9th International Aikido Tournament 2011

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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:

Embu event.

Phil and Matt: Embu
Phil and Matt

Seb and Bradley: Embu
Seb and Bradley
Amardeep and Kally : Embu
Amardeep and Kally

Koryu Goshin no Kata / Dai San event.

Lee and Bradley: Koryu Goshin no Kata / Dai San
Lee and Bradley: Koryu Goshin no Kata / Dai San
Seb and Amardeep: Koryu Goshin no Kata / Dai San
Seb and Amardeep: Koryu Goshin no Kata / Dai San

Tanto Randoria event.

Phil : Tanto Randori
Phil : Tanto Randori
Matt : Tanto Randori
Matt : Tanto Randori
Garry : Tanto Randori
Garry : Tanto Randori
Lee : Tanto Randori
Lee : Tanto Randori

Referee

Here’s Garrett concentrating!

Garrett : Referee
Garrett : Referee

BAA GB Team

The BAA GB Team comprised of Aikidoka from a number of clubs in the UK.

2011 International : BAA Team

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More pictures are available from Richard Johnson on Flickr