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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.

The BAB already supports thousands of youngsters training in aikido throughout the UK and is now promoting a Kids in Schools initiative (AiKIDo) which offers Aikido classes to schools as a curricular or after school activity

As a Governing Body we have robust systems in place ensuring continued high standards. These include a range of policies which are regularly reviewed and updated including:

  • Child Safeguarding
  • Equality & Equity
  • Risk Assessment
  • Data Protection
  • Anti Bullying

All Coaches in an unsupervised activity are DBS checked, fully insured and hold Coaching Qualifications endorsed by the British Aikdo Board

Why is Aikido an asset to the School and its pupils?

  • Ideal for boys and girls regardless of physical ability
  • Encourages discipline and respect
  • Confidence building
  • Encourages working together and accepting others limitations
  • Development through continual praise and affirmations
  • Progression of skills that engenders a feeling of achievement and belonging
  • Encourages physical and mental wellbeing
  • Relaxation & Trust exercises
  • Enhances general awareness and safety, without aggression
  • It is FUN

Aikido works with the natural movements of the growing body, with each technique benefiting both the practicing attacker and defender. Both will improve their flexibility and spatial awareness and the defender will improve their co-ordination within an atmosphere of mutual respect

Every coach will provide a detailed form outlining their Aikido credentials, experience and contact details.

We hope the accompanying video will give you a flavour of what aikido has to offer our young people.

For more information contact the BAB secretary:
Mrs Shirley Timms, 6 Halkingcroft, Langley, Slough SL3 7AT.
tel: 01753 577878 or email via this  website

Kids in action

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