World Aikido Championships 2015

SIX St. Mary’s students recently represented the British Aikido Association at the Senior World Championships in Switzerland.

PHOTO: BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Georgia Pullan, Jake Pullan FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Milly Bolton, Chloe Duckett, Sophia Drozd, Kitty Bolton

PHOTO:
BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Georgia Pullan, Jake Pullan
FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Milly Bolton, Chloe Duckett, Sophia Drozd, Kitty Bolton


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.

Aikido [WIKIPEDIA]

2015 JAA International Competition (Switzerland) [BRADFORD TOMIKI AIKIDO CLUB]