Founded 1966 - Celebrating 50 years
World Champions 1995, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015
The lead body for Sport Aikido in the United Kingdom
BAA Men’s Individual World Champions D Fielding 2003, C Kirkham 2009, J Liburd 2015
BAA Women’s Individual World Champions C Kaur 1997, L Beardsmore 2011, 2013, 2015 and Natuley Smalle 2015
The BAA is the UK's largest Aikido organisation
BAA Guinness World Record holders : total number of throws in ten hours: 20,018 throws by F Lord and D Fielding 1992
BAA Guinness World Record holders : total number of throws in ten hours: 25,526 throws by F Lord and P Crosby in 1993
BAA Guinness World Record holders : total number of throws in ten hours: 46,261 throws by P Hurley and T Cox in 1998

The British Aikido Association was founded in 1966 in order to promote and maintain the ethical and technical standards of Tomiki Aikido in the United Kingdom. There are BAA approved Clubs & Dojo in all parts of Britain.On an international basis the BAA is affiliated to the Japan Aikido Association. Under the auspices of the BAA, international 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. It’s 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.


  • Competitors and Judges at the Third Junior and Youth European Club Competition 2016
    November 27, 2016

    results from competition

  • Discounted MAI Subscriptions
    February 28, 2016

    As a member of the British Aikido Association we are offering you this great deal. Enter your membership number in the offer code box below and we’ll give you a 12 month Dual Pack subscription to Martial Arts Illustrated for just £3.75 a month. That’s a saving of 33%. Don’t miss out! This summer offer expires on 31st August.

    Martial Arts Illustrated Subscription

  • Position Statement
    January 21, 2016

    The Official Position Statement published by the BAA Executive Committee outlining the Associations policy toward International matters dated 15th November 2015 including.

    1. The future of the World Sport Aikido Federation (WSAF).
    2. The membership of ITAF (International Tomiki Aikido Federation) the JAA replacement proposal for TAIN.
    3. The attendance at future international competitions including 2017 options and bidding for the 2019 ITAF International.

  • Congratulations to the BAA at the WSAF/SAF World Championships
    November 9, 2015

    Results in for BAA members at the WSAF/SAF World Championships in The Gold Coast, Australia.

  • The Importance of Insurance
    October 7, 2015

    An explanation of the current insurances available through the Association.


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