22nd October 2017 – Chairman sadly passes away after 20 years of dedicated service


It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our National Chairman and National Coach Roger Downs 7th Dan passed away on Monday 22nd October 2017.

Mr Downs had just completed 20 years as the Chairman of the Association. He was much loved and respected by all.

THANK YOU – I would like to thank everybody from the AJA who sent cards and also those who expressed sadness and sympathy on Facebook for the death of my husband Roger Downs. Many people knew him personally and respected the time and attention he gave to everybody who contacted him. Thank you all, Barbara Downs