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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 :

Aikikai Zen Ten was formed in August 2016 by the merger of Broadland Aikido club and the Makoto association, the co-founders being Senseis Frank Burlingham and Vince Lawrence. Both were approached by many dojos and individuals to form an association that incorporates and is open to all forms and styles of Aikido. It’s main aim being to promote and foster the practice and spirit of Aikido, as originated by O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.
Sensei Frank Burlingham started his Aikido career in 1972. Frank currently holds 5th Dan Hombu. He was graded 1st, and 2nd Dan Hombu by sensei’s Yoshimitsu Yamada and Mitsunari Kanai, 3rd, 4th & 5th Dan Hombu by the late sensei William Smith sensei. Frank has been a member of the United Kingdom Aikikai since 1994. He also holds the rank of 6th Dan from the Institute of Aikido and was a member of the Institute of Aikido for over 30 years where he studied under the late sensei Haydn Foster. After the passing of sensei Foster, Frank became a member of the Institute of Aikido governing board.
Sensei Vince Lawrence started his Aikido career in 1981.  Vince currently holds 5th Dan awarded by sensei Gwynne Jones. Vince is a former student of sensei Ken Williams of the Ki Federation of Great Britain were he was graded to 1st Dan, 2nd  3rd 4th with Aikido in Daily Life.
The Association enjoys many links with other Aikido organisations and individual high ranking instructors in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, which enables it to fulfil its primary aims.

 

Membership Type : Full Member

Style :

The style of Aikido practised by Aikikai Zen Ten incorporates Traditional Aikido and the concept of Aikido with Ki combined with the use of the Jo (staff) and Bokken (practice sword),

Emphasis is placed upon dynamic and effective technique, in practicing Aikido; students are encouraged to maintain standard rules of etiquette on the mat. The enjoyment of training in Aikido is enhanced by a positive and enthusiastic spirit, a high standard of dress and behaviour and a respect for all students on the mat making training in a relaxed, flowing and dynamic style.

 



Frank Burlingham
 
Association Website : http://aikikaizenten.co.uk/
Email the Aikikai Zen Ten Chairman : Paul Eyers.
Email the Aikikai Zen Ten Vulnerable Adult & Child Safety Officer : Chris Brossard



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