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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 42 currently Full Member Associations with 5 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 1235 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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BAB Member Associations
Click on the Association name for more details or the website link to open a new page to view the association website.
Association Style Website
Full Association Member(s)
Aikido Academy UKTraditional http://aikidoacademy.co.uk/
Aikido Alive U.K.Iwama http://www.aikidoalive.co.uk
Aikido CircleTraditional http://www.aikidocircle.com
Aikido Development SocietyTomiki / Shodokan / All Styles http://www.aikido-development-society.org/
Aikido Fellowship GBTraditionalNone
Aikido For Daily LifeNot style bound http://www.aikidofordailylife.org
Aikido Research FederationTraditional http://www.aikidoresearchfederation.co.uk
Aikido Seishin KaiTraditional Http://www.aikidostoke.com
Aikido Shoshin RyuTraditional Http://www.shoshin-aikido.org.uk
Aikikai Zen TenTraditional http://aikikaizenten.co.uk/
Brighton Ki SocietyKi Aikido http://brightonkisociety.org.uk/
British Aikido Yoshinkan Fed.Yoshinkan http://www.Taidokan.co.uk
British Ki SocietyKi http://www.ki-aikido.org.uk/
Chichester Aikido AssociationTraditional http://www.chichesteraikidoclub.com
Fudoshin AikidoTraditional https://fudoshinaikido.uk
Go Shin KaiTraditional Aikido http://www.goshinkai.org.uk
Highland Ki SocietyShin Shin Toitsu Aikido (Ki Aikido) Http://www.highlandkisociety.co.uk
Institute of AikidoTraditional Http://www.instituteofaikido.uk
Keitenshin KaiAikido Yuishinkai http://www.aikidoyuishinkai.co.uk/
Ken Shin KaiYoshinkan https://www.kenshinkai.org.uk/
Kobayashi Aikido DojosAikikai http://www.aikidokuk.co.uk
KSMBDA Kolesnikov SchoolKi http://www.aikido4swindon.com/
Lancashire AikikaiTraditional https://www.lancashireaikikai.org/
National Aikido FederationTraditional http://www.bnad.org/
North London Aikido DojoAikikai Foundation http://www.northlondonaikido.org
Scottish and Borders BirankaiAikikai http://www.scottishandbordersbirankai.com
Seijitsu Aikido RyuNot Style Bound https://www.pantheraikido.club/
Shin Gi Tai Aikido SocietyKi / Traditional http://www.shingitaiaikido.org
Shobu Aikido UKTraditional http://www.shobuaikido.co.uk/
Shodokan Aikido UKShodokanNone
Shun Poo KanTraditional http://www.shunpookan-aikido.org.uk
Te Shin KaiTraditionalNone
Tetsushinkan DojoShiseikan Aikido http://www.movingeast.co.uk
Traditional Aikido AllianceTakemusu / Iwama Style https://traditionalaikido.uk/about-us/
UK Aikido ShimbokukaiTraditional http://www.ukaikidoshimbokukai.org
United Kingdom ShinwakaiTraditional / Yoshinkan http://www.ukshinwakai.org/
United Kingdom Takemusu Aikido FederationIwama style/Takemusu Aiki https://thelondonaikidoclub.co.uk
United Traditional AikidoTraditional http://www.unitedtraditionalaikido.org.uk/
Welsh Aikido SocietyTraditional http://www.thewelshaikidosociety.co.uk/
White Rose AikikaiTraditional http://www.whiteroseaikido.com/
Yama Arashi UKTraditional http://www.phoenix-aikido.com/
Yarawara NetworkTomikiNone
Recent Association Member(s)
Aikido Budo AllianceMixed with Tenshin AikidoNone
Aikido THDTraditional UeshibaNone
Carlisle Aikido Shinryukan Shinryukan None
Koryu Aikido AssociationAikikaiNone
Nishikaigan AikidoTakemusu Aikido None
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