SIX St. Mary’s students recently represented the British Aikido Association at the Senior World Championships in Switzerland.
Taking part in their first Senior International Tournament, Georgia Pullan (Year 10), Jake Pullan, Milly Bolton, Chloe Duckett, Sophia Drozd (all Year 13) and Kitty Bolton (Year 11) all performed to a high standard and made a great impression in front of competitors from around the world, including Russia, Brazil and Japan. Kitty won silver in the Kyu Grade competition with Milly winning bronze.
The group are now aiming to compete in Japan in two years’ time.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido is often translated as "the way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
2015 JAA International Competition (Switzerland) [BRADFORD TOMIKI AIKIDO CLUB]
Aikido World Medals for St. Mary's Menston students [WHARFEDALE OBSERVER]
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