The 9th International Aikido Tournament was held from Thursday 11th August 2011 until Sunday 14th August 2011 at University Brunel Sports Complex, University Brunel. Approxiamtely 300 Aikidoka from Great Britain, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Belgium, France, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and USA took part in this international tournament.
Phil, Matt, Lee, Garry, Kally, Seb, Bradley and Amardeep competed as members of the BAA GB team. Garrett was a referee for a number of events over the three days. Unfortunately Justin wasn’t able to take part as he was still recovering from his knee operation.
Both Phil and Lee were members of the BAA Squad. Lee was a member of the GB BAA team that won Gold in the Team Randoria event.
The GB BAA team won a number of gold, silver and bronze medals. Full results from the tournament are available on the BAA website.
The GB BAA team also got a mention in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus newspaper.
Here are some pictures from the tournament:
Koryu Goshin no Kata / Dai San event.
Tanto Randoria event.
Here’s Garrett concentrating!
BAA GB Team
The BAA GB Team comprised of Aikidoka from a number of clubs in the UK.
(click to view larger picture)
More pictures are available from Richard Johnson on Flickr