Coaching Courses

British Aikido Board Coaching Courses

Coaching awards are organised by the BAB in order to maintain standards across all member associations. The BAB design the course content which are delivered by trained Coach Tutors and Coaching Officers. Martyn Tyas and Brian Horsler are Association Course Tutors and are authorised to run these courses for the KSK.

The KSK aims to run at least one course per year, usually following the senior grading in April, depending on the numbers wishing to take part.

If you are grading in April and interested in attending a coaching course you can download the appropriate form from the download section of the website and post or email the completed form to Martyn Tyas who is also the KSK’s CLO (Coaching Liaison Officer). A copy of your membership details (the blue slip inside your grading book) is needed together with the form to complete the registration process.

Course fees are expected to be around £60 per candidate, but will depend on the number attending and availability of a suitable venue. This includes the cost of the certificate.

Moving forward, the KSK and BAB want the application for courses to be completed on-line on the BAB website. This also allows you to attend courses run by other member organisations, which may be nearer or at a more convenient time. This can be done by following the link below.

If you have difficulty in registering online, a 'How to register' helpfile is available in the download section of the KSK website.

To be eligible to take a course you must be a current KSK member, over 18 years old, have a minimum grade of Ikkyu and have the permission of your club sensei. There is pre-course homework to be completed for CL1, the details of which can also be found in the download section of the KSK website along with an explanation of what is required.

One day Coaching Refresher Courses are available for those who have held a Coaching qualification for 5 years or more. This is mandatory for all KSK coaches.

All course applications have to be vetted by the CLO before the course. If you just turn up on the day, you will not be permitted to attend.