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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”.

  • Establish Mindfulness

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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.

List of DBS ID Verifiers

The following BAB Associations are registered with the On Line DBS Application Service (provided by TMG). The names against each Association are those people who are approved by the BAB and TMG to set up individual applications and then to check ID.

To register for the on line service, or to add ID verifiers, the Association CPO must contact Geoff Aisbitt (cslo@bab.org.uk). Please also contact Geoff to report errors or omissions from the list below:

Aikido Development Society = Ann Billett, Steve Billett

Aikido in Daily Life = Chris Brossard, Rob Brew

Birmingham Aiki Dojo = Martin Hudson

Brighton Ki Society = Peter Morris, Tom Hancox

British Ki Society = Claire Hughes

British Yoshinkan Aikido = Suzanne Hall

Devon Aikido = Ian Chapple

Institute of Aikido = Colin Simpson

Kai Shin Kai = Andy McLean

Ken Shin Kai = Dee Masters, Richard Lewis

KSMBDA = Christine Mann

Lancashire Aikikai = Ray Munns, Algy Cole

Movingeast = Daniel North, Tahir Mughal

National Aikido Federation = Daren Sims

North London Aikido Dojo = Reenee Barton

Seibukan Aikido = Marc Davies

Shodokan UK = Celine Pagnier

Shudokan Aikido = Jo Robson, Mick Mercer

Shun Poo Kan = None

Takagashirakai = None

Tenchi Ryu = Sue Ward, Jonothan White

UK Shinwakai Association = Glenn Karpel

United Traditional Aikido = None

Welsh Aikido Society = Mark Wilton

White Rose Aikido = Mark Danford

Yama Arashi = None

  • Entering Amazon from here before you purchase ensures the BAB is supported by Amazon.

  • Entering Amazon from here before you purchase ensures the BAB is supported by Amazon.

  • Establish Mindfulness

  • Entering Amazon from here before you purchase ensures the BAB is supported by Amazon.

  • Entering Amazon from here before you purchase ensures the BAB is supported by Amazon.

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