BRITISH AIKIDO ASSOCIATION
(BAA). A British aikido organization consisting primarily of TOMIKI AIKIDO schools, formed in 1966 with the encouragement of Riki KOGURE, which consists of about 80 dojos throughout the U. K. Founder member of the Martial Arts Council. Includes an independent division, the Kai Shin Kai, which practices AIKIKAI HOMBU-style aikido. The BRITISH AIKIDO COUNCIL, under the technical direction of Tetsuro NARIYAMA, joined as a division in 1989. President, Bill LAWRENCE; chairman, Bob FORREST-WEBB.