The National Aikido Federation (Aikikai GB) is an association of some 20 clubs and several hundred members practising traditional Ueshiba style Aikido throughout the United Kingdom.
The founder and president of the National Aikido Federation is
Mr Michael P Narey (8th Dan) who is assisted in the development of
Aikido by national coach, Mr Bernard Harding (5th Dan).
A frequent guest of the National Aikido Federation is M. Pierre Chassang sensei (8th Dan) who is a long-time student of Nobuyoshi Tamura sensei. M Chassang regularly attends and teaches at N.A.F. Summer Schools, especially the early morning classes for instructors and senior students. He also travels to Britain on several occasions each year to teach at the federation's special instructor's courses.
national adj. pertaining to a nation or nations: belonging or peculiar to, characteristic of, or controlled by, a nation: public: general: attached to one's own country.
Aikido n. a Japanese combative sport using locks and pressures against joints. [Jap., -- ai, harmonise, ki, breath, spirit, do, way, doctrine.]
federal adj. pertaining to or consisting of a treaty or covenant: confederated, founded upon mutual agreement: of a union or government in which several stated, while indepenent in home affairs, combine for national or general purposes ... - n. federation the act of uniting in a league: a federal union.