2012 January Newsletter

2011 was a packed year for both juniors and seniors of the Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club.

2011 Junior South Championship

Juniors took part in all 3 junior championships (National, Northern and Southern) and as always demonstrated a high standard of Aikido – a fitting testament to the commitment and dedication from both juniors and their parents.

Some of the juniors also spent a weekend taking part in the International Junior Aikido Training Camp that was held at the Sportscentre Bloso – Netepark in Herentals, Belgium.

9th International Aikido Tournament 2011

Seniors took part in the 9th International Aikido Tournament held at Brunel University as members of the BAA Team. They competed against teams from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the USA.

Both Lee and Phil were members of the BAA first team.

Overall, the BAA Team won a “shed load” of medals at this tournament.

Unfortunately, Lee isn’t able to continue to coach at our club. Lee now coaches at his club in Huddersfield.

2012 again has a full year of events for both juniors and seniors – there’s even a possibility of a Junior European Competition!

Hopefully you’ve had an enjoyable Christmas break – but are now ready for some hard work!

Instructors at Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club (January 2012)

Summary of 2012 Events

This is a summary of the 2012 events. As the dates are subject to change, please verify the dates on either the 2012 Competitions and other events page or the BAA website.

MonthDateEventComment
JanuarySunday 22ndBAA Squad Training SessionWolverhampton University
FebruaryW/C 30thJunior GradingDate to be confirmed
Sunday 5thSenior Kyu Grade CompetitionDartford Judo Centre
Friday 10thSchools break for half term
Sunday 26thNational Dan GradingEIS, Sheffield
MarchSaturday 3rdJunior (North) ChampionshipBradford – Richard Dunn
Sunday 25thSenior NationalEIS, Sheffield
AprilSunday 22ndBAA Squad Training SessionLoughborough
MayThurs 25th to 28thSpring SchoolPensilva, Cornwall
JuneW/C 4th JuneJunior Grading – Lower gradesDate to be confirmed
Sunday 10thSenior Club CompetitionDartford Judo Centre
Sunday 24thBAA Squad Training SessionLoughborough
Saturday 30thJunior National ChampionshipBradford – Richard Dunn
JulyThurs 19th to 22ndBAA Summer SchoolEIS, Sheffield
Friday 20thSchools break for Summer
AugustSenior European CompetitionDate to be confirmed
SeptemberSunday 23rdBAA Squad Training SessionLoughborough
OctoberW/C 1st OctoberJunior GradingDate to be confirmed
Friday 12thSchools break for half term
Sunday 28thBAA Squad Training SessionLoughborough
Junior European CompetitionDate to be confirmed
NovemberFriday 2nd to 4thAutumn SchoolMargate
Sunday 18thBAA Squad Training SessionLoughborough
Saturday 24thJunior (South) ChampionshipHigh Wycombe Judo Centre

Please check the BAA website to confirm the dates for these events.