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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.

Club Check list

Requirements for a BAB Affiliated Club with under 18s in membership:

All BAB Associations and their affiliated Clubs must adopt this BAB Safeguarding Policy and any future versions of it. All Clubs (through their parent Association if appropriate) should formally adopt the BAB Safeguarding Policy in their Constitution, Rules, Articles of Association or other governing documents, and the following wording is suggested:

This Club will ensure a duty of care to all its members by adopting and implementing the BAB’s current Safeguarding Policy and procedures.

The method you choose may to some extent depend on the structure of your organisation. Some Associations comprise just one or two clubs; others have many clubs spread across a wide geographical area. Whichever method you choose to adopt the BAB’s Safeguarding policy and its procedures, you must ensure that the ‘message’ is effectively delivered at grass-roots club level.

The BAB also requires all affiliated Associations and their Clubs to demonstrate their duty of care by:

  1. Recruiting a Club Welfare Officer (and ideally a deputy) for each Club offering training sessions for under 18s.
  2. Ensure the CWOs attend the required training: Sports Coach UK’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) and the BAB’s Time to Listen course (currently being phased in for CWOs)
  3. Promoting a safeguarding culture and having clear processes and procedures in place for dealing with allegations or concerns.

Having in place (and implementing) the following guidelines and procedures:

  • Safe Recruitment Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Coaching Code of Conduct
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Anti-bullying Policy and procedures for dealing with bullying
  • Photography: video and use of images Policy
  • Transport and events Policy (including procedures for managing children away from the Club if applicable)
  • Supervision of Children Policy
  • Missing Children Policy
  • Social media and e-safety Guidelines
  • Equality Policy

and additionally their own

  • Codes of Conduct for parents/carers and their children
  • Health and Safety guidelines
  • Disciplinary and appeals mechanism
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  • Establish Mindfulness

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