Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 Gradings

To let all BKAA members know how people throughout the Association are progressing I will begin adding gradings as I see them come through, however to get those that I have recieved in 2009, here is a list, if there are omissions let me know and I will correct accordingly.

In 2010, I will also start adding New Members as they come in. Currently the Association is about 100 members in total and dojos are listed on the BKAA website

Gradings for 2009

Mark Reinisch - Finsbury - 2nd Dan

Karl Sherman - Selby - 4th Kyu
David Findley - Finsbury - 2nd Dan
David Shryane - Finsbury - 2nd Dan
Oleg Lideikis - Finsbury - 1st Dan

Chris Walker - 5th kyu
Andy Turner - 2nd kyu
Steve Roe - 5th kyu
Edwin Helder - 5th kyu
Mark Gibson - 5th kyu
Martin Allbright - 5th kyu

Adrian Ward - Selby - 1st kyu
Andrew Smith - Selby - 1st kyu

Paul Castle - Selby - 1st Dan
Duncan Goodall - Colchester - 3rd Dan
Lloyd North - Colchester - 3rd Dan
Justin Cowley - Colchester - 3rd Dan
Andrew Adams - Colchester - 3rd Dan

Dug Wolfsohn - Swindon - 2nd kyu
Alison Osborn - Swindon - 1st kyu
Tomasz Raz - Bournemouth - 5th kyu
Luke Marsh - Bournemouth - 5th kyu
Tangy Nethercott - Bournemouth - 1st Dan

Nigel Hughes - Orpington - 5th kyu
Adam Hughes - Orpington - 5th kyu
Ultan McCarthy - Orpington - 5th kyu
Slawek Jaloszynski - Finsbury - 5th kyu
Geoffrey Leader - Finsbury - 3rd Dan
Zoe Reeves - Bristol - 4th kyu

Jonathan Wilton - Bournemouth - 5th kyu
Simon Jeffery - Bournemouth - 5th kyu

Simon Grimes - Orpington - 1st Dan
Andy Brown - Bournemouth - 3rd kyu

Hopefully I have listed all those that have graded in 2009 and I wish you all an enjoyable 2010.
Hope to see many of you at the BKAA Seminars in Bath in March and October.

Swindon dojo are holding an afternoon event on Saturday 23rd January from 1-4pm and all BKAA members are welcome. Please visit either the BKAA or Swindon website for address.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

BKAA Newsletter

Welcome to the First BKAA Newsletter

The British Ki Aikido Assocation (BKAA) is a martial arts group that practices in dojos throughout the UK and holds regular seminars in the Spring and Autumn to get all together.

Going into the new decade and 2010 I will be bringing news of events and members grading successes to this blog.

In the next few days I will also run through all the gradings that have taken place in 2009 and list those members who have achieved advancement in Aikido in the last year.

A couple of dates to remember for 2010 are for the BKAA Seminars at the University of Bath.
  • Saturday 13th March 2010 11.30am-5.30pm
  • Sunday 14th March 2010 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Saturday 9th October 2010 11.30am-5.30pm
  • Sunday 10th October 2010 10.30am-1.30pm
I will update with possible changes of times and details of the proposed agendas asap.