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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 34 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 1137 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 18 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Scotland.

Supplement 18 to the Coronavirus Guidance  – Scotland 

Guidance on the new stay at home regulations that came into effect on 5 January 2021.

Stay at Home

To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, you must stay at home as much as possible.  By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose.

 

 

 

 

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OUTDOOR SPORT

Organised outdoor sport, competition, events and Physical Activity (PA)

Overview An outdoor sporting ‘field of play bubble’ can consist of a maximum of 30 people including coaches, officials and other support staff at any one time. Multiple bubbles, each with up to 30 people, can be used in training, competition or small-scale sporting events if all guidance is followed (200 max per day unless with exemption).  Scottish Government household number rules apply for exercise, sport and recreation.
Children & Young people (u18 years) Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Non-contact sport & PA permitted

Contact sport & PA prohibited

Exemptions available for professional /performance sport (ALL Levels)

Adults (18+ years) Non-contact sport & PA permitted

Contact sport & PA prohibited

INDOOR SPORT

Organised indoor sport, competition, events and Physical Activity (PA)

Overview The number of participants allowed to take part in organised indoor sport or physical activity should follow Scottish Government guidance on the opening of sport and leisure facilities and sport specific SGB Guidance.

‘Group’ activity refers to adults, from more than 2 households (6 members) who take part in organised sport or physical activity.  ‘Individual exercise’ refers to organised sport or physical activity within household rules i.e. 1:1 coaching.  For further information see definitions within this guidance.

Children & Young people (u18 years) Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Contact & non-contact sport & PA permitted Indoor sport & PA prohibited: 

Leisure Centres, gyms and other indoor sports facilities closed.

Exemptions available for professional /performance sport (ALL Levels)I

Adults (18+ years) Non-contact sport & PA permitted

Contact sport & PA prohibited

Non-contact sport & PA permitted

Contact sport & PA prohibited

Indoor individual exercise only

No contact or non-contact group activity

     
   
     
     
     
       
   
     
   

 

  • No group exercise classes for indoor gyms and sports courts,

  • No contact sports or training, except professional sports, indoor or outdoor

Currently, the BAB cannot recommend that Scottish Aikido clubs open. 

 

 

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