BAF Summer School

Gillard Sensei teaching the BAF Summer School c. 2017.

Every year we organise a UK-wide summer school. This gives club members an opportunity to attend classes lead by an instructor from the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, as well as senior instructors from the UK, Russia and the Netherlands.


This year the course will be held in Chester between Saturday 17th August and Saturday 24th August 2019. Further information and booking details can be found at the Summer School website. We strongly encourage all members to attend at least one day as it is by far the easiest way to meet and train under a professional Hombu instructor. If you have any questions, or require assistance with travel/accommodation, please feel free to contact us





The BAF summer school is held at The University of Chester Parkgate Road Campus. The campus has onsite car parking and is reasonably near Chester railway station.



Summer school attendees are generally encouraged to reserve onsite accommodation through the summer school booking service. However, if campus accommodation is unavailable or undesired, there are several hotels in the surrounding area which may have rooms.