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Trafford Aikido Club

We started in 1989 and are "not for profit" - we are all volunteers and are not paid for our time.

The Club has a constitution and is run by an Executive committee. We are Club Mark accredited.

We are a club of the Lancashire Aikikai - the Association we belong to. The Lancashire Aikikai is a member of the national governing body the British Aikido Board (BAB).

We are governed by the policies, requirements, procedures and guidance of these bodies and are mandatory for everyone.

The BAB is recognised as the governing body by Sport England


The Lancashire Aikikai has laid out a web page entitled "You and Your Responsibilities" that the Club is governed as well by. We also for Juniors have expectations for their parents.

The Aikikai is affiliated to Yokohama International Aikido and thru them to Hombu - Aikido HQ. See our links page



Practise Statement for Volunteers

All in Trafford Aikido are encouraged to work to high standards and adopt recognised best practice where possible. In addition to their own standards of practice, all volunteers, Helpers & Coaches should be aware of and apply:

  • Safety guidelines.
  • Codes of conduct/practice.
  • Equity policy statement.
  • Child protection policy and procedures

    that the British Aikido Board, Lancashire Aikikai and Trafford Aikido have adopted.

How any process or area of responsibility they are involved with should be carried out to maintain the Club’s operation and standards.

The club will ensure that its coaches & officials have guidance notes that are relevant to their work and that these notes cross reference to the source policies & documents.

The club will listen to and respond to matters that the club coaches or officials bring to its attention in relation to their work and will support, where possible training needs.

This was adopted by the Club at its meeting 13th January 2009



Disciplinary Matters - Where a member has brought Aikido or the Club into disrepute, has acted in a unbecoming way or manner, infringed any Club rules, regulation, constitution or code of conduct (or that of the British Aikido Board or Lancashire Aikikai) then action falls within this section. Disciplinary outcomes may include sanctions, conditions, reprimands, termination of membership, suspension or other measures. This is in our Constitution as is the procedure

The Lancashire Aikikai has a Disciplinary procedure included in its constitution as well.