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 Junior Open South 2014
    October 13, 2014

    Date: Saturday 22nd November 2014
    Venue: High Wycombe Judo Centre,
    Barry Close,
    High Wycombe
    HP12 4UE
    Under 8s, 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s MUST be on the mat ready to begin at 9.30 a.m.
    and report straight to the Sports Hall for registration
    Entry Fee: £10.00 per person

    Entries to be submitted by Saturday 8th November 2014
    Please use forms provided to speed up administration for the day
    All entrants must hold current BAA membership and bring proof, with their Record Book, on the day.

    For more details see event flyer here

    Entry forms are available to download here in MS Word format

    For any other information please contact Sarah Fletcher –

  • BAA Autumn School 2014
    September 24, 2014

    The event poster can be downloaded here in PDF format

    British Aikido Association Autumn School
    8th & 9th November 2014
    Herne Bay Judo and Martial Arts Centre
    Shogun Aikido Kai
    Station approach
    Herne Bay
    Kent  CT6 5QJ

    Lesley Hepden 7 Dan
    Phil Newcombe 7 Dan
    Tony Davis 5 Dan
    Nicole Anson 4 Dan

    Sessions Include:-
    Dai Ni, Traditional Aikido
    Application of Basics in Competition

    Grading: Saturday 8th November at 17.30 (approx)
    For Kyu and Dan grades
    (Dan Grading fee: £15)

    Terry Gibb will deliver a Coach Level 1 course over the 2 days for 1st Kyu and above

    For those registering for grading please email details to:-

    Tickets can also be purchased via PayPal here.

    BAA member £20 per day


    Non BAA £30 per day


    Weekend ticket BAA £35


    Non BAA £55

    Under 18 BAA member £15 per day

    Under 18 Non BAA member £20 per day


    Weekend ticket BAA £25


    Non BAA £35


    Dan Grading £15


    Level 1 Coaching Course £25

  • South of the River Photos
    September 24, 2014

    We have received notice from our photographers DE PHOTO, that the photos from the BAA South of the River 2014 event are now viewable on line.

    BAA South of the River 2014 – Photo Gallery

  • South of the River 2014 - Pre order tickets
    September 8, 2014

    You can now pre order 2014 South of the River event tickets for 20th-21st September on our site via Paypal.

    You can also, order a limited edition South of the River polo shirt for pickup at the event.
    Visit the 2014 South of the River event page for more details.

  • 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


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