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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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  • Establish Mindfulness


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.

What is Abuse

Abuse and neglect are forms of maltreatment of a child. A child may be abused or neglected by someone who:

• Inflicts harm,
• Fails to act to prevent harm.

A child may be abused by:

• A family member
• By a person within an institutional or community setting
• By a person known to them or more rarely by a stranger
• An adult or adults, or another child or children.

Physical abuse (Something someone has done to hurt you)

Physical abuse may involve, for instance, hitting, shaking, suffocating, throwing (except in an aikido class, unless they meant to hurt you), or otherwise causing physical harm to a child. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer makes up that a child is ill  or deliberately makes a child ill. Aikido is a sport where physical contact does take place. Most people will get a few knocks and bruises on the mat.

These should be accidents – no one should mean to hurt you on purpose.

For physical abuse to take place the action would be a deliberate act; for example, applying techniques that are meant to hurt you.

Emotional abuse (something said to you)

You may be told you are worthless or unloved, not good enough all the time. It may  be about your age or something they want you to do. It may involve seeing or hearing someone else being hurt. It may be bullying, causing you or other children to feel frightened or in danger. In Aikido this may be child to child, or involve an adult and could include requiring children to undertake actions appropriate to the sport but not appropriate within that child’s age group.
 

 

Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is when a young person is asked or force to take part in sexual activities This  may involve physical contact. or asking you to look at photographs of sex  or online images, watching sexual activities.
please look at the video it may help to explain this to you.

 

Neglect
Neglect may be a  parent or carer failing to:

• Provide enough food, clothing and shelter (including exclusion from home).
• Protect a child from harm or danger.
• Ensure enough supervision
• Arrange medical care or treatment.

An example of neglect in aikido could be a coach not ensuring that children in their care are safe, exposing them to undue conditions of heat or cold, or unnecessarily risking injury e.g. making them train too hard or do things that are too dangerous.

Bullying

Bullying includes: 

• Pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching and other forms of violence or threats.
• Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing.
• Excluding (sending to Coventry), tormenting, ridicule, humiliation. Bullying can occur between:
• An adult and a child.
• A child and a child.
• A parent and own child. None of the above are acceptable within aikido

The competitive nature of any sport can create an environment which provides opportunities for bullying.
Examples of bullying in aikido could be:

  • A parent who pushes too hard.
  • A coach who adopts a win-at-all costs philosophy.
  • A child aikidoka who intimidates inappropriately.
  • An older aikidoka who intimidates inappropriately.
  • An official who places unfair pressure on a person.
  • The physical contact in Aikido, combined with the importance of discipline and respect for authority, can create the opportunity for bullying; for example, coaches who inflict pain or humiliation on child ukes or adult ukes while children are watching.

Harassment

Harassment can take many forms, some examples are sexual remarks; racist insults or racist jokes; verbal abuse or bad language exclusion; unwelcome attention.
Harassment can be upsetting, It is for you to decide what is ok and what you don’t like.
As an example, most clubs ask students to change partners regularly during a class and stop students refusing practice with any one person.

This might be mean that a you feel unable to refuse to practice with someone who is always saying you are not very good. Abuse or neglect of a young person may be caused by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family, institutional or community setting by those known to them or, more rarely, by a stranger.

Some children also abuse other children and there is evidence to suggest that peer abuse is an increasing concern.

INDICATIONS THAT A CHILD MAY BE BEING ABUSED

These may be difficult to recognise, but there are signs that could alert you.
These include:

  • unexplained or suspicious injuries, such as bruising, cuts or burns, particularly if situated on a part of the body not normally prone to such injuries; an injury for which the explanation seems inconsistent;
  • the child describes what appears to be an abusive act involving him/her;
  • someone else (a child or adult) expresses concern about the welfare of another child;
  • unexplained changes in behaviour (e.g. becoming very quiet, withdrawn or displaying sudden outbursts of temper);
  • inappropriate sexual awareness;
  • engaging in sexually explicit behaviour; distrust of adults, particularly those with whom a close relationship would normally be expected; difficulty in making friends;
  • being prevented from socialising with other children;
  • displaying variations in eating patterns including overeating or loss of appetite;
  • loss of weight for no apparent reason;
  • the child becoming increasingly dirty or unkempt.This list is not exhaustive and the presence of one or more of the indicators is not proof that abuse is actually taking place.  Some changes in behaviour can be caused by changes at home – bereavement, for example – and parents are encouraged to inform appropriate adults within the club about any such circumstances.
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