for Track and Trace App It is recommended that each club creates a QR Code for your own Aikido Venue and ask your members to check-in at each training session,…

Coronavirus Guidance – Update 23rd September 2020

Coronavirus Guidance  - Update 23rd September 2020 - REVISED 16:36 Thursday 24th September 2020 The latest information the BAB currently has is from emails received from Sport England to the Recreational Combat Martial Arts Group that we are a part of:…

Supplement 4 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Wales Only Guidance

Supplement 4 applicable to Wales Only  The BAB attended a Sport Wales Covid-19 Meeting and the follows notes are added here to remind our BAB Memebers training in Wales. There was a reminder that members should not cross local lockdown…

Coronavirus Guidance – Update 10th September 2020 – Revised 11th Sept for clarity

Coronavirus Guidance  - Update 10th September 2020  We have received the following information from the Sport and Recreation Alliance Following the recent announcement from government on reduction of group sizes in social circles, the Sport and Recreation Alliance has been…

Supplement 3 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Infra-red Thermometers

Supplement 3 to the Coronavirus Guidance  - False information concerning the use of Infra-red Thermometers It has been suggested on the internet that the use of Infra-red Thermometers is dangerous and as the BAB has recommended there use in our…

Supplement 2 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Scotland.

Supplement 2 to the Coronavirus Guidance  - Scotland It is worth noting that schools return without social distancing in september and Scotland has set a date of 14th September for the return to contact sport (see p10 of this document).…

Supplement 1 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Mat Area.

Supplement 1 to the Coronavirus Guidance  - Mat Area Pods A pod is a group of people who are training together including the coach, also spectators, parents, carers; if they are in the dojo and within 2 meters of the…

COVID-19 Files for use.

We have made available the forms that you need to complete in word format and separated the other files into smaller pdf's in case you wish to send only a few to your members BAB Document and Image Download Area…

Return to (Social Distance) Aikido as of 15th August 2020

To All Members, Clubs, Associations We all know this is an extraordinary time in history. In one of the oldest democracy's in the world the government has restricted our right to travel, to go to work, to exercise, to enjoy…

Coronavirus Update for Aikidoka 31st July 2020

To: All BAB Members Following the Government announcement of the re-opening of Sports Centres, in England, on 25th July, and initial advice that non contact training could then be resumed, Guidelines were finalised to support the re-opening of BAB Clubs.…

Coronavirus Update for Aikidoka 16th July 2020

To: All BAB Members I am sure we have all welcomed the government announcement of the re-opening of sports centres etc and the suggestion that contact sports might resume. However, following Sport England clarification, I have regrettably to confirm that…

Coronavirus Update for Aikidoka 8th July 2020

To: All BAB Members Cov-id 19 I know members will be frustrated that, whilst many other sports are resuming training there is no such opportunity for Aikidoka. Also we see different standards required in other parts of the world with…

Coronavirus Update for Aikidoka 28th May 2020

Coronavirus Update for Aikidoka Recent Government announcements have indicated a move towards allowing elite sports, including contact sports, to resume training under strict protocols, which include the medical supervision of sessions. Whilst it is encouraging that such guidelines are being…

News from the BAB Chairman May 2020

News from the BAB Chairman May 2020         1. Coronavirus.Well we have seen the first signs of life for sport in the UK following the Governments easing of restrictions on a range of outdoor activities, albeit with…

ClubMatters

To help clubs/organisations in the face of coronavirus, #ClubMatters have developed some helpful new resources. Topics include connecting with members at home and running virtual meetings – keep an eye on this page as more is released! https://learn.sportenglandclubmatters.com/course/view.php?id=71

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund April 2020 Dear Fellow Aikidoka We are aware that many Clubs will be adversely affected by having to close down, at least temporarily, due to the coronavirus and some will experience significant financial hardship.…

BAB Aikido Insurance Suspended

BAB Aikido Insurance Suspended until further notice With regard to the current tiresome Coronavirus epidemic, and in view of the requirement for all clubs to be closed, we have now cancelled all BAB insurance cover, which will not be re-instated…

Letter from the BAB Chairman

Letter from the BAB Chairman March 2020 Dear Fellow Aikidoka The current coronavirus outbreak is posing a major threat to Aikido in the UK, with many clubs being forced to temporarily close their dojos and some even facing permanent closure…

Insurance during COVID-19

Message from our insurance brokers, for those who are continuing to teach aikido. From: Michael Cashmore <Michael.Cashmore@endsleigh.co.uk> Subject: RE: Conona virus and insurance …. Corona Virus / Covid 19. Liability insurance protects you if claims are made that as a…

Age of Coronavirus: A Time for Leadership and Unity

I have been asked by the BAB Chairman to added this Aikido Journal article to the website.  Aikido Journal

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