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”

11th TAIN International Festival (2015 Aikido World Championships)

The 11th TAIN International Festival (2015 Aikido World Championships) was held in Fiesch, Switzerland and was hosted by Tomiki Aikido Switzerland – Amicale Aikido Bex. Aikidoka from Belgium, Brazil, France, Georgia, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and USA took part in this international festival. The BAA team won a number of gold, silver and bronze medals. Full results from the … Continue reading “11th TAIN International Festival (2015 Aikido World Championships)”

Japan 2013 : Youtube Clips

These are some clips posted on Youtube from the 10th International Tournament that was held in Kawasaki City, Japan. Slideshow for the 10th Interantional Tournament. Posted by the (NPO) Japan Aikido Association. Randori “effective” techniques This is a collection of “effective” techniques used by various Aikidoka during this tournament. Men’s Randori Final Norihiro Shimada ((Tomon Aikidokai/Japan) vs Junji Konaka (Ryokokai/Japan) … Continue reading “Japan 2013 : Youtube Clips”

Japan 2013 : Phil wins silver

Fantastic news from the 10th International Tournament (Kawasaki City, Japan) where Phil won Silver as part of the the 5 man BAA Randori Team. Although Seb wasn’t wasn’t able to win a medal, he and Phil did reach the semi-finals of the Dan Junanahon event, which was a great achievement. These are the results for the BAA team that overall … Continue reading “Japan 2013 : Phil wins silver”

Japan 2013 : Ramey vs. Shimada Randori bout

This is the Randori bout between Josh Ramey (2011 International Randori Champion) and Norihiro Shimada at the 10th International Tournament held in Kawasaki City, Japan. As there are no weight categories in Aikido randori, it’s possible for a much shorter and lighter Aikidoka (Norihiro Shimada) to come up against a much taller and heavier Aikidoka (Josh Ramey). But being taller/heavier … Continue reading “Japan 2013 : Ramey vs. Shimada Randori bout”

Japan 2013 : Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd

On Friday 20th September, Bob Jones Sensei (UK – Leeds) used Phil as his “uke” for his seminar on Aikido. Phil looked slightly worried and he had every reason as Bob throw Phil over his shoulder! Saturday saw the start of the competitive events for 10th International Tournament, with the qualifying rounds completing on Sunday 22nd September. In total there … Continue reading “Japan 2013 : Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd”

Japan 2013 : Friday 20th Sept

Friday 20th was Aikido seminar day at the 10th International Tournament (Kawasaki City, Japan). The venue for the tournament is the Kawasaki City Gymnasium. The day’s seminars were given by Eddy Wolput Sensei (Belgium), Frits van Gulick Sensei (Netherlands), Bob Jones Sensei (UK – Leeds), Aleksei Shchepikhin Sensei (Russia), Ken Broome Sensei (England) and Loi Ah Lee Sensei (England). Click … Continue reading “Japan 2013 : Friday 20th Sept”