Mar 092019

The Kanetsuka family announces with great sadness the loss of Minoru Kanetsuka. He passed away peacefully on Friday 8th March 2019.
The family will be working with the BAF to make arrangements for a memorial service/celebration of life for anyone in the Aikido community wishing to pay their respects, the details of which will be announced once they are finalised.

We ask that the privacy of the Kanetsuka family is respected at this sensitive time.

 Posted by at 22:23
Mar 112018
We are organising a Coach Level 1 course for Shodan and above in Barnt Green area at Ei Mei Kan Dojo.
It is a two day course planned for the 14 and 15 April.
Anyone interested or you know of someone that would be interested please contact myself via email or on 07759711370.
Many thanks.
Stuart Lovering
(British Birankai)
 Posted by at 21:01
Sep 272017

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Aikikai of Great Britain/British Aikido Federation and to celebrate this milestone, I am pleased and proud to announce that we have arranged a course with Hombu dojo-cho, Ueshiba Mitsuteru sensei over the weekend of 19-21 October 2018.  The course will be held at the Leigh Sports Village Centre, Leigh, Manchester.

Further details will be available in the near future but we hope to end the seminar with short demonstrations by each of the JAC organisations.  The weekend will conclude with a demonstration by Waka sensei.

Regards to all,

David Yates

On behalf of the British Aikido Federation National Committee.

 Posted by at 12:26
Oct 172016

Manchester Aikido Club hosts a special Anniversary Course to celebrate

Peter Gillard Sensei – 70th birthday & 50 years in Aikido
David Yates Sensei – 60th birthday

And are pleased to welcome as the guest instructor
Takeshi Yamashima Shihan
(7th Dan So-Hombu)

Saturday 19th November 16 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 20th November 16 10am – 1pm

Fees: £35 weekend or £25 per day (Concessions £25 & £20)

Course Location: Leigh Indoor Sports Centre, Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY

Contact: Rob Yates or Sue Yates

 Posted by at 16:36
Jun 022016

Joint Aikikai Council Annual Seminar 2016

To be hosted by the British Aikido Federation on 2nd July 2016

The seminar will take place at Chester dojo

Housesteads Drive,

Hoole Lane,



Commence 12.45pm, each instructor will give a 40 minute class

£20 for the day Booking in from 12pm

British Birankai will be represented by Joe Curran shihan 6th dan 12.45pm
United Kingdom Aikikai will be represented by Phil Smith shihan 6th dan 1.30pm
Dynamic Aikido Noquet will be represented by John Emmerson shidoin 5th dan 2.15pm
British Aikido Federation will be represented by Colman Glynn shidoin 6th dan 3.30pm
Komyokan Aikido Association will be represented by Jeremy Garmson shidoin 5th dan 4.15pm

Please bring proof of insurance and bokken, jo and tanto.

 Posted by at 20:20
Jan 232016
Joint Aikikai Council’s 2016 AGM – note that we only have seating for 20 people so if more attend it will be standing room only.
Premier Meetings Stoke (Trentham Gardens Premier Inn), Stone Road Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST4 8JG United Kingdom Sunday 10th April 2016 2:00pm start
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
  • Review of 2015 AGM Minutes (attached)
  • Chairman’s report
  • Gen Sec’s report
  • Treasures report.
  • The content will be:
  • Welcome to the Affiliate members (note number of students joining the JAC via this route)

  • Insurance costs for 2016/2017 (cover details or changes/improvements)

  • Membership 2014 versus 2015 (or from JAC inception to date)

  • Plans for, or suggestions for the next JAC course (ie, Invitation to significant Hombu Instructor such as The Dojo Cho or Doshu. Suggestions for dates.)

  • Income 2014 versus 2015 (or from JAC inception to date)

  • AOB

M – Meeting Minutes – JAC 15 Feb 2015-1

 Posted by at 23:10
Jan 092015

JAC AGM for 2pm Sunday 15 February 2015.

The meeting will be taking place at the Haydock Thistle Hotel (Wrexham room) Penny Lane, Haydock WA11 9SG, which is just off the M6 junction 23.

All JAC members are entitled to attend this meeting.

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