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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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Revised Supplement 13 to the Coronavirus Guidance – England – December 2020 New 3 Tier System Clarification

Revised Supplement 13 to the Coronavirus Guidance – England Dec 2020 3 Tier System Clarification

BAB Comment

We are currently unsure of the new requirements of the December 2020 version of the 3 Tiers in England and are awaiting guidance from Sport England. We will update and advise as soon as we know.  

This is the latest  Government COVID-19 Winter Plan which states that gyms will be open after the 2nd of December.

The 3 Tiers area’s as of the 2nd December local restriction tiers by area  here is what you are able to do in each tier from the 2nd of December  restriction in each tier

From this information accessed by the BAB COVID Officer but not yet confirmed by Sport England as the BAB Chairman has taken over talking to them, Also the government has not yet passed this through the house of commons vote.

Tier 1

Socially Distance Aikido following the BAB Guideline is acceptable ,use training pods of 15, But within the 15 split the pod into 6 or less people and do not mix the groups.

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Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes can continue to take place, if the rule of 6 is followed. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes, and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing.
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Tier 2

Socially Distance Aikido following the BAB Guideline is acceptable ,use training pods of 15, But within the 15 split the pod into 6 or less people and do not mix the groups.

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Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing
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Tier 3

Under 18 Aikido Classes socially distanced, use training pods of 15, But within the 15 split the pod into 6 or less people and do not mix the groups. 

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Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes CANNOT take place indoors. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s
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Further guidance can be found in the government’s guidance for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities

 

 

 

 

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