Thank you to all the members of our dojo who attended the BAF summer school 2018 at Chester University. A great time was had by all. Special congratulations for being successful in their tests go to; Umar Saleem 2nd dan Marcin Filip 2nd dan Phil Redfearn 2nd dan Lorraine Gomez 1st kyu John Alarcon 1st […]
Just to remind you that we are training today and on Wednesday evening at our dojo and then we are closed for the duration of summer school. We will not have classes at Stretford on; Friday 17 August Sunday 19 August Wednesday 22 August Friday 24 August We will back in the regular […]
Dear All, The British Aikido Federation summer school 2018 is almost upon us. If you haven’t yet booked (why not??) please do so as soon as you can. Even if you are just going for an odd day here and there but especially if you are staying at Chester University and need accommodation. Steve […]
2018 is an extremely important year in the history of the British Aikido Federation, formerly the Aikikai of Great Britain, as it is the 50th anniversary year. A number of events will take place during the year the highlight of which will be a seminar led by Hombu dojo cho, Ueshiba Mitsuteru sensei. The […]
Many congratulations to Phil Hadfield, who passed his sandan test at summer school 2017 at Chester University. Well done to him and thanks to all dojo members who attended the seminar over the week.
The Five Spirits of Budo 1) Shoshin – Beginner’s Mind This refers to the kind of attitude that you probably had when you first started martial arts. You were excited and eager to learn. You had an attitude of openness, eagerness, and had no preconceptions of how to do your techniques. You just wanted to […]
On a recent trip to Tokyo, I had the pleasure of meeting an Englishman called Mike Williamson, who has lived over there for many years and is married to a Japanese lady, Keiko Yakawa san. Yakawa san is the sister of a man I have trained with for many years in Japan; initially at Mr […]