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 [email protected] or Sue Yates [email protected]

 Posted by at 16:36
Apr 242014


Dates for courses with Ian McClarence Sensei this year:
Sat 26th April
Sat 7th June and Sun 8th June
Sat 19th July
Sat 20th Sept and Sun 21st Sept
Sat 25th Oct
Sat 29th Nov and Sun 30th Nov


Saturday sessions are 1pm-4pm, Sundays 10am-1pm, £10 per day or £15 for 2 day course (pay on the day)
Members of all organisations and styles welcome – proof of insurance is required.
Opportunity to grade at Sunday sessions for BAF members.


 Posted by at 16:30
Apr 102014

Joint Aikikai Council
Sunday 13th July 2014
National Aikido Course

JAC Aikido Course 13th July 2014 PDF

Venue Details:
KyuShinKai Martial Arts Centre,
Court Works Industrial Estate,
Bridgenorth Road,


Day Rate £15
Concession £10
U18 £6

Start Time:

Finish Time:

Instruction From:

Guy Needler (5th Dan) United Kingdom Aikikai

Matthew Holland (7th Dan) Scottish Aikido Federation

John Emmerson (5th Dan) Dynamic Aikido Nocquet

Tony Cassells (6th Dan) British Birankai

Nick Waites (6th Dan) Komyokan Aikido Association

DavidYates (5th Dan) British Aikido Federation

Neil Mould
[email protected]
07581 195826


Please bring a packed lunch and drink with you

 Posted by at 10:32