Message from the BAF Shihans

Dear friends

We hope you and your loved ones are all keeping safe and well.

The last 12 months or so have been very difficult for us all, with Covid spreading through our communities and taking our loved ones from us, but with the rollout of the vaccine hopefully we shall return to some sort of normality. With the lockdowns coming to an end and hopefully our dojo’s reopening, we look forward to getting back to training but none of us are in the same physical and mental condition we were before Covid. So when we return to training we should begin slowly and carefully so that our bodies and minds will have time to readjust.

We must also remember, before we can step on the tatami again, to make sure that our insurance and membership is fully paid up. The last thing that the seniors of the BAF would want is for someone to get injured and have no insurance cover, so please contact your club secretaries to re-new your membership so that we can welcome you back in a safe and responsible manner.

Although summer school and national courses have been cancelled for this year the seniors of the BAF have had discussions about the possibility of running a course in the autumn, as long as the conditions allow, based on a gentle way back to training so that we can start to lose those lockdown pounds.

Yours sincerely

The Shihan of the BAF