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The B.A.F maintains the closest ties with the Aikido World Headquarters. Its Technical Advisor was Shihan Masatake Fujita (8th Dan) from Hombu (Headquarters) Dojo, who is now sadly deceased. Regular visits are made by senior Japanese Aikikai instructors to conduct B.A.F courses. Thus a wholly orthodox, traditional approach to Aikido teaching is maintained. All Dan grades awarded within the B.A.F receive certificates signed by the Head of the World Aikido Movement, Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, and are registered with the International Aikido Federation. Enjoying close links with numerous Aikido organisations all over the world (Kanetsuka Sensei is also Technical Director of seven national organisations abroad and gives frequent courses throughout Europe), the B.A.F has a truly international dimension and lies very much in the mainstream of Aikido development.