2017 International Aikido Festival in Akita, Japan

The 12th International Aikido Festival was held in Akita, Japan, the birthplace of Tomiki Sensei and Oba Sensei. The host for this international festival was the Japan Aikido Association. Club members were part of the British Aikido Association (BAA) GB Team that competed at this international festival. For them, this was the first time they had been to an international … Continue reading “2017 International Aikido Festival in Akita, Japan”

WSAF – 2017 Junior, Youth, Cadet and Senior World championships

The Worldwide Sport Aikido Federation (WSAF) Junior, Youth, Cadet and Senior World championships were held in August 2017, at the University of East London – SportsDock. The WSAF is an organisation solely dedicated to providing space for open, fair, competitive Aikido according to the design and spirit of Kenji Tomiki Shihan. Over 200 Aikidoka from Great Britain, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, … Continue reading “WSAF – 2017 Junior, Youth, Cadet and Senior World championships”

2017 BAA Junior Nationals

This year’s BAA Junior National Championship was the 40th Anniversary of the BAA Junior National championship. The championship was held on Sunday 28th June at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, with Junior Aikidoka from Bradford, Leeds, Garforth/Wetherby & Harrogate (Yon Ju Hachi Aikdo), Manchester (Renshinkan Aikido Club), Sheffield and Dublin taking part in this championship. The Championship team trophy was … Continue reading “2017 BAA Junior Nationals”

2017 BAA Junior Open (North)

The 2017 BAA Junior Open (North) were on Saturday 11th March at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, with over 100 Junior Aikidoka taking part from clubs in Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Yon Ju Hachi (Boston Spa Aikido Club). The overall team trophy was awarded to Leeds Central Aikido Club.

2016 Junior/Youth European Championships

The 3rd Junior/Youth European Tournament was held over the weekend of 29th October at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Sheffield, with over 150 junior and youth Aikidoka from clubs in Bradford, Dublin (Ireland), Leeds, Renshinkan (Manchester), Sheffield, Tanseikan (London), Yon Ju Hachi (Boston Spa Aikido Club) and Russia. Over the weekend, all the juniors demostrated awesome aikido, sportsmanship and … Continue reading “2016 Junior/Youth European Championships”