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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 1204 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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BAB Aikido Insurance Suspended

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 until clubs are able to re-open.

Accordingly membership returns for MARCH onwards are NOT required, including venues insurance, association fees and club registration fees.

For those individual members and instructors whose membership expires on a renewal date later that APRIL, they will be allowed to carry over any portion of BAB membership (including insurance) not used, up to the date that we are able to resume business, e.g. a person with a normal renewal date of say 1st June would get 2 months (April/May) added to their renewal date when business resumes.

If any clubs have had accidents or incidents in the current month (MARCH) that should be reported to the Insurance Liaison Officer – ilo@bab.org – then these must be reported to him by email –  ilo@bab.org  – before the end of this month as a claim made in April or later, for an accident./incident before 1st April will be invalid as the terms of our current insurance are on a “claims made”  basis, that is the date the claim is made.

Please do not hesitate to contact the BAB Secretary babsecretary@bab.org.uk, or the Chairman babchairman@bab.org.uk, if you have any concerns.  Meanwhile it is hoped that you all stay well and clear of this COVID-19 virus, and we look forward to when we can all resume Aikido as a BAB family.

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