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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 1229 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.


Date   Association   Reverse Association   County
       
Club Organised Course
Association Organised Course
BAB Organised Course
Date Assocation
Course Title
Times Sensei Area View
02-Mar-24
to
03-Mar-24
Institute of Aikido
The Institute Winter School 2024
9:30 (Reg) to 16:00

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London North West
SL2 3RX
23-Mar-24
to
24-Mar-24
United Kingdom Takemusu Aikido Federation
Paolo Corallini shihan from Morihiro Saito sensei
Saturday: 10-12am, 4-6pm, Sunday 10-12 am

Paolo Corallini sensei,  one of only two people awarded shihan by Morihi....
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Buckinghamshire
HP12 4UE
11-May-24
to
12-May-24
Traditional Aikido Alliance
Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros. 7th dan
Start Saturday 11.00 and Sunday 10.00

Lewis Bernaldo de Quirós trained full time under the late Morihiro Sai....
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Dorset
DT2 9UA
15-Jun-24
to
15-Jun-24
BAB Holding Association
BAB 2024 National Weapons Course
8:30 to 4pm

Frank Burlingham 6th Dan (Aikikai Zen Ten)
Geoff Aisbitt 6th Dan (Seij....
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London West
UB8 3PH
30-Jun-24
to
30-Jun-24
Lancashire Aikikai
Atsushi Mimuro Shihan 2024
11.30 - 15.30

Mimuro Shihan (7th Dan Hombu) is Director of Yokohama International Aikido an....
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Greater Manchester
M40 2SP

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