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.
The BAA is a founder member of ETAN (European Tomiki Aikido Network) which is a pan-European organisation for the promotion of Tomiki Aikido.
- Congratulations to the BAA at the WSAF/SAF World Championships
August 30, 2015
Results in for BAA members at the WSAF/SAF World Championships in The Gold Coast, Australia.
Sent in by BAA Squad Managers (Laura Beardsmore and Paul Carr).
GOLD - Men’s Individual Randori (Jermaine Liburd)
GOLD - Men’s Team Randori (David Fielding, Scott Pearce, Paul Carr, Doyin Ogunbiyi, Fred Kamara)
GOLD - Women’s Team Randori (Laura Beardsmore, Natuley Smalle, Sarah Fletcher)
GOLD - Women’s Individual Randori (Laura Beardsmore)
GOLD - Open Kata (David Fielding, Scott Pearce)
GOLD - Kongo Dan Taisan (David Fielding, Scott Pearce, Doyin Ogunbiyi, Laura Beardsmore, Andrew Rigby, Sarah Fletcher, Fred Kamara)
SILVER - Dan Grade Junanahon (Doyin Ogunbiyi, Natuley Smalle)
SILVER - Women’s Individual Randori (Natuley Smalle)
Congratulations to all participants, very well done indeed.
- South of the River - 26th /27th September 2015
August 17, 2015Genryukan Aikido, Dover is honoured to be hosting the 2015 South Of the River Aikido Seminar. Thankfully this year we again have the wonderful sea views from our venue, the fantastic SAGA Pavilion in Folkestone, and have an exciting programme of Aikido scheduled for the weekend. We are hoping the weekend ticket will provide everyone with amazing value for money. It is an open event, so all are welcome.
InstructorsKen Broome 7th DanShaun Hoddy 6th DanBob Jones 7th DanPaul Wildish 6th DanSouth of the River 2015 – PricingBAA Member Weekend Ticket (Saturday & Sunday) – £30BAA Member Saturday only – £20BAA Member Sunday only – £20
For Non-BAA members, the weekend cost will be £40.Non-Member Saturday only - £25Non-Member Sunday only - £25A BAA National grading will take place on the Saturday afternoon for eligible BAA members. If you intend to take part, please email email@example.com with the candidate details.Accommodation in Folkestone area:
Some local hotelsA larger listVideos from previous South of the River Seminars
- BAA Junior/Youth Development Session
August 12, 2015
Event flyer can be Downloaded here in PDF format
Date/Time: Sunday 4th October 2015
12 noon to 3 p.m.
Holt Park Leisure Centre
Junior development sessions are an opportunity for juniors/youths
aged 5-18 years to train on the same mat with a variety of different
clubs and instructors from around the UK.
Coach: -Sarah Fletcher 2nd Dan, Lee Mazacs 2nd Dan
Laura Beardsmore 1st Dan (TBC)
For more information please contact Sarah Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Fees: £8
- Shizentai 6
August 7, 2015
Issue 6 of the BAA newsletter Shizentai is available for download now
- Message from Paul Bonett
May 19, 2015
I’m doing a bit of a monster charity ride in June, from 1st to 20th, cycling from North Ronaldsay to Paris, playing golf every other day and hoping for some aiki play in Edinburgh, Manchester and Brighton. I hope some of you will come to that and put some money in for the homeless Charity, www.bht.org.uk/services/first-base-day-centre/ (a part of Brighton Housing Trust), for who we are doing this.
But the other thing is golf…yes, golf.
GOLF: We are playing early morning rounds on North Ronaldsay 1st June, Royal Dornoch 3rd, Pitlochry 5th, and Bathgate 7th, Kendal GC 10th, Kings Norton 14th, Wellington College 16th and East Brighton GC 18th. We would love to have golfers wanting to take part in this crazy expedition, support the charity and be a part of a unique event. We have free tee times and would like the golfers to contribute to the charity, hopefully around £50 a head (not any more than a tee time at some of these great courses). Do you have golfing friends or family who would want to take part?
AIKIDO: In addition, on 6th We will be in Edinburgh for Aiki and Thursday 11th in Manchester with Steve Evans. Please pass this on and ask anyone wanting more information or who wants to take part, to contact me email@example.com It would be great to get this support from the aikido fraternity across the UK
Immediately following our golf day in Brighton, we will finish this slightly crazy challenge with a ride from Big Ben to Paris in 36 hours starting midday or just after on 19th, and getting to Paris the evening of the 20th.
Btw, this is on a hybrid, self-supporting (carrying our own gear!)
Paul Bonett – Brighton Ittaikan Aikido Club