Monday, December 26, 2011

Martin Wilkins - 2nd Dan

Happy Christmas and New Year for 2012 to all in the BKAA

Just to finish 2011 on an very positive note

Martin Wilkins - Swindon dojo
  achieved 2nd Dan on Monday 19th December.

Congratulations go to Martin in this accomplishment.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gradings at Bristol - December 2011

I would like to congratulate Hanna and Pete Lord on achieving their 1st Kyu brown belts at Bristol dojo last night.

Along with them, Simon Daniel also became a 5th Kyu, yellow belt and started his path in Aikido.

Well done to them all and best wishes to the BKAA members as we start the festive season.

We will try to arrange further BKAA meetings in the early New Year.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Members and Gradings

Other things in life have taken my focus away from updating this Blog.

However there have been a few new members over the past months, these include:

Gary Ward
Dan Trathen
Russell Phillips

Lewis Kidd
Steve Rowse

Andrew Simpson

As always if I have missed anybody, let me know and I will amend

Megan Emms achieved her 5th Kyu Yellow belt in Swindon also.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Swindon BKAA Meeting

Just to let all know Derek has booked the Swindon hall for:

Saturday 8th October
10am - 4 pm

Venue address
  Haydon Wick Community Centre
  SN25 1QQ

All BKAA members are welcome, guests will require their own insurance.

An agenda will be planned closer to the time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New members and Gradings

Grading from Colchester on Monday 4th July has seen the following promoted to 1st Dan

  • Paul Mullins - 1st Dan
  • Andrew Harfield - 1st Dan
and Alexander Walsh achieved his  5th kyu

Colchester has more new members and we welcome the following to the BKAA:

  • Steve Ellis
  • Mark Veeley
Bournemouth has another new starter, which I omitted, so my apologies for that.
  • Jadael Martins
The following have just passed their 6th Kyu (Red belt) and congratulations on your beginning step in Aikido.
  • Craig Smith
  • Steve Ellis
  • Mark Veeley
Welcome to the BKAA and your start in Aikido.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Promotions in Bournemouth

For their commitment to the BKAA and the development of Bournemouth dojo, Philippe has awarded the following grades:

  • Jim O'Dywer - 3rd Dan
  • Derek Underwood - 2nd Dan
Both have grown the Bournemouth dojo from it's infancy and developed many students within the BKAA.

Congratulations to both.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New members in June and upcoming Dan grading in Colchester


Welcome to a couple of new members to the BKAA in our Colchester dojo.
  • Will Verrier
  • Craig Smith
Couple of gradings this month and congratulations to both for achieving them:
  • Will Verrier - Colchester - 6th kyu
  • Wes Guile - Selby - 3rd Kyu
Also Colchester are holding a 1st Dan grading on Monday 4th July at 7pm, so anyone who is in the area you are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Gradings - May 2011

Congratulations go to the following BKAA members for their progression

  • Andy Brown - 2nd Kyu - Bournemouth
  • Simon Daniel - 6th Kyu - Bristol
New members this month include:
  • Simon Daniel - Bristol
As usual if I have missed anyone, I will update accordingly.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

1st Dan Grading and New Starters

Congratulations to Alison Osborn, who passed her 1st Dan grading in Swindon today, Sunday 27th March 2011.

Philippe made the journey over to the Swindon dojo and carried out the grading.

Other BKAA gradings include:

  • Betsy Hayward - 4th kyu - Bristol

  • Mike Lister - 5th kyu - Bournemouth
  • Steve Manston - 5th kyu Bournemouth
  • Shan Munks - 6th Kyu - Selby
New members joining the BKAA dojos are:
  • Roberto Oliveira - Bournemouth
  • Shan Munks - Selby
Welcome to you all.

If you have any pictures from other BKAA dojos, then I would be glad to add links to web albums.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Latest Joiners and Gradings

As we swiftly start to move through 2011, I have a couple of grading announcements

  • Tomasz Rak - 3rd kyu - Bournemouth
  • Barry Schultz - 3rd Kyu - Bournemouth
Couple of new members to welcome to the BKAA in the Bournemouth dojo

  • Paul Zawieja
  • Mike Stoodley

If there are any more that I have omitted, let me know and I will add

Friday, February 4, 2011

Swindon meeting - Sunday 27th March

Derek at the Swindon dojo is arranging a grading for some of his members, and therefore has booked the hall there for Sunday 27th March.

It is an open invitation for all BKAA members to attend.

Sunday 27th March  11-4pm

The Haydon Centre,
Haydon Wick,
SN25 1QQ