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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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Supplement 7 To The Coronavirus Guidance – England – 3 Tier System

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 new scheme, local areas will be placed in one of three tiers;
Tier 1 (Medium),
Tier 2 (High)
Tier 3 (Very High).
The new system of restrictions will come into force from Wednesday 14 October. 

Tier 1 areas will be subject to the current national restriction measures such as the ‘rule of six’.
Therefore follow our current guidance and use training pods of 15, But within the 15 split the pod into 6 or less people and do not mix the groups.

Tier 2 will see additional restrictions, such as a ban on households mixing indoors.
Follow our current guidance and use training pods of 15, But within the 15 split the pod into 6  or less people and do not mix the groups.
We are awaiting guidance from the government but our standard guidance using social distancing should cover us. 

The government confirmed that in Tier 3 areas a baseline of restrictions will include a complete ban on households mixing and the closure of pubs and bars.
In addition to the baseline measures, gyms and leisure centres within the Liverpool City Region will have to close.

Which will mean Aikido clubs must close again, while an area is in Tier 3 rules.

General Note:

  • From 24 September 2020 organised indoor activities, such as Martial Arts clubs, can continue to take place with more than six people, provided individual groups of six do not mix.
    For further information about how the latest changes impact indoor activity, please see the FAQs on the Sport England website.
  • All sport, physical activity and exercise classes for under 18s, indoors and outdoors, are permitted to continue where a risk assessment has been carried out.

The BAB has been in contact with Sport England and the Sport and Recreation Alliance for clarification.
We will provide further information on what this new system means for the sport and recreation sector including Aikido once it is made available.

 

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