About International Aikido Federation (IAF)

The International Aikido Federation (IAF) is the federation of National aikido organizations, which are directly affiliated with the "motherhouse" of Aikido as a Budo (the Aikikai Hombu) in Japan. The IAF is representing Aikido with more then 80 National Federation members.

The IAF held its first Congress in 1976, in Tokyo, Japan, in which the directive was taken to bring Aikido into the Global Community of Sports. In 1984 the IAF became a Full Member of GAISF and the International World Games Association (IWGA) in which it participates as a demonstration Sport. The IAF is (one of the founding ) members of the Alliance of Independent Recognized Members of Sport (AIMS)- which has become an Olympic recognized Organization in 2019. As a member of AIMS, the IAF supports its activities for Youth, called United Through Sport. As a member of GAISF, the IAF takes part in the Combat Games . As a member of IWGA, it takes part as a demonstration sport in the World Games. With the dissolvement of GAISF in 2023, IAF is by its membership of AIMS, part of Sport Accord.

IAF Headquarters

CHAIRMAN: Mr. Wilko Vriesman
ADDRESS: 17-18 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0056, Japan
TEL: +81 (0)3-3203-9236
EMAIL: chairman@aikido-international.org
WEBSITE: https://www.aikido-international.org

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