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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 33 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 1105 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 35 to the Coronavirus Guidance – Wales Only Guidance

Supplement 35 applicable to Wales Only

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

Following the First Minister’s announcement from Saturday 7th August 2021 Wales will move to full Alert Level 0.

This means that most current legal restrictions will move into guidance, there remain some specific legal protections listed below:
• Everyone must continue to isolate for 10 days if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have a positive test result.
• Face coverings will continue to be required in most indoor public places in Wales, including on public transport, in shops and in healthcare settings. There will be exemptions for people who cannot wear them, as there are currently. Guidance notes this requirement to continue wearing masks indoors includes gyms and leisure centres outside of exercise.
• All those responsible for premises open to the public and workplaces must carry out a Covid risk assessment and continue to take reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus. Reasonable measures are defined by each premises in their risk assessment, and guidance is available below.
Guidance for the public, employers and FAQs are available here: https://gov.wales/covid-19-alert-levels

The regulations have been updated and are available here: https://gov.wales/health-protection-coronavirus-restrictions-no-5-wales-regulations-2020-amended

Aikido dojo’s (Wales) summary of recommendations and guidance having moved to level 0

Risk assessments are required to demonstrate that adequate measures have been taken to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, but there is no legal reason full contact cannot resume. Advice around taking details for test and trace, ensuring sick people don’t train, enhanced hygiene etc are all measures you may wish to consider in your risk assessment and additional control measures identified in the risk assessment process.

Advise supplied the BAB Welsh COVID Officer.

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