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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 20 to the Coronavirus Guidance – England – Information from Sport England

Latest information as of Monday 8th March 2021

 Aikido Classes ( Including Under 18’s)
Currently Indoor and Outdoor group exercise classes like Aikido STILL CANNOT take place.

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Steve Billett has been in constant touch with SportEngland and the DCMS concerning our ‘Return to the Dojo’ submittal.

We have been advised that currently the Combat Sport Framework of which Aikido is included has the following minimum time scales.

• From the 8th March – connected to the DfE guidance and SportEngland soon to be released FAQs, schools can deliver curricular / extra-curricular activities (using clubs and external coaches that align to the DfE guidance) however for combat sports, this will be socially distance activities.

• From 29th March – outdoor organised sport and outdoor facilities can open – and we are awaiting cabinet office clarity on what this means for the Combat Sport Framework and what can be done outdoors and what phase this will align to.
We are asking if this means we can train in a park and is it limited to a group of 6 socially distance.

• Step 2 (no earlier than 12th April) – Indoor facilities can open for individual use / household only , All children activities can restart indoors (but we are awaiting what this means for the combat sport framework, and what phase this will align to)

• Step 3 (no earlier than 17th May) – Organised indoor adult sport can restart (awaiting what this means for the combat sport framework, and what phase this will align to)

As soon as we have more information it will be posted here.

 

 

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