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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 27 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Wales Only Guidance

Supplement 27 applicable to Wales Only

The BAB Covid-19 Officer for Wales advised the following.

The Welsh Government have issued a written statement, and there is a improving coronavirus situation in Wales dates for the return of sport have been brought forward.

As we understand
• Outdoor Group activity for up to 30 adults can restart from the 26 April, where it had previously been the 3 May.
• Indoor sporting facilities, including gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools will be able to reopen on the 3 May for individual activity, previously the 10th May.
• Gatherings of up to 15 indoors for exercise classes etc will return on the 17th May, as previously planned.
This is excellent news for the sector and we welcome the Welsh Government’s movement to bring forward the easing of restrictions as much as possible given the improving picture, and that in doing so they have sought to prioritise sport and exercise.

Further information is available in a written statement on the Welsh Government website : https://gov.wales/covid-19-restriction-relaxations-wales-brought-forward

The statement is available in Welsh here : https://llyw.cymru/llacio-cyfyngiadau-covid-19-yng-nghymru-yn-gynt?_ga=2.224386706.887672526.1617916252-1247451635.1607529756

Advise supplied the BAB Welsh COVID Office.

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