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 the British Aikido Board (BAB) and of ETAN (European Tomiki Aikido Network) which is a pan-European organisation for the promotion of Tomiki Aikido.
- South of the River 2013
May 17, 2013
This year’s BAA South of the River Seminar is to be held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend
Tickets for the whole weekend are £15 for BAA Members, £20 for Non members. The Junior’s programme is free of charge.
The instructors we have for the weekend are;
Ken Broome 7th Dan
Bob Jones 7th Dan
Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan
Paul Bonett 5th Dan
- Grading Policy Notice
May 16, 2013
With increasing international complexity and potential confusion the British Aikido Association wishes to clarify its revised grading policy that will take effect from 1 August 2013.
The full grading policy clarification is available to download here (in PDF Format)
- BAA Spring School 2013
May 7, 2013
Winchester Lido Sports Centre
Church Lane (Off Worthy Lane)
Date: Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2013
Times: Daily: 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Coaches will include; Paul Wildish, Lesley Hepden, Danielle Jones, Nicole Anson, Bob Jones
Grading: BAA members on Monday from 1.30 p.m. (Dan Grading fee: £15.00) For those wishing to take a junior grade, the examination will take place on Monday am as part of normal training.
Coaching unit: Sunday : BAB Level 2: Communication 1.00-4.00
For more information, and to pre-register, please contact the school organiser:
Mr F Burgess Tel 01962 883282: Mb 07734 325 838: email@example.com
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 as proof of current membership and insurance
Adults BAA member £15.00 per day
Adults non-BAA member £20.00 per day
Coach award Over 18s only £15.00 (this will also give access to rest of the day)
Under 18s BAA member £10.00 per day
Under 18s non BAA member £15.00 per day
- BAA Newsletter - Shizentai, Issue 1
May 1, 2013
The BAA is pleased to announce the launch of its newsletter/journal Shizentai. The newsletter will carry reports, technical features, articles on Tomiki Aikido history and reports of club activities. We hope this first issue will interest you and encourage you to contribute to Shizentai in the future. We expect to be able to publish our next issue in August before the International Championships taking place in September in Japan. Please download your copy now.
Paul Wildish 6 Dan, Vice Chairman BAA, Shizentai Editor
- Video page update
April 26, 2013
We have added some videos from the 2011 International Aikido Festival.