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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 1137 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.

How to report a concern

It’s not the responsibility of those working in aikido to decide whether or not child abuse is occurring. But it is their responsibility to act on concerns about inappropriate behaviour, abuse or bullying.

In aikido clubs the first person to contact should be your Club Welfare Officer (CWO). If the club does not have a CWO – or you do not know who they are – you must still take action.

You can contact the BAB’s Lead Safeguarding Officer (details here) or your local Children’s Social Services.

If action needs to be taken urgently to safeguard a child, contact the police by dialling 999.

If you are unsure about what to do then you can always chat through your concerns – in confidence – by calling the NSPCC’s 24 hour Helpline on NSPCC helpline.

 

  • If you are concerned about something that has happened inside aikido then we have a flowchart to guide you through what to do. Click here to see the flow chart
  • If you are concerned about something that has happened outside of aikido then we have a flowchart to guide you through what to do. Click here to see the flow chart

 

Dealing with allegations

Any allegations involving child welfare must be taken seriously, acted upon and treated confidentially. Children have a right to be believed and have their concerns acted on. All information received and discussed must be only be shared with those who will be able to manage and/or resolve the situation.

If an allegation is made against a particular person in aikido, the outcome may include any or all of the following:

  • The club may immediately ask the person to leave the club (without prejudice) while an investigation is carried out. This is a precaution to protect all parties involved.
  • On completion of the investigation, the BAB will help the club decide whether it’s appropriate for the person to return to work with children in aikido, and how this will be managed.
  • The BAB will signpost sources of support for the person about whom allegations have been made
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