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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 36 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 1223 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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History :

Aikido for Daily Life (ADL) was founded in 2004 and is a full member of the British Aikido Board, the principal body promoting and governing aikido in the UK. Since that time, our association has grown and flourished.

Through its graceful and powerful techniques, aikido offers a way to develop our inner potential and help us engage positively with the world around us. Our principal aim is to demonstrate the strong link between the philosophy of aikido as demonstrated on the mat, with what we do off the mat. We think this is important because most of us can only spend a few hours on the mat each week, but the principles we learn in class gives us an opportunity to practice all the time in real life.

ADL is not restricted to a single style and our clubs historically have different roots and as we have grown and studied together, there has been a wonderful cross fertilisation of ideas. This has enriched all of our learning.

We believe passionately in practising with other styles and encourage our members to attend courses held outside of the association. Working closely with other clubs and teachers outside of ADL has proved to be a hugely positive experience and has provided a great stimulus for our own development, as well as breaking down some of the barriers with other groups that all too often exist. 

Our structure is deliberately flat, with no one focal point to say what is right and wrong. We run democratically with every member having a vote and a say in how we are run. Literally any member can raise an issue to be brought to the attention of the whole group. All members are encouraged to speak their mind. The result has been constructive debate rather than the usual politics and power games that typify the martial arts world. Accordingly we have been able to concentrate our energies on what really matters - practicing aikido and leading positive lives.

ADL has strong links to Aikido Yuishinkai International headed by Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei, a former student of the founder of Aikido. ADL is not run for profit and when we make a profit, the members determine how this is used to benefit the group.

Membership Type : Full Member

Style :

Varies from club to club.  



Quentin Cooke
 
Association Website : http://www.aikidofordailylife.co.uk/
Email the Aikido For Daily Life Chairman : Quentin Cooke
Email the Aikido For Daily Life Vulnerable Adult & Child Safety Officer : Rob Brew


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