Founded 1966
World Champions 1995, 2003, 2007 and 2011
The lead body for Sport Aikido in the United Kingdom
BAA Men’s Individual World Champions D Fielding 2003, C Kirkham 2009
BAA Women’s Individual World Champions C Kaur 1997 and L Beardsmore 2011 & 2013
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.

The BAA is a founder member of ETAN (European Tomiki Aikido Network) which is a pan-European organisation for the promotion of Tomiki Aikido.


  • BAA South of the River Seminar 2014
    July 15, 2014

    September 20th & 21st 2014
    Hawkinge Community Centre, nr Folkestone
    Instructors Ken Broome, Bob Jones, John Burn, Shaun Hoddy & Simon Fraser
    Open to members and non-members alike.
    National Dan grading on Saturday.

    For full details see the SOTR 2014 event page

  • Bill Lawrence
    July 5, 2014

    Dear All

    It is with great sadness that the BAA has to announce that Bill Lawrence passed away peacefully on Thursday of this week. He was 95 and a great friend and supporter of Aikido.

    Our thoughts and condolences go to all his family and friends.

    The funeral will be held at March Crematorium, Cambridgeshire on the 11th July at 3.30pm.

    Bob Jones
    BAA Chairman

  • BAA Newsletter - Shizentai, issue 4
    June 17, 2014

    Shizentai 4

    The BAA is pleased to announce the latest edition of its newsletter/journal Shizentai 4.

    In this issue we pay tribute to John Waite and Paul Wildish continues his look at Ohba Hideo. We have content from Eddy Wolput and from Mike Smith, veteran of the BAA traditional wing. We have news from the BAA National Schools, plus we introduce the new BAA Squad Managers. We also have a report and results from the 4th ETAN European Championships in Antwerp.

    Please remember if you would like to contribute to Shizentai in the future, do not hesitate to get in touch via our email address

    Download your copy of Shizentai 4 now.

  • BAA Club Championships
    June 9, 2014

    Flyer and entry forms for the 2014 BAA Club Championships on Sunday 15th June

    BAA Club Competition 2014 Flyer

    BAA Club Competition entry form

  • BAA Summer School North 25th-27th July 2014
    June 1, 2014

    This information is available to download in PDF Format here

    BAA Summer School North 2014
    St Mary’s School
    Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
    LS29 6AE

    Date: Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014
    for Juniors and Seniors
    Times: Daily: 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

    Coaches will include:-
    Konaka San 6th Dan : Bob Jones 7th Dan : V Fairchild 5th Dan
    sessions include, Goshin-ho, Koryu-no-Kata, and free practice

    Both junior and senior Kyu and Dan Grading for BAA members on
    Sunday from 1.30 p.m.
    (Dan Grading fee: £15.00)

    For more information, and to pre-register, please contact the school organiser:
    Mr B Jones Tel 01943 863857:

    Please ensure you sign the register on the day cheques to be made payable to:
    British Aikido Association
    Participants are asked to bring their record book and proof of insurance
    Open to BAA and none BAA members

    Course Fees
    Adults BAA member £25.00 per day
    Adults non-BAA member £35.00 per day
    Under 18s BAA member £15.00 per day
    Under 18s non BAA member £25.00 per day


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