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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 33 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 1119 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

Supplement 37 to the Coronavirus Guidance – England

The BAB has been advised that we have moved to Plan B of the Autumn / Winter Plan. Please read further details below. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19-measures-for-grassroots-sport-participants-providers-and-facility-operators/guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19-measures-for-grassroots-sport-participants-providers-and-facility-operators#facilities This is the current general information. Full Contact Aikido is acceptable for Adults and Juniors. There is no limit on class size or who you can train with. The use of…

Bringing an International Aikido Coach to the UK

If you are considering bringing a International Coach to the UK for a long period, Please read the following document that has been jointly prepared by the British Aikido Board and the Temporary Work & Sport Policy, PBS & Economic Migration Unit, Migration and Citizenship Directorate, Migration and Borders Group. Final - BAB GBE Criteria…

New Executive Vacancy

Executive Vacancy We are looking for someone who would like to join the executive to co-ordinate and manage the following areas of the BAB's responsibilities: Risk, Equity, GDPR, & Data Protection. GDPR & Data Protection       -  Job Specification here Equity                           …

New BAB Chairman and Vice-Chairman and Vacant Job Roles

We are please to announce we have appointed a new chairman and vice-chairman at our extra-ordinary general meeting held on Zoom on Saturday  21st November 2020. Chairman - Piers Cooke available on babchairman@bab.org.uk Vice Chairman - Ann Billett available on bab-vice-chairman@bab.org.uk We also have the 3 following roles available for BAB Members to volunteer for,…

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 various forms of entertainment, to even meet our family members and loved ones. If you…

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 lightly as both of us joined the Board because of our commitment to the promotion…

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 safe distancing and limitation on numbers etc . However as at present there is no…

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. I would therefore like to bring to your attention the Community Emergency Fund initiated by…

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