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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 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 1204 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.

Membership Application – General Information

The BAB is keen to extend the opportunity for all organisations practicing aikido, regardless of style, to join them. However, as the National Governing Body it is their responsibility to ensure that standards are maintained and that those applying are able to support the policies and criteria laid down by the Board.

Full information is contained within the Board’s Constitution, which can be viewed on the website www.bab.org.uk, but your attention is drawn to the following specific requirements:-

● Practicing a style of Aikido recognised by the Board (see Note: 1 below)
● Suitably qualified Instructors ( Non BAB Instructors will be required to obtain BAB coach Level 1 within the probationary period.)
● Those Instructing Juniors will also be required to obtain the Children’s Coaching Award and obtain a BAB DBS check.
● Appropriate Risk Assessment undertaken
● A minimum of 100 members is required for full membership of the BAB.
● Organisations with a minimum membership of 50 may apply to become Associate members under the BAB’s Membership Umbrella. They enjoy the same rights as full membership except that they are non voting.
● It is a condition of membership that all Members adopt the BAB Child Protection Policy, a copy of which can also be found on the Board’s website.

Note: 1 Although AikiJutsu organisations are not seen as eligible to join the BAB, We are however aware that there are many like minded groups whose, style, ethos and often grading syllabus has evolved over the years and now fits well with our Aikido Family. When such cases arise the Membership Officer will give advise and guidance on whether it might be more appropriate to re-define themselves as an Aikido Organisation.

1. Guidance on Completion of the Application Form:

Section 3 – Instructors/Clubs currently in Membership of BAB
Although not essential it would be helpful if you are able to provide the number on any Instructors PI Certificates

Section 4 – Association Officers
The Officers identified are the minimum requirement for all BAB members, but it is acceptable for one individual to hold a number of positions.

Section 5 “Juniors”
The BAB defines a junior as being under 18 years of age.

2. The Process

On receipt of the completed Application Form and Administration Fee, the Membership Sub-Committee will consider the information received and will contact you to arrange a site visit to one of your clubs, to gain first hand knowledge of the club in operation and the standards set by the applying organisation. It also provides an opportunity to meet with you and seek clarification on any issues arising from the form and to provide a chance for you to discuss further the role and workings of the BAB.

The next stage is for the Membership Sub-Committee to make a recommendation to the Executive Committee, who may approve an application subject to consultation with members of the Board.

Assuming that the application is approved you will be notified your acceptance as a Probationary Member for 1 year, after which you would normally move to full/associate membership status, as appropriate.

Probationary Full Members will be eligible to attend General Meetings of the Board and may take part in discussions, but will not be eligible to vote until they become a full member. However Probationary membership offers the other advantages of a full member, including insurance, coaching, national course, etc. Associate Members will be eligible to attend General Meetings of the Board, subject to place availability.

You will be required to pay, the non refundable fees and charges for membership and insurance as published on the BAB website.

BAB Document and Image Download Area

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No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the BAB, unless otherwise indicated, for stand-alone materials.
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Constitution
BAB ConstitutionAGM Revised - May 201822-05-2018

BAB Document and Image Download Area

Please ensure you are using the latest release of Adobe Acrobat to view Portable Document Files (Pdf). Please note that many browsers will open the pdf documents, you may save them by using the menu of your browser". Documents marked in Green are displayed as Policy Documents, but are also available in the subject area.

Copyright © The BAB 2008-2019, All Rights Reserved
No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the BAB, unless otherwise indicated, for stand-alone materials.
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Policy Documents
Aikido Development Plan (2014 -2019)September 201523-11-2015
Anti - Bullying PolicyMarch 201013-10-2011
Appendix J to the BAB Child Protection PolicyRevised Jun 200813-10-2011
BAB Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy (CSPP) See supporting Document ListJuly 201529-04-2018
BAB Child Safeguarding Policy - (October 2010)October 2010 Version 1.113-10-2011
BAB Data Processing Agreement with AssociationsAugust 2018 V115-08-2018
BAB Data Protection Policy (GDPR)August 2018 V104-11-2019
BAB Data Protection Procedures (GDPR)August 2018 V115-08-2018
BAB Equality Policy 2019November 201901-11-2019
BAB Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding and Protection Policy (VASPP)November 201508-11-2015
BAB Web Site Policies (as displayed in the site general code)May 200912-05-2009
Bab Website Cookie PolicyAugust 2018 V115-08-2018
BAB Website Privacy PolicyAugust 2018 V115-08-2018
BAB Website Terms and Conditions (GDPR)August 2018 V115-08-2018
Changing Room Policy - Including Club responsibilities after a training sessionMarch 201013-10-2011
Child Transport PolicyMarch 201013-10-2011
Photographic and Image PolicyMarch 201013-10-2011
Recruitment and DBS Guidance5th May 201610-03-2017
Safeguarding - Late Collection PolicyMarch 201013-10-2011
Safeguarding - Missing Child PolicyMarch 201013-10-2011
Supporting document for BAB Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy (CSPP)29 April 201829-04-2018

Membership – Fees & Charges

Annual Insurance Charges are set by our selected insurance company

The following apply to ALL levels of membership:-

£7.00 – Individual BAB Annual Subscription for Adults  (including instructors) & Under 18′s
Civil Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance per Venue and covers all BAB Registered Instructors  with CL1 or Above.

£55.00   – Per Venue
£110.00 – Example 2 Club Venues
£165.00 – Example 3 Club Venues

Affiliated Associations and Civil Liability

£100.00 – Associations (All)

Applications for New Membership (Full & Associate Membership)

£60 – Initial Application Fee

Piers Cooke
(BAB Finance Officer)
Fees are subject to revision,please contact the membership office for details

If your organisation would like to know more about joining us either as an Full or Associate Member please contact-

Terence Bayliss (Membership Committee Officer) email: – assocationmembership@bab.org.uk

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