How we work

 

Our Clubs, whilst running themselves, subscribe to follow the policies and procedures set out by the Lancashire Aikikai and their students and instructors are members of the Aikikai.

Lancashire Aikikai is a member of the national governing body, the British Aikido Board (BAB) and follows the governing body's policies and procedures.

This section of the website deals with the policies and procedures that we and our clubs follow.

The Aikikai intends as an objective that............

...we will be professional in the manner our Clubs & Coaches operate.....

The Aikikai policy regarding its volunteers is........

...all those teaching unsupervised in the Aikikai must have a BAB Coaching Award of at least Level 1, approved PI insurance, a First Aid qualification which has been obtained through assessment by way of an approved HSE provider, be DBS checked and be authorised by the Head of Association.

...all those assisting teaching supervised in the Aikikai must have a BAB Coaching Award of at least Level 1, approved PI insurance, be DBS checked and be authorised by the Head of Association.

That a CPD system will operate for Coaches. The route for those teaching or want to teach is described in the Coaching section.

The Aikikai accepts not everyone wishes to teach or assist – high grades wishing to practise only are also valued and respected.

Personal data held in Aikikai or Club records is subject to our policy on Data Handling

 

Lancashire Aikikai is a member of the national Governing Body for Aikido (British Aikido Board) and is subject to its rules and policies.

How to prove this membership including recognition of the Governing Body by Sport England - see "Hierarchy" on this page

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The Lancashire Aikikai is a vountary body - it has no paid instructors or officials. Those taking on roles and responsbilities have job descriptions to follow and standards described.

Aikikai posts require the approval of our Head of Association and Club posts that of the Club Leader

For anyone to teach, assist on the mat - formal permission is needed before stepping onto the mat in these roles. (This is not needed for visiting instructors provided that our Head of Association is aware of)

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Child Protection - the Lancashire Aikikai has adopted the national governing body's (BAB) Child Protection policy. It is the responsiblity of all to bring to attention of the appropriate people of any potential safeguarding issue or any lapses in accepted best practise. Bringing to attention may include one of the following - the class coach, Club Welfare Officer, Aikikai Child Protection officer, BAB Child Protection officer or other.

Follow the link above to our webpages dealing with this area.


Hierarchy

Sport England recognises the BAB (British Aikido Board) as a governing body for the sport. The link on Sport England's website confirms this.

The BAB acknowledges the connection with Sport England on their home page. BAB website

The Lancashire Aikikai is a member of the national governing body for Aikido, the British Aikido Board. The BAB website confirms this. Follow this link

To show a link that your Club is part of the Lancashire Aikikai and hence with the British Aikido Board there are 2 routes.

1. On the BAB website follow this link and to display Clubs - select as Association in the drop down box 'Lancashire Aikikai'. This shows all Clubs that are part of the Lancashire Aikikai

2. Or look on this website for where our Clubs are.