2020 BAA National Champoinships – Juniors & Seniors

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9:00 am - 4:30 pm

English Institute of Sport
Coleridge Road
S9 5DA


  • Seniors: 9.00 – 9:15 a.m. To start promptly at 9.30 a.m.
  • Juniors: 9:30 a.m. To start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

All competitors must hold a current BAA licence and bring it for registration on the day. SAUK members and other non BAA Aikidoka are encouraged to enter and should bring proof of their association membership and insurance to participate.

Entry Fees

  • Junior competitors:
    • £12.00 BAA member
    • £14.50 Non-BAA member
  • Senior competitors:
    • £25.00 BAA Members (£12 14-17 yrs)
    • £30.00 Non BAA Members (£14.50 14-17yrs)

Closing date for entries

Entries to be submitted by Saturday 14th March 2020.

For the Junior competition, any entries received after this date will not be processed and additions on the day not allowed.

Junior Events

Under 8 Years (4 to 7 yrs old)
  • Randori-no-Kata 1-5
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori
Under 10 years (8 to 9 yrs old)
  • Randori-no-Kata 1-10
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori
Under 12 years (10 to 11 yrs old)
  • Randori-no-Kata 1-14
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori
Under 14 years (12 to 13 yrs old)
  • Randori-no-Kata 1-14
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori
Under 16 years (13 to 15 yrs old)
  • Randori-no-Kata 1-14
  • Open Kata
  • Tanto Kakarigeiko
  • Ninindori
  • Tanto avoidance

PLEASE NOTE: All Kata will be run on a knock-out flag system. Judging of Tanto Kakarigeiko and Ninindori will remain as previously via the points system.

Senior Events

Embu events

Competitors aged 14 years and over. Competitors can enter up to two of the three senior Embu events.

Junanahon 1-17Kyu Grade
Tanto Junanahon 1-17Dan Grade only
Goshin No Kata, 1-16Any Grade
Jiyu Embu/Open Kata (No weapons)Kyu Grade
Jiyu Embu/Open Kata (No weapons)1st Kyu and above
Ninin doriKyu Grades only
Ninin dori1st Kyu and above

*1st Kyu’s can only enter one Ninindori event and one Open kata event.

Randori events

Competitors aged 18 years and over.

Women’s individual Tanto Randori1st Kyu and above
Men’s individual Tanto Randori1st Kyu and above
Women’s individual Kyu Tanto RandoriAny Kyu Grade
Men’s individual Kyu Tanto RandoriAny Kyu Grade
Women’s Cadet Tanto RandoriAny Grade
Men’s Cadet Tanto RandoriAny Grade
Tanto Taisabaki (14-17 years, male & female)Any Grade

* 1st Kyu grades can only enter one Tanto Randori event
* Cadets are aged 16-19 years.

Trophy awards

Club Team Trophy awards for under 18’s and seniors (over 18 years)

Event notices

View 2020 Junior National Championships (pdf).

View 2020 Senior Nationals (pdf) .