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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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BAB Member Associations
Click on the Association name for more details or the website link to open a new page to view the association website.
Association Style Website
Full Association Member(s)
Aikido CircleTraditional http://www.aikidocircle.com
Aikido Development SocietyTomiki / Shodokan http://www.aikido-development-society.org/
Aikido Fellowship GBTraditional http://www.aikidofellowship.org.uk/
Aikido For Daily LifeNot style bound http://www.aikidofordailylife.co.uk/
Aikido Research FederationTraditional http://www.aikidoresearchfederation.co.uk
Aikido Seishin KaiTraditional Http://www.aikidostoke.com
Aikikai Zen TenTraditional http://aikikaizenten.co.uk/
Brighton Ki SocietyKi Aikido http://brightonkisociety.org.uk/
British Aikido Yoshinkan Fed.Yoshinkan http://www.Taidokan.co.uk
British Ki SocietyKi http://www.ki-society.org.uk/
British Takemusu Aikido FederationTraditional/Takemusu Aiki http://www.itaf-international.org
British Tomiki Aikido FederationTomiki http://www.kenshinkanaikido.org.uk
Fudoshin AikidoTraditional http://aikidocardiff.com
Go Shin KaiTraditional Aikido http://www.goshinkai.org.uk
Institute of AikidoTraditional Http://www.instituteofaikido.uk
Kai Shin KaiTraditional http://www.kaishinkai.co.uk/
Keitenshin KaiAikido Yuishinkai http://www.masonstreetdojo.org.uk/
Ken Shin KaiYoshinkan http://www.kenshinkai.org.uk/
KSMBDA Kolesnikov SchoolKi http://www.aikido4swindon.com/
Lancashire AikikaiTraditional http://www.lancashireaikikai.org/
National Aikido FederationTraditional http://www.bnad.org/
Scottish and Borders BirankaiAikikai http://www.scottishandbordersbirankai.com
Seijitsu Aikido RyuNot Style Bound http://www.seijitsu-aikido.org.uk
Shin Gi Tai Aikido SocietyKi / Traditional http://www.shin-gi-tai.com/
Shobu Aikido UKTraditional http://www.shobuaikido.co.uk/
Shodokan Aikido UKShodokan http://www.shodokan.org.uk
Shun Poo KanTraditional http://www.shunpookan-aikido.org.uk
Takemusu Iwama Aikido EuropeIwama http://www.takemusu-iwama-aikido.org/
UK Aikido ShimbokukaiTraditional http://www.ukaikidoshimbokukai.org
United Kingdom ShinwakaiTraditional / Yoshinkan http://www.ukshinwakai.org/
United Kingdom Takemusu Aikido FederationIwama style/Takemusu Aiki http://www.thelondonaikidoclub.co.uk
United Traditional AikidoTraditional http://www.unitedtraditionalaikido.org.uk/
Welsh Aikido SocietyTraditional http://www.thewelshaikidosociety.co.uk/
White Rose AikikaiTraditional http://www.whiteroseaikido.com/
Yama Arashi UKTraditional http://www.phoenix-aikido.com/
Associate Association Member(s)
Aikido Academy UKTraditional http://aikidoacademy.co.uk/
Aikido Shoshin RyuTraditional Http://www.shoshin-aikido.org.uk
Bushin AikikaiTraditional http://aikidocardiff.org.uk
Colmers Farm Aikido AssociationTraditional http://www.bis.co.uk/colmers
Kazoku RyuTraditional http://www.kazokuryu
Kobayashi Aikido DojosAikikai http://www.aikidokuk.co.uk
MovingEastShiseikan Aikido http://www.movingeast.co.uk
North London Aikido DojoAikikai Foundation http://www.northlondonaikido.org
Senshin Aikido RyuTraditional http://hadenhillaikido.org
Probationary Association Member(s)
Chichester Aikido AssociationTraditional http://www.chichesteraikidoclub.com
Te Shin KaiTraditionalNone
Yarawara NetworkTomikiNone
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