Membership applications: please contact your Club Leader for an application form.
Membership fees: Membership costs for new members and annual renewals will be provided by your Club Leader.
Membership Application FormMembership Application Form
Important information for Club Secretaries/Teachers: Please ensure that you send your new membership forms to the registrar
The TIA and it’s clubs are insured with Aikido Alliance UK
Click the following link to view our Aikido Alliance Charter
Aikido Alliance 2022-2023 Policy Documents
Click the following link to view the Employers Liability Insurance Certificate 2022-23 (opens a PDF)
Click the following link to view the Directors and Officers Schedule 2022 (opens a PDF)
Click the following link to view the Liability Schedule 2022 (opens a PDF)
Click the following link to view the Insurance FAQs (opens a PDF)
Click the following link to view the Incident Notification Form (MS Word Document download)
Please download and use the appropriate Kyu Grade Certificate for your club when grading your students.
Guidelines for for prospective examinees:
Please download & print copies of the flyer for use in promoting your club & Takemusu Iwama Aikido Europe:
Takemusu Iwama Aikido promotional flyer
Member Clubs who wish to begin teaching children or new Clubs joining the Association who have Juniors in membership must download the attached guidance document, sign the club declaration, and return it to the Association Safeguarding Officer.
Guide to Juniors in Membership 20211030 V1
Club Welfare Officers are responsible for determining who within their club are required to undergo a DBS check in conjunction with the Association Safeguarding Officer. A DBS application form must be completed and sent to the Association Safeguarding Officer.
DBS Application Form 20211030 V1
Current TIA grading syllabus (Jan, 2020) covering 6th Kyu to 4th Dan (opens PDF document). Subject to change:
Takemusu Iwama Aikido adult grading syllabus
Juniors (10 – 17)
Current TIA grading syllabus (Sept, 2022) covering 6th Kyu to 1st Dan (opens PDF document). Subject to change:
Takemusu Iwama Aikido 10-17 yrs grading syllabus
Juniors (5 – 9)
Current TIA grading syllabus (Sept, 2022) covering 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu (opens PDF document). Subject to change:
Takemusu Iwama Aikido 5-9 yrs grading syllabus
Once the examination has been conducted in line with grading requirements and associated timings (see chart below) the following form can be completed and submitted: TIA-Rank-Application (opens an MS Word file).
Required minimum practice days and recommended ages (based upon 3x training classes per week):
|Shodan||100 Days||15||2 Years|
|Nidan||200 Days / 1 Year||2 Years|
|Sandan||300 Days / 2 Years||3 Years|
|Yondan||400 Days / 3 Years||4 Years|
|Godan||5 Years||5 Years|
|Rokudan||6 Years||6 Years||33|
It’s always important to act and behave correctly when in a Dojo. Here is a short guide on Dojo Etiquette