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B.A.F National Committee - Important News British Aikido Board

To all B.A.F members,

You may have seen a communication recently put out by Keith Holland, acting chairman of the British Aikido Board, in which he is heavily critical of the groups, including the BAF, who have left the BAB and formed the JAC.

This has caused some angst amongst a small number of our members, resulting a number of emails to myself and other members of the national committee, requesting clarification of our position re insurance, CRB checks etc.  Can I assure you that Mr Holland's letter contains a number of inaccuracies and in some instances, absolute misinformation.

Can I please direct you to the JAC website ( where you will see an open letter from the JAC chairman, Gordon Jones, responding to Mr Holland's letter.  This addresses all the points raised by Mr Holland.  I can assure you everything is in place for the administration of the JAC and we will go from strength to strength in the promotion of Hombu aikido in unity and harmony.

Dave Yates

BAF vice chairman.