There will be a demonstration and taster session in the Martial Arts
Room on Level 1 of the Students' Union on Tuesday 4 October,
18:30 - 20:00.
If you can't get to this session, come along to any of our regular classes.
Booking is now open for this year's BAF Summer School at the University of Chester, 1-8 August.
Guest instructor Takeshi Kanazawa shihan (7th Dan) from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, as well as our own Kanetsuka shihan (8th Dan) and BAF and SAF senior instructors..
Ask Alex if you would like any more details.
We are delighted to report that Neil Hamilton-Fairley, Philip Wiles and Simon Faverio Bravo all passed their 6th Kyu grading examination at the weekend. Congratulations!
After the success of the joint grading class in Oxford last year, we have agreed to repeat this again this year.
Peter Megann (6th Dan, BAF Shidoin) and Southampton Aikikai Chief Instructor Alex Megann (5th Dan, BAF Shidoin) will be leading the class and the examination.
It will be held at the Oxford University Dojo, Oxford University Sports Centre, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EQ
Saturday 7 February 2015, 10 am - 12.30 pm
Grading examination for 6th-4th Kyu will be held. If you would like to grade, let Alex know in advance. Please bring your BAF book and your grading form.
We are fast approaching the end of the University term, so here are the details of classes over the next month or so.
- Tuesday 9 December: Class starting at 6.30 pm as usual, but finishing early so we can go to Baan Thai for our Christmas meal
- Thursday 11 December: Class 7.30-8.30 am as usual
- Friday 12 December: Class 5.00-6.30 pm as usual
- Tuesday 16 December: Class 6.30-7.45 pm
- Thursday 18 December: No class
- Friday 19 December: No class
- Friday 2 January: No class
- Tuesday 6 January: Class 6.30-8.00 pm as usual
- Thursday 8 January: Class 7.30-8.30 am as usual
- Friday 9 January: Class 5.00-6.30 pm as usual
George will be in charge of the Aikido Club stand at the Bunfight on Wednesday 24 September in the Jubilee Sports Hall from 9 until 5. Come and talk to our students about aikido and the club!
There will be two more Tuesday evening classes before the summer break, on 29 July and 5 August, both 6:00 - 7.45 pm (note the earlier starting time for both classes).
We will reconvene on Tuesday 2 September. Hope to see you soon!
This will be held at Chester University, 19-16 August.
Visiting Instructor (representing Aikikai Hombu Dojo): Yukimitsu KOBAYASHI Shihan 7th Dan.
Resident Instructor: Minoru KANETSUKA Shihan 7th Dan, BAF Technical Director
Guest Instructors: Matthew HOLLAND Shihan 7th Dan, Scottish Aikido Federation
For more information or to book your place, go to the Summer School website
Classes for the summer will be held as follows until the start of September 2014:
- Tuesday: 6.30-7.45 in the Martial Arts Room until 29 July
- Thursday: No classes
- Friday: Last class on 27 June
Grading class with Peter Megann (6th Dan, BAF Shidoin) and Alex
Megann (5th Dan, BAF Shidoin)
at the Oxford University Dojo, Oxford University Sports Centre, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EQ
Saturday 15 February 2014, 10 am - 12.30 pm
Grading examination for 6th-4th Kyu will be held.
If you would like to grade, let Alex know in advance. Please bring your BAF/BUAF book and your grading form.