We had a very successful summer school. Our members who passed grading tests were: Arkadiusz Majdanski – 6th kyu Maxime Herbaut – 1st kyu Mihail Petrov – Shodan Nigel Kay – Sandan Marcin Filip – Sandan Additionally, Martin Beddington and Ian Harris were recommended for promotion to shodan at the Kagami Biraki ceremony to be […]
As a result of the British Aikido Federation summer school taking place at Chester University, our dojo will be closed for that week. The last class before summer school is Wednesday 2nd August. We will be closed on Friday 4th, Sunday 6th, Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th August. We will resume training at Stretford on […]
We have been informed of the sad passing of Terry Ezra shihan, the head instructor of Komyokan Aikido Association. He passed away after a long illness. Ezra shihan was previously a senior instructor and chairman of the British Aikido Federation before establishing the KAA in 1999. Our sincere condolences got to his wife, Petra, his […]
Congratulations to Max Kebe, who received his sandan certificate, Denham Phipps and Wai Yeung who both received shodan certificates from Ian McClarence shihan at the course at Wa Go Kan dojo on 22 November 2022.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the very first British Aikido Federation junior shodan grade was awarded to Hannah Sherratt from our dojo in Manchester at the course with Ian MCClarence shihan on 27 November 2022. Hannah has trained since she was 5 years old, initially in Lanzarote and from the age of […]
On 27 November 2022, Wa Go Kan dojo were pleased to hold a course with Ian McClarence shihan. The event was extremely well attended, with practitioners from many dojos throughout the UK attending. This made for a very enjoyable seminar with people training with people they had never met before. The course was followed by […]
I am pleased to announce that on Sunday 27th November 2022 Ian McClarence shihan, senior instructor for the BAF in England will be delivering a one day course of instruction at our dojo. The class will be between 10am – 1pm and a grading test for any eligible BAF member candidates will be held after […]
The dojo will be closed for one day on Sunday 9th October 2022. The Manchester half marathon is being run and the route goes along Chester Road (A56) so all the surrounding roads will be closed, making it impossible to get to the dojo. All classes as per normal until that date. Thank you.
The first BAF summer school for 3 years was held at Chester University between 7-12 August 2022. It was fantastic to get together with everyone from different dojos and the training with Kanazawa sensei from Hombu Dojo and all the BAF senior instructors, was great. We had success in the grading tests; Sunny Raftery – […]