British Aikido FederationSummer School 2019
17th - 24th August


The British Aikido Federation, after successfully celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, invites all students of Aikido to its annual seminar at the University of Chester.

The BAF Summer School is, as always; open to all organisations and groups.


The official representative of Doshu and Hombu Dojo is yet to be confirmed. As soon as details become available they will but updated on this site.


Our other headline instructors for 2019 will be:

Minoru KANETSUKA Shihan 8th Dan
Technical Director BAF

Matthew HOLLAND Shihan 7th Dan
Scottish Aikido Federation Head Instructor.


Additional instruction will be given by other senior instructors of the BAF:

Don MORGAN Shihan 6th Dan
Chief Instructor (Wales) BAF

Ian McCLARENCE Shihan 6th Dan
Chief Instructor (England) BAF

Peter Gillard Shihan 6th Dan 
Ken Marsden
Shihan 6th Dan
Steve Parr 6th Dan Shidoin
Brian Smith 6th Dan Shidoin

Dave Yates 6th Dan Shidoin

In addition to the above, classes will be taken by visiting senior instructors.  Details will be provided during Summer School.

University of Chester

The venue for Summer School, the University of Chester, has been home to this event for many years and provides excellent facilities for both training and relaxing alike.

Historic Chester

While attending Summer School why not take some time out to visit the historic City of Chester, with the city centre only a 5 minute walk from the University campus.

Chester's Roman remains, the city walls, the River Dee and historic galleries of exclusive shops are well known tourist attractions. The City also offers a wide range of activities and venues for lunchtime and evening entertainment.

LocationChester City Centre


Chester University
Exton Park

Contact: Stephen Parr
Tel: +44 (0)1928 723500
Email: Stephen Parr




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