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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.

BAB Officers and Executive Members
Keith Holland British Aikido Board

BAB Chairman

BAB Chairman - Keith Holland FCIS, F.Inst AM(Adv Dip) I initially practiced Judo for 7 yrs, studying under Sensei Masutaro Otani 7th Dan, until a serious back injury curtailed further…

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Steve Billett British Aikido Board

BAB Webmaster

BAB Webmaster and Executive Member - Stephen Billett FIAP 6th Dan Born in 1955, Steve found his first martial art 'Judo' during his 16th year. His first contest was within…

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Leslie Cuthbert British Aikido Board

BAB Vice Chairman, Legal & Governance Officer

Leslie Cuthbert - Vice-Chairman and Legal and Corporate Governance Officer Leslie started practising Aikido under Senseis Haydn Foster and Ron Russell at The Hut dojo in 1990 whilst studying law…

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Vincent Sumpter British Aikido Board

BAB Insurance Officer

BAB Insurance Officer - Vincent Sumpter insuranceofficer@bab.org.uk Born in 1943, Vincent started his aikido in 1974 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo Japan, under the instruction of Shihan Seijiro Masuda (8th…

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Shirley Timms British Aikido Board

BAB Secretary to the Board

Secretary to the British Aikido Board - Shirley Timms Shirley Timms I was first introduced to Aikido in 1967 when my late husband, David Timms started practising with the then…

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Piers Cooke British Aikido Board

BAB Finance Officer

BAB Finance Officer - Piers Cooke Piers Cooke started practicing Ki Aikido under Sensei Ken Williams in 1982, left Sensei Williams in 1999 to start the Aikido for Daily Life…

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Frank BurlingHam British Aikido Board

BAB Coaching Development Officer

Frank Burlingham - BAB Coaching Development Officer 6th Dan Aikikai Zen Ten / 5th Dan Hombu (United Kingdom Aikikai) Frank Burlingham is the Principle of Aikikai Zen Ten and Chief…

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Bob Saloway British Aikido Board

BAB Coaching Administration Officer

Bob Salloway - BAB Coaching Administration Officer I started Aikido around 1981. My then girlfriend was training regularly and I would collect her at the end of the evening. I…

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Terence Bayliss British Aikido Board

BAB Membership Officer

Terence Bayliss - Member's Sub Committee Chairman Terence Dion Bayliss has been teaching Aikido for well over 35 years both in the United Kingdom and many overseas countries. In 2003…

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Geoff Aisbitt British Aikido Board

BAB Lead Safeguarding Officer

Geoff Aisbitt - BAB Lead Safeguarding Officer I started my Aikido career back in 1988 with the Aikido Union England, and moved associations to the Kobukan Aikido Association in 1991…

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