Month: July 2019

SummerSchool approaching!

Four weeks to go until the BAF Summer School!

Takeshi Kanazawa Shihan 7th Dan Will Be Representing Doshu And Hombu Dojo alongside BAF senior instructors. As always we will be joined by international Aikidoka and of course our BAF members from all around the UK. Summer School is a great opportunity to improve your Aikido and to meet up and share views about the art.​
We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Course Hilight

Manchester dojo hosted a two day course with Ian McClarence shihan over the weekend of 6/7 July 2019.  The course was split so members of 3rd kyu and above attended on Saturday and Sunday was an open class.  Unfortunately we have no photograph from Saturday, which was extremely well attended with BAF members from all over the North West, South Wales, London area and the North East attending, together with a single Lancashire Aikikai member; 38 in total attended.

McClarence shihan concentrated on basic posture, contact and kokyo-ho on Saturday.

On Sunday there were 22 BAF members attending the course (including 2 people who attended the dojo for the very first time; a bit of a pleasant surprise for them!!) and McClarence shihan worked on taisabaki, posture and basic waza.  The photograph is of the attendees on Sunday.

Overall, a very well attended and informative weekend and all thanks must go to the BAF members who attended for their efforts and of course, McClarence shihan for taking the time to deliver the seminar.