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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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The BAB has launched the BAB Coaching Online Learning Site at https://elearning.bab.org.uk/ all the BAB  CL1, CL2 and CL3 Units are available for you to take online. If for any reason you wish to take a course or module face to face please contact the BAB Coaching Admin on coachingadmin@bab.org.uk

If you wish to apply for a BAB run coaching course please login below and complete the form, The BAB Administrator will then email your CLO for confirmation of your associations agreement. if you need assistance logging into this system please contact us on coachingadmin@bab.org.uk.Note: The easiest way to complete the application is to go to your membership record and login form there.

Name Application Date Zone  Course Order    
CL 1
Assessment
CL 2
Assessment
CL 3
Assessment
Face to
Face
Coach Tutor
Assessment
Name
Association
Course Required
Course Type
Zone
Others
Date
Applied
CLO
Appr,d
View
Edit
Graham Bull
British Ki Society
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 10
Yes
17-Apr-24Yes
Justin McCarthy
United Kingdom Shinwakai
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 2
No
13-May-24Yes
Steve McLaughlan
Aikido For Daily Life
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 10
Yes
17-Feb-24Yes
Alex Marshall
Shodokan Aikido UK
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 8
Yes
11-Jan-24Yes
Ross Szuba
Carlisle Aikido Shinryukan
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 9
Yes
15-Jan-24Yes
Tom Anderson
Aikido Research Federation
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 3
Yes
12-Dec-23Yes
Jamie Barclay
Aikido For Daily Life
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 10
Yes
21-Sep-23Yes
Gary Clements
Aikido Research Federation
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 1
Yes
01-Mar-24Yes
Imran Khan
United Kingdom Takemusu Aikido Federation
BAB Assessment Day Level One
AD-1
Zone : 3
Yes
10-Oct-23Yes
Graeme King
Chichester Aikido Association
BAB Assessment Day Level Two
AD-2
Zone : 2
Yes
11-Aug-23Yes
Jake Birkett
KSMBDA Kolesnikov School
BAB Assessment Day Level Two
AD-2
Zone : 1
Yes
29-Oct-19Yes
Adrian Punt
Traditional Aikido Alliance
BAB Assessment Day Level Two
AD-2
Zone : 9
Yes
05-Dec-22Yes
Yann Golanski
Shodokan Aikido UK
BAB Assessment Day Level Two
AD-2
Zone : 8
No
05-Jun-23Yes
Elaine Batchelor
Shodokan Aikido UK
BAB Assessment Day Level Two
AD-2
Zone : 8
No
06-Jun-23Yes
James Ang
Shodokan Aikido UK
BAB Assessment Day Level Two
AD-2
Zone : 8
Yes
02-Jan-24Yes

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