Welcome to the British Aikido Board

BAB National Course 2019
The BAB national course  2019 so keep the date of 28th september 2019 free
Latest News as Keith Hayward is unavailable Marill Poole 7th Dan UK Shinwakai has stepped in. 
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BAB Website Update
To comply with our new GDPR Policy and the recent changes to the BAB Constitution agreed at the May 2018 AGM, We are updating this website. The time frame will be our the next few months but will need this site to be off line for short periods during August 2019. NOTE :1 The BAB website url has been changed to (SSL) https://www.bab.org.uk to make it more secure. if you find that sections of the site does not operate correctly during the change over, please try adding http://www.bab.org.uk hopefully this should fix any small problems you may have. NOTE:2 Now available The BAB GDPR Toolkit for Member Associations and Clubs. Click here for details
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 Members with 12 Associate and Probationary Members of regional and national status, who each retain their independence, both technically and financially, with a combined membership of some 7,000 , which includes 1203 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, e.g. GDPR, Safeguarding, Equality & Equity. Other services provided include:-

  • Insurance cover, for members, instructors and associations.
  • Promotion of a nationally recognised Coaching Scheme.
  • Organising of 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 which is currently being reviewed, which will support their key objective of encouraging all Aikido groups to join together under this “Aikido umbrella”

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