Garrett Baxter has been the principle coach of Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club since 1995.

In this short video, Garret explains why he started training in Aikido and why he’s continued to be motivated to coach Aikido for over 35 years.

Dojo locations

Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club holds Aikido classes for both juniors (6 – 15 yrs) and seniors (16+ yrs) each week at these locations.

Sedberg Sports and Leisure Centre

Cleckheaton Road,
Low Moor,
BD12 0HQ


  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm : Juniors/Youth (6-15 yrs)
  • 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm : Youth (13+) / Seniors (16+ yrs)
  • 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm : Seniors (16+ yrs)

Kents Gym

80 Undercliffe Road,


  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm : Juniors/Youth (6-15 yrs)
  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm : Seniors (16+ yrs)

Mat Fees

Our mat fees are as follows, payable for each session attended.

  • Juniors – £5.50
  • Seniors – £7.00

BAA Membership

There is no membership fee to join the club, but personal annual membership for the British Aikido Association (BAA) is required for insurance purposes.

Note : The BAA Membership fee is included as part of the mat fee.

The BAA membership rates (as of 1st Jan 2019) are as follows:

  • £25 : Junior (aged below 18 years of age)
  • £25 : Concessionary (unemployed/full-time education/over 60)
  • £35 : Seniors (aged 18 years of age and above).

Further details of the BAA annual membership rates are available on the BAA membership web page.


Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club follows the BAA Grading Syllabus.

Junior grading

Are held approximately 3 times a year, but this does depend on what the competitions and events have been arranged. Junior grading fee is the standard mat fee, there is no additional charge.

Senior grading

Are held throughout the year as required, with the grading fee being just the standard mat fee. Seniors can attend grading organised by a community of clubs; in which case the grading fee is set by the club organising the grading.

Dan grading

Are organised in by the BAA, with the grading fee is set by the BAA. Currently, there is no requirement for a Dan grade to complete an Annual Assessment Grading. However, promotion to 2nd, 3rd etc Dan Grades, requires the candidate to show they have been practicing consistently for the required number of years.

You can find details of upcoming Junior, Senior and Dan grading on our events page.