National Courses


Our technical advisors Philippe Voarino Shihan and Francois Chidiac Shihan both visit at least once per year to teach at our National Gasshuku (intensive training) courses here in Great Britain. Generally, all Aikidoka are welcome subject to mat capacity, but BTAF members obtain a significant discount on mat fees.

We have an annual 5-day Summer Uchi-Deshi programme with Philippe Voarino Shihan on Cape Clear Island which is open to BTAF Instructors.

We also have a minimum of two National Courses during the year taught by senior BTAF Instructors.

Our next courses are:

Dates Course Location Teaching
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021 National BTAF Gasshuku (Intensive Training) Swinford, Leicestershire Francois Chidiac Shihan
March 2022 (weekend) National BTAF Course To Be Confirmed Senior BTAF Teachers
Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May 2022 National BTAF Gasshuku (Intensive Training) Swaffham, Norfolk Philippe Voarino Shihan
July 2022 (5 days - tbc) BTAF Uchi-Deshi Gasshuku Cape Clear Island, Ireland Philippe Voarino Shihan
August 2022 (weekend) National BTAF Course To Be Confirmed Senior BTAF Teachers