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WELCOME TO

KAISHUKAN AIKIDO DOJO

A Member Of

THE BRITISH AIKIDO FEDERATION

Under The Direction Of

Kanestuka Shihan (8th Dan Hombu)

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The International Aikido Federation

The International Aikido Federation (I.A.F.) is a federation of aikido organizations which are directly affiliated to the Aikikai Honbu in Japan, the ‘mother house’ of Aikido. It is the only worldwide federation of such Aikido organizations and at present it has 46 members.

The IAF President is always the Aikido Doshu and a body called the Senior Council has the power to monitor the decisions taken by the IAF Congress, in order to ensure that the federation does not deviate from the ‘way’ of aikido, as taught by the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba.

These decisions are taken at the Congress by the delegates from each member organization. The Congress meets every four years under the presidency of the IAF Chairman and makes its decisions by means of the democratic process of debate and voting. Each member organization. has one vote.

Membership of the IAF is open to national organizations which have Recognition from the Aikikai Hombu. Membership is not open to individuals. There are currently over 100 organizations which have Recognition from the Hombu, but not all of these organizations can be members of the IAF.

It is important to understand that Recognition by the Aikikai Hombu is quite different from Membership of the IAF. At present the IAF has a rule that only one organization. from each country may be a member, but the Aikikai recognizes any aikido organization that fulfills the conditions for Recognition.

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