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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.

Children and Young People

Aikido is fun – it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, try out a martial art and amaze yourself with what you can do!

But for a few children the fun is spoilt by adults who do or say things during aikido that hurt or frighten them. What these children are experiencing may be abuse. And they may feel they have no one to talk to about it. Or that no one will listen to them or believe what they say.Your coaches are there to help you learn safely and enjoy aikido. This means respecting you and making sure they are a good role model – leading by example .

They should not speak to you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable – they must not bully you to make you do things. They must treat you as an individual and make sure the dojo is a safe place safe for you to train in.

Remember it’s your right to enjoy your aikido – don’t let anyone else spoil it.

  • If your coach needs to have physical contact to correct a technique or your positioning, they need to explain this to you and check you are ok with this. If you are not comfortable with physical contact, you have the right to say no.
  • If you are worried about the way a coach or anyone involved in aikido is behaving towards you, there are people you can talk to.

Choose someone you trust and speak to them now; remember it needs to be an adult.

Or you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. It’s free unless you use a mobile, and available all day, every day

Is something at aikido worrying you?

If you are worried about something that is happening to you these pages will:

  • help you understand what child abuse is
  • explain what to do if you are being abused or are worried about someone at your aikido club
  • tell you about some special helplines  and give you links to other websites that will listen to you and give you helpful advice.

 

Don’t let anyone spoil the fun

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  • Establish Mindfulness

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