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 bobyates61@gmail.com or Sue Yates s.yates76@btinternet.com


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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.

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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

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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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Apr 222014

On 11th January 2014 a historic meeting took place at the Holiday Inn Birmingham where representatives of the following Aikido organisations met to ratify their organisations’ departure from the British Aikido Board and coming together under the banner of the Joint Aikikai Council.
British Aikido Federation
British Birankai
Dynamic Aikido Noquet (UKAU)
Komyokan Aikido Associaiton
United Kingdom Aikikai.
The JAC is open to all Aikikai Hombu Dojo recognised groups and will offer Aikikai standard practice in all their dojos.
From 1st February 2014 all members of the above organisations are now members of the JAC.  All organisations will continue to act independently and come together for one course annually.  All insurance will now be administered through the JAC.

JAC Founding Members

Back row: Phil Smith – UKA (JAC Coaching Officer), David Yates – BAF (JAC Treasurer), Steve Beecham – BB, John Emmerson – DAN,  Davinder Bath – BB,
Front Row: Gordon Jones – UKA (JAC Chairman), Guy Needler – UKA (JAC General Secretary), Nick Waites – KAA.

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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
07581 195826


Please bring a packed lunch and drink with you

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