British Aikido FederationSummer School 2018
18th - 25th August
BAF 50th Anniversary Year


The British Aikido Federation, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, 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.


This year we welcome back

Yukimitsu Kobayashi Shihan 7th Dan

as the official representative of Doshu and Hombu Dojo. We sincerely hope that he will again enjoy his time at the BAF Summer School, both on and off the tatami.


Our other headline instructors for 2018 are:

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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