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.


  • Rising Dawn 2015, Dublin
    March 16, 2015

  • Junior Open Championship (North) 2015
    March 14, 2015

    A successful day at the BAA Junior Open North competition. Congratulations to everyone who took part!

  • BAA Junior Open Championship (North) 2015
    March 10, 2015

    British Aikido Association
    Junior Open Championship (North) 2015

    These details are available to download here in PDF Format

    Venue: Richard Dunn Sports Centre
    Rooley Avenue, Bradford,
    West Yorkshire
    BD6 1EZ
    Tel: 01274 307822

    Date: Saturday 14th March 2015

    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


    Under 8 Years
    Randori-no-Kata 1-5
    Tantō Kakarigeiko

    Under 10 years
    Randori-no-Kata 1-10
    Tantō Kakarigeiko

    Under 12 years
    Randori-no-Kata 1-14
    Tantō Kakarigeiko

    Combined event (12’s only): Tantō avoidance

    Under 14 years
    Randori-no-Kata 1-14
    Tantō Kakarigeiko

    Under 16 years
    Randori-no-Kata 1-17
    Open Kata
    Tantō Kakarigeiko

    Combined event (under 14 and under 16 years): Tantō avoidance

    PLEASE NOTE: All Kata will be run on a knock-out flag system. Judging of Tantō Kakarigeiko and Ninindori will remain as previously.

    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.
    Please submit entry forms and fees (by cheque, payable to British Aikido Association) to:
    Sarah Fletcher, 70 Hazelcroft, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 3TH
    Email: Mobile: 07823 325 155
    Directions to venue:
    Use left hand lane and take slip road at the top of the M606 to join the roundabout. Take second left onto Rooley Avenue. Take the road all the way to the top to join the roundabout. Take the 6th exit to join Rooley Avenue in the opposite direction. Approximately 200 meters on Rooley Avenue turn left for Richard Dunn car park.

  • New BAA Merchandise
    March 4, 2015

    We are pleased to announce a new range of BAA branded merchandise.
    For more information and to make a purchase, please visit the BAA online Shop

  • BAA Winter School (North) 2015
    January 11, 2015

    The event poster can be downloaded here in PDF format

    British Aikido Association Winter School North
    31st January & 1st February 2015
    English Institute of Sport (Sheffield)
    Coleridge Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 5DA

    Confirmed Teachers
    Bob Jones 7th Dan, Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan, Paul Carr 3rd Dan

    Please note
    This course is open to BAA and non BAA members
    Members must bring their BAA record book
    All participants are required to show proof of insurance

    Course Fees
    Adults BAA member £20.00 per day
    Adults non-BAA member £25.00 per day

    Under 18s BAA member £15.00 per day
    Under 18s non BAA member £20.00 per day

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

    Both senior Kyu and Dan for BAA members on Sunday from 2.30 p.m.
    (Dan Grading fee: £15.00)
    For those registering for grading please email details to:-


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