The style continues Tomiki`s Aikido under the structured Shodokan training syllabus incorporating physical education and a competitive sport. Tomiki found this by creating a way for his students to test their skills against each other using randori or `free practice`. This allows players to oppose each others techniques, defending and counter attacking at will. For the Under 18’s this has meant changing the syllabus slightly so that the juniors are clear about what techniques can be used. We have therefore reduced the 17 techniques from the Randori Kata to 10 that we believe are safe for under 18`s to use. Competition practice we have done with our Juniors over the past couple of years has clearly shown the reduction in the number of techniques does not lessen the impact and opportunity at this level of competition . It remains exciting, dynamic and the juniors just want more of it! Competitive Aikido needs this age group to support its future - Sport Aikido GB will provide that structure.