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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 36 currently Full Member Associations with 12 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 1224 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 12 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Wales Only Guidance

Supplement 12 applicable to Wales Only 

The BAB Covid-19 for Wales advised the following.

Following the lifting of the National Firebreak in Wales, Indoor Sports/Leisure activities have been allowed to resume from Monday 9th November 2020.  In order to comply to the new Welsh Government Covid – 19 regulations  they have implemented some changes which will also apply to Aikido Dojo’s  following a restricted Phased Return to training indoors. A summary is shown below: 

  • A maximum of 15 people will be allowed to attend indoor classes at any one time. 
  • All classes will need to be booked in advance. There will be limited capacity to accommodate all social distancing measures. 
  • All Club/Dojo hirers should contact their local leisure or community centre to discuss their individual club/Dojo needs. 
  • Social distancing measures will apply including queuing systems  together with a one way movement around facilities. The sanitising of facilities will take place between sessions to ensure participants/visitors safety. There is a preference for cashless entry where possible. Masks must be worn at all times when moving around the facilities but can be removed when exercising.  (In our Dojos I am recommending that masks be worn during activities) 
  • The limiting number of people gathering for outdoor sports are 30 people. 

Advise supplied the BAB Welsh COVID Office.

 

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