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Preparation for the Summit

Written on May 23, 2020

To the Aikido community

We are in earnest preparing for the International Aikido Summit to take place this fall and there are no changes to the event plan for the time being.  

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Special celebration in Cairo

Written on May 23, 2020

Cairo hosted a special celebration in the presence of His Excellency, Mr. Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan in Egypt, for awarding the Dan Ranks Certificates to Egyptian Aikidoka.

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The Kagami Biraki 2020 Ceremony at Aikikai Hombu Dojo

Written on May 23, 2020

The Kagami Biraki ceremony gathered a lot of people at Hombu Dojo this Sunday, 12th of January 2020. Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba conducted the ceremony and a total of 923 Aikidoka were promoted to a new Yudansha Aikido Aikikai rank.

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A New SkillAi Event

Written on May 23, 2020

Aikikai Slovenia will host the third SkillAi event in a few days. Several teen aikidoka and teachers will join the seminar and meeting on the 11th of January 2020.

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Seminar conducted by Doshu in California, USA

Written on May 23, 2020

Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba is going to conduct the Aikido seminar in California, USA, during 6-8 September 2019. Children ages 8-16 are welcomed and encouraged to attend this event. The IAF Chairman, Kei Izawa, and the IAF General Secretary, Wilko Vriesman, will be present at the seminar the first weekend of September.

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Gender Event in South America

Written on May 23, 2020

IAF members in South America are actively promoting a better gender balance in Aikido. Two international events have been recently successfully held on the continent, one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, another one in Santiago, Chile.

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2020 International Aikido Summit

Written on May 23, 2020

The International Aikido Summit is the new name of the biggest IAF event held in Japan every 4 years. The dates, the venue and the structure have been decided and we are happy to officially make them public.

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Dojo-Cho in Europe 2019

Written on May 23, 2020

During summer-autumn of 2019, Dojo-Cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba will be visiting Europe several times. He will teach in Netherlands, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.

 

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Interview: Aikido empowering women - Budo and discipline in Aikido (#AikidoWomen)

Written on May 23, 2020

We are pleased to have a number of senior Aikido Women helming and leading important initiatives at IAF. Here, we speak to three women, who chair the IAF’s working groups.

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Celebrating the Martial Art of Aikido in Plovdiv

Written on May 23, 2020

Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture in 2019, will celebrate Aikido with the International Seminar & Embukai conducted by Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan, in April. This project aims to develop and promote the Japanese culture and values and it has been set to be the Ambassador of Aikido for Plovdiv 2019.

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