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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 11 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.

Insurance Information

In the list of documents below you should be able to find everything you need to know regarding your aikido training insurance with the British Aikido Board.  Take a moment to look at all the titles. 

If you are an instructor using a Leisure Centre then the Centre may ask to see the civil liability certificate; that’s document 5 below. 
Do take a few minutes to read the “insurance questions answered” (FAQs) document and, in the event of accidents/injury there are 2 forms to be completed:  one by the injured person and one by the instructor.  All that said, if you are still unsure about whether you’ve found the answer you are looking for then you can contact me through the following BAB email address:  ilo@bab.co.uk 

Vincent Sumpter,  BAB Insurance Liaison Officer. 

Please note : coach & student insurance is only valid for Members of current Associations.

 

All insurance policies for 2020 have been suspended until
further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.

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Insurance
Insurance - Club Property Claim FormDecember 201508-12-2015
Insurance Questions Answered 201813-03-2018
Risk Management - Incident Notification FormDecember 201508-12-2015
Risk Management - Personal Accident Claim FormDecember 201508-12-2015
Risk Management - Weapons ProtocolDecember 201508-12-2015
Risk Management GuidelinesV.1.1 Dec 201514-12-2015
The 2019-2020 BAB Insurance Scheme Explained2019/202010-05-2019

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