Apr 122018

Spring Course on May 5th – May 6th
at Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre,
Valley Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 7EJ England

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan so Hombu
And Guest Instructors
Nick Waites Sensei, 6th Dan so Hombu

Course Times:
Saturday 5th May 11:00-13:00 14:15 – 16:15
Sunday 6th May 11:00-13:00 14:15-16:15

Weekend Price:
£48 Adult
£30 Concessions
£15 Juniors
One Day price:
£36 Adult
£20 Concessions
£10 Juniors
Paying on the day incurs £5 surcharge
Evening meal:
£14.00 Two courses – starter and main
£18.00 Three courses – starter, main and dessert

Further info can be seen on the KAA website: http://kaa.aikido.co.uk/events/event/aikido-spring-course-2018/

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
Apr 252017

Saturday3rd June 2017

Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre
Valley Road
CH41 7EJ

1200-1245 DAN: John Emmerson 5th Dan Shidoin
1250-1335 BAF: Brian Smith 6th Dan Shidoin
1335-1420 LUNCH
1420-1505 BB: Tony Cassells 6th Dan Shihan
1510-1555 UKA: Gordon Jones 7th Dan Shihan
1600-1645 KAA: Terry Ezra 7th Dan Shihan


BOOKING: Just turn up & pay on the day.

REGISTRATION: 11.15 on-wards.

WEAPONS: Please bring Bokken, Jo, and Tanto

INSURANCE: Please bring proof of insurance (insurance can be provided on the day for £5)

LUNCH: There is a Tesco (with a cafeteria) next to the Sports Centre if required.


Komyokan Dojo 0151 652 1526, email secretary@aikido.co.uk

Wirral Leisure Services 0151 666 4140 (Ask for Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre)

DIRECTIONS: Please see maps for directions to Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre and Komyokan Dojo.

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


 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