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What is the BAA

The British Aikido Association was founded in 1966 in order to promote and maintain the ethical and technical standards of Aikido in this country.

There are BAA approved Clubs & Dojos in all parts of Britain. On an International basis the BAA is affiliated to the Japan Aikido Association. The BAA has Sports Council recognition through the British Aikido Board and is the largest organisation within it. Under the Auspices of the BAA international high grade Instructors are brought to Britain at regular intervals to further promote and develop Aikido in this country. The BAA has a formal grading syllabus and promotion structure. Its gradings are recognised by the JAA and are equal to their standards. The BAA sets qualification requirements for examiners, judges and referees and maintains a register of all such officials and the standards they have attained.

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Regular BAA/BAB approved coaching courses are founded upon a proven regularly updated coaching scheme. There are frequent opportunities to attend residential schools and courses. The BAA is committed to on going professional coach development through NCF & NVQ.

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The BAA holds full public liability insurance. It has Member to Member injury cover and BAB Coach Insurance for all BAA/BAB qualified coaches. All BAA coaches are qualified, hold first aid certificates and Professional Indemnity insurance cover.

What does the B.A.A. do?

As the largest association of clubs in the U.K. it represents Aikido on the:

B.A.A. Provides approved national coaching and refereeing schemes for Aikido.

B.A.A. Maintains full grading syllabuses and organises personal indemnity insurance for it members.

B.A.A. Provides advise and guidance on self defence techniques to other national organisations.

B.A.A. Runs seminars and coures at local and national levels for all age groups.

B.A.A. Bi-monthly news and mailshots to all clubs.

B.A.A. Issues British Aikido Board (BAB) licenses on behalf of its members.

B.A.A. Clubs teach many styles and forms of Aikido.

B.A.A. Organises and sponsores local, national and international competitions. In 1989 & 1997 the B.A.A. sponsored the British Aikido Team to visit Japan for the World Competition - we came 2nd only to Japan. In 1991 (our jubilee year) the B.A.A. hosted the bi-annual International Competition where the B.A.A. teams came first, beating Japan, USA and 15 other competing nations.

B.A.A. Maintains registers of members, DAN grades and Clubs both in the UK and oversea
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