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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.

Recognitions and Partnerships

As a National Governing Body the British Aikido Board are proud of each and every award we work for and receives. We are proud of the meaningful, long term connections built with some of the finest organisations and charities in the UK.  As we represent the majority of organisations practicing aikido in the United Kingdom with these recognitions we support , encourage and promote the highest standards of aikido within an environment of mutual respect. We continue to 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.

 

Members Of The Sport & Recreation Alliance

The British Aikido Board (BAB) has been a member of the Sport & Recreation Alliance (SAR) since its inception in 2010, The SAR was previously known as the Central Council of Physical Recreation  (CCPR) which the BAB joined in 1993, We use our membership of the to network with other sporting organisations and to influence where necessary to ensure that the BAB member organisations  voices are represented on a national level.

The BAB is Recognised by Sport England

Recognition is a process which determines which National Governing Bodies (NGBs) are responsible for governing the sporting activities the Sports Councils are willing to consider supporting and working with. It acknowledges the status of NGBs as private organisations that govern particular sports through the common consent of the sport itself.

Yorkshire Sport Foundation

The British Aikido Board is known by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation as the only Aikido Organisation that is recognised by Sport England

Associate Member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

The British Aikido Board executive decided it was very important to support the work being carried by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. All Aikido has an zero-tolerance approach to bullying in any form therefore we have policies and procedures to ensure the BAB Member associations and clubs have guidance help reduce bullying in martial arts especially Aikido.

Supporter of This Girl Can

The British Aikido Board has many women and girls as part of our membership and actively supports women at all levels of our organisation, Most clubs have women members and many have female instructors.

This Girl Can, is funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up it counts. And we want more women to find what’s right for them.

Sport Birmingham

The British Aikido Board is known by Sport Birmingham as the only Aikido Organisation that is recognised by Sport England

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