• Hideo Ohba - The Aikido of quiet taste
    January 31, 2018

    Paul Wildish’s article about Hideo Ohba, entitled “The Aikido of quiet taste” is now available to download from our Shizentai Archive page

  • BAA Shizentai Newsletter Issue 11 Available now.
    January 2, 2018

    Visit our Newsletter page for issue 11 of the BAA Magazine Shizentai

  • 2017 WSAF Junior, Youth and Senior World Sport Aikido Open Championships
    December 22, 2016

  • Competitors and Judges at the Third Junior and Youth European Club Competition 2016
    November 27, 2016

    results from competition

  • Discounted MAI Subscriptions
    February 28, 2016

    As a member of the British Aikido Association we are offering you this great deal. Enter your membership number in the offer code box below and we’ll give you a 12 month Dual Pack subscription to Martial Arts Illustrated for just £3.75 a month. That’s a saving of 33%. Don’t miss out! This summer offer expires on 31st August.

    Martial Arts Illustrated Subscription

  • Position Statement
    January 21, 2016

    The Official Position Statement published by the BAA Executive Committee outlining the Associations policy toward International matters dated 15th November 2015 including.

    1. The future of the World Sport Aikido Federation (WSAF).
    2. The membership of ITAF (International Tomiki Aikido Federation) the JAA replacement proposal for TAIN.
    3. The attendance at future international competitions including 2017 options and bidding for the 2019 ITAF International.

  • Congratulations to the BAA at the WSAF/SAF World Championships
    November 9, 2015

    Results in for BAA members at the WSAF/SAF World Championships in The Gold Coast, Australia.

  • The Importance of Insurance
    October 7, 2015

    An explanation of the current insurances available through the Association.

  • Shizentai 6
    August 7, 2015

    Issue 6 of the BAA newsletter Shizentai is available for download now

  • Dudley Osborne
    May 14, 2015

    It is with great sadness that the BAA announces the passing of Dudley Osborne 3 Dan, an honoured Fellow of the Association. He died peacefully in Ashford Hospital on the morning of Tuesday 12 May 2015, aged 86.

    Dudley and I first joined the BAA 31 January 1975, as members of the newly formed Goshinaikikwai, founded by Basil Stephenson. Together with Ian Dunn and other members, Dudley and I took our first kyu grades (5 kyu) in April of the same year. Bill Lawrence and Lesley Hepden were the examiners. Since that time Dudley has never been off the mat and continued to practise up to a week ago. Already in his forties when he came to aikido Dudley was living proof that Tomiki Aikido can be practised with spirit well into late age and keep pace with the young. Dudley became the leader and father figure of the Goshinaikikwai, guiding the club through many changes of location and membership. Recently the Goshinaikikwai held a commemorative training day to celebrate 40 years of the clubs existence. Old members and new were there to share his pleasure in bringing us all together again to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary. Gentle, considerate and always welcoming, Dudley personified the true Budo spirit.

    Paul Wildish,
    BAA Chairman.


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