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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.

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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
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