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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.

Supporting your child in aikido

The positive effect of your support, as a parent, can’t be overstated. Your behaviour has a real influence on the way your child experiences aikido – or any sport
First things first – why is your child showing an interest in aikido? Is it to learn a new activity? To hang out with their friends? Because they did it in school and liked it?

Make sure they’re playing for their own reasons, not yours!

As a responsible parent/person with parental responsibility you will

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every aikidoka, coach, technical official and others involved in aikido and treat everyone equally
  • Cooperate fully with others involved in aikido such as coaches, officials, and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of the child
  • Consistently promote positive aspects of aikido such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances
  • Never place undue pressure on children to perform, participate or compete
  • Check out the qualifications and licences of people who are coaching your child .
  • Take an active interest in your child’s participation
  • Attend training or competitions whenever possible
  • Know exactly where your child will be and who they will be with at all times
  • Never make assumptions about your child’s safety
  • Ensure that your child does not take any unnecessary valuable items to training or competition
  • Inform your child’s coach or team manager of any illness or disability that needs to be taken into consideration during training sessions
  • Provide any necessary medication that your child needs during training or for trips to events
  • Assume responsibility for safe transportation to and from training and competition
  • Return any necessary written consent forms to the club, including next of kin details, health and medical requirements before your child goes to any away events or trips
  • Report any concerns you have about your child’s or any other child’s welfare to the Club Welfare Officer, Association CPO or the BAB Lead Safeguarding Officer. (This does not affect your right to contact your local social services or the police if you feel it is necessary)

As a responsible parent/carer attending any aikido training/coaching sessions and other events you will:

  • Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others
  • Avoid swearing and abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse
  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others
  • Be aware that your attitude and behaviour directly affects the behaviour of your child and other young aikidoka
  • Avoid destructive behaviour and leave dojo venues as you find them
  • Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour
  • Not carry or consume alcohol to excess and/or illegal substances.
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