- Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 00:00
- Written by Kai Löfgren Shimasue
Welcome to the web site of the International Aikido Federation, the world federation of the Japanese martial art of aikido.
Here you can find information about Aikido, our organization, the member federations from nations around the world, issues and projects on our agenda, Aikido events past and coming, and more.
We intend to make this site a lively one, so please come back soon. Do not hesitate to send an e-mail to us.
- Published on Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:00
- Written by Stefan Stenudd
WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, has informed us that IAF is now approved as compliant with the WADA anti-doping code, which stipulates certain activities and procedures as part of the world-wide work against doping in sports.
The IAF anti-doping commitment started with the unanimous decisions of the 2008 IAF General Assembly to approve the Directing Committee proposals for an IAF Anti-doping policy and the IAF Anti-doping Regulations. Since then, the DC has worked closely with WADA representatives and anti-doping experts of SportAccord to establish routines and activities for the anti-doping work within aikido.
The work against doping is an important one, in which the whole world-community of sports participates, through their international as well as national federations. The situation for aikido, lacking any kind of competition, is different from the case in almost all sports, but the IAF and its member federations are committed to join in the anti-doping work.
Doping is an unethical as well as health hazardous method to improve in sports achievements, not only competition, especially if young athletes are manipulated into its use. Therefore, the sports community, including the martial arts, must be joined to firmly act against its spread.
Information about the IAF anti-doping work, what it contains and how it's administered, can be found on our Anti-doping page.