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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 1221 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.

British Aikido Board Notice Board

Return to (Social Distance) Aikido as of 15th August 2020

To All Members, Clubs, Associations We all know this is an extraordinary time in history. In one of the oldest democracy's in the world the government has restricted our right to travel, to go to work, to exercise, to enjoy…

Please refer to the COVID Hub for future COVID information

Please refer to the COVID Hub on the front page of this site for future COVID updates.                             

Resignation of the BAB Chairman and Vice-Chairman 8th August 2020

Open Letter to the British Aikido Board by Chairman and Vice Chairman It was with great regret that on 8th August we found it necessary to resign from our appointments on the British Aikido Board This decision was not taken…

News from the BAB Chairman May 2020

News from the BAB Chairman May 2020         1. Coronavirus.Well we have seen the first signs of life for sport in the UK following the Governments easing of restrictions on a range of outdoor activities, albeit with…

ClubMatters

To help clubs/organisations in the face of coronavirus, #ClubMatters have developed some helpful new resources. Topics include connecting with members at home and running virtual meetings – keep an eye on this page as more is released! https://learn.sportenglandclubmatters.com/course/view.php?id=71

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund

Sport England – Community Emergency Fund April 2020 Dear Fellow Aikidoka We are aware that many Clubs will be adversely affected by having to close down, at least temporarily, due to the coronavirus and some will experience significant financial hardship.…

BAB Aikido Insurance Suspended

BAB Aikido Insurance Suspended until further notice With regard to the current tiresome Coronavirus epidemic, and in view of the requirement for all clubs to be closed, we have now cancelled all BAB insurance cover, which will not be re-instated…

Letter from the BAB Chairman

Letter from the BAB Chairman March 2020 Dear Fellow Aikidoka The current coronavirus outbreak is posing a major threat to Aikido in the UK, with many clubs being forced to temporarily close their dojos and some even facing permanent closure…

Age of Coronavirus: A Time for Leadership and Unity

I have been asked by the BAB Chairman to added this Aikido Journal article to the website.  Aikido Journal

British Blind Sport

At British Blind Sport, we help blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. We encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games. British Blind Sport (BBS) is a…

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