The British Takemusu Aikido Federation (B.T.A.F) was founded in February 2014 as the officially recognised British branch of the International Takemusu Aikido Federation (I.T.A.F).
|Membership Type : Full Member|
B.T.A.F. remains true to the teaching, spirit and beliefs of the founder of Aikido and seeks to practise faithfully the Aikido created by him when the art reached its most achieved expression between 1940 and 1960.
We respect and preserve the methodology and pedagogy of Ueshiba O`Sensei`s Aikido incorporating the three fields of study; the spear, sword and empty-hand.
As well as the complete system of Ri-Ai we focus on the foundation elements and principles of Aikido with the practice of technique being merely a vehicle to aid this understanding.
Our technical advisor is Philippe Voarino who was a direct student to both Sensei`s Nobuyoshi Tamura and Morihiro Saito. Philippe Voarino was a long time uchi-deshi (live-in student) of Morihiro Saito Sensei who was the founder`s longest serving student and was awarded the title of Shihan (master teacher) by him.
|Association Website : http://www.itaf-international.org|
|Email the British Takemusu Aikido Federation Chairman : Jeffrey Goodwin|
|Email the British Takemusu Aikido Federation Vulnerable Adult & Child Safety Officer : Shona Jones|
Avon & Swift Aikido Dojo, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
West Cumbria Aikido, St Bees, Whitehaven, Cumbria
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