2011 was a packed year for both juniors and seniors of the Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club.
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.
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
|January||Sunday 22nd||BAA Squad Training Session||Wolverhampton University|
|February||W/C 30th||Junior Grading||Date to be confirmed|
|Sunday 5th||Senior Kyu Grade Competition||Dartford Judo Centre|
|Friday 10th||Schools break for half term|
|Sunday 26th||National Dan Grading||EIS, Sheffield|
|March||Saturday 3rd||Junior (North) Championship||Bradford – Richard Dunn|
|Sunday 25th||Senior National||EIS, Sheffield|
|April||Sunday 22nd||BAA Squad Training Session||Loughborough|
|May||Thurs 25th to 28th||Spring School||Pensilva, Cornwall|
|June||W/C 4th June||Junior Grading – Lower grades||Date to be confirmed|
|Sunday 10th||Senior Club Competition||Dartford Judo Centre|
|Sunday 24th||BAA Squad Training Session||Loughborough|
|Saturday 30th||Junior National Championship||Bradford – Richard Dunn|
|July||Thurs 19th to 22nd||BAA Summer School||EIS, Sheffield|
|Friday 20th||Schools break for Summer|
|August||Senior European Competition||Date to be confirmed|
|September||Sunday 23rd||BAA Squad Training Session||Loughborough|
|October||W/C 1st October||Junior Grading||Date to be confirmed|
|Friday 12th||Schools break for half term|
|Sunday 28th||BAA Squad Training Session||Loughborough|
|Junior European Competition||Date to be confirmed|
|November||Friday 2nd to 4th||Autumn School||Margate|
|Sunday 18th||BAA Squad Training Session||Loughborough|
|Saturday 24th||Junior (South) Championship||High Wycombe Judo Centre|
Please check the BAA website to confirm the dates for these events.