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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 35 currently Full Member Associations with 11 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 1222 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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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

BAB Chairman

BAB Chairman - Piers Cooke Piers started training in 1981/2 and for 17 years or so practiced under Sensei Ken Williams of The Ki Federation of GB, attaining the rank…

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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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BAB Vice Chairman

Ann Billett - Vice-Chairman  I have practiced aerobics and martial arts for over 37 years and was Judo Coach for several years for Enfield Girls Judo team for the London…

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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 As Piers has recently been appointed Chairman he has relinquished this role but is currently monitoring it until a suitable replacement can be found.…

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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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BAB Coaching Administration Officer

  Kerry Cope - BAB Coaching Administration Officer Kerry has taken over this roles from Bob Salloway who carried this post for the last 5 years

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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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