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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 11 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 1222 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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Terence Bayliss – Member’s Sub Committee Chairman

Terence Dion Bayliss

Terence Dion Bayliss has been teaching Aikido for well over 35 years both in the United Kingdom and many overseas countries.

In 2003 he was promoted to the rank of 7th Dan and also awarded the title of Shihan, both being ratified by numerous B.A.B Aikido associations in Great Britain and by leading Shihans abroad.

He is the Principal Instructor of Seijitsu Aikido Ryu and holds the highest coaching levels awarded by the British Aikido Board, namely that of Senior Coach and Coach Tutor.

Shihan Bayliss holds a position on the British Aikido Board as Chairman of the New Member’s Committee

In his pursuit of knowledge Shihan Bayliss has travelled overseas and studied under many of the Great Aikido Masters to perfect his Aikido.

His latest pursuit is the study of Tai Chi under the direction of Master Michael Sheridan. Shihan Bayliss teaches at his Dojo in Staffordshire.

www.seijitsu-aikido.org.uk

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