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.
- 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
- Bill Lawrence
July 5, 2014
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.
- BAA Newsletter - Shizentai, issue 4
June 17, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BAA Club Championships
June 9, 2014
Flyer and entry forms for the 2014 BAA Club Championships on Sunday 15th June