All applications will be treated the same, in accordance with the following procedure:
A Lancashire Aikikai application form shall be completed together with the collection of appropriate beginners monies.
The balance of the membership fee is required no later than four weeks from starting.
Applicants should be aware that information they provide will be stored in a database for use by the Club together with grading information. The disclosure of information is restricted to those officers, instructors, the Lancashire Aikikai and the British Aikido Board who have a proven need; for the discharge of their duties or need under Health and Safety matters. See Aikikai's Data Protection policy that we operate.
Information will not be disclosed to others.
Any member has the right to see information from Club records and correct any inaccuracies.
The Club will convey the appropriate monies and application to the Aikikai which will cover initial membership and the British Aikido Board’s (BAB) registration certificate, which gives benefit of member to member insurance and personal accident cover. (The governing body requires us to register those practising)
The Club applies the application and renewal procedures laid out by the Lancashire Aikikai
Members receive a membership book to record grades and attendance at courses in; and a members handbook is provided to give new members more information about Aikido and the Aikikai
Members of the Lancashire Aikikai are those described as Temporary and Full in their Membership & Insurance Application Procedure.
Members of the Club are those who are in a trial period or are members of the Lancashire Aikikai and
i) pay a monthly mat fee to the Club
ii) Juniors who have paid a mat fee in the last 3 months
iii) volunteer helpers approved as such by the Executive.