Right To Play, UTS and IFMA visit to Rohinga Refugee Camp
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Right To Play, UTS and IFMA visit to Rohinga Refugee Camp

Over 30 years ago, countless Rohinga families fled from violent human rights abuse and conflict within Myanmar (Burma) and have been “temporarily” living in nine refugee camps within the Tak Province along the western border of Thailand. With over 120,000 refugees in this region, they contribute to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. […]

IAF – The Disability Working Group in Action
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IAF – The Disability Working Group in Action

“Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow.” Morihei Ueshiba For the first time, two wheelchairs using Aikido teachers taught together in Aikido clinics in Europe. Lydia Zijdel, the Chairperson of the Disability Working Group of the IAF, from Netherland, and […]

Season’s Greetings 2019
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Season’s Greetings 2019

The AIMS family would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a great start to the New Year.    

Vasily Shestakov: “The dream of sambists from all over the world came true”
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Vasily Shestakov: “The dream of sambists from all over the world came true”

During the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting held in Tokyo, Japan on 30 November 2018, provisional recognition was granted to the International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) pursuant to Rule 25 of the Olympic Charter. This is provisional recognition for a period up to three years reflects the FIAS’s embrace of the values of the Olympic […]

Three AIMS IFs Gain IOC Provisional Recognition
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Three AIMS IFs Gain IOC Provisional Recognition

Three members of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), Federation Internationale de Sambo (FIAS), Federation of International Lacrosse (FILx) and World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO, have been granted provisional recognition during the IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on 30 November 2018.   The Global Association of International Sports Federations […]

World Martial Art Meeting in Korea
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World Martial Art Meeting in Korea

The 2018 general assembly of the World Masterships was held in Korea under the chairmanship of the esteemed governor of Cheoungju province, Governor Si Jong Lee. Representatives from around the world traveled to Cheoungju to participate in the forum which had many important speakers. The afternoon meeting was on the organisation of the upcoming 2019 […]

Olympic Humanity Shines Bright in Buenos Aires
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Olympic Humanity Shines Bright in Buenos Aires

4,000 young athletes from around the world came together to participate in the 2018 Youth Olympics celebrating sport, culture, education and above all making friends. A special event was held on the 8th August, demonstrating the Olympic values and the beauty of life. The charity event took place in tandem with the Olympism in Action forum, […]

IAF News: Female Instructors Seminar in Netherlands
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IAF News: Female Instructors Seminar in Netherlands

The Annual Aikido Seminar in Netherlands, that is conducted by female instructors, run its course full well. Women and also men gathered to practice together on tatami. The instructors that lead the course were Jeanette Tanis, Trudeke Sterringa, Satomi Ishikawa and Caroline Bied-Charreton, all four of them from Netherland, and also Laura Copello from Argentina. […]

They had a Dream… it Came True.
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They had a Dream… it Came True.

For ten year old Krisana Padsawai and Arithat Nilsarika aged eleven, giving their best certainly did not go unnoticed. As participants in one of Thailand’s social projects, they were granted the option to travel to Buenos Aires as a reward incentive for good behaviour and contribution to society. The boys were accompanied by Chewin Waenrungroj […]

Beijing Confirmed as Host City for SportAccord 2020
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Beijing Confirmed as Host City for SportAccord 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is delighted to announce Beijing, capital of the People’s Republic of China, as Host City for the 18th edition of SportAccord which is set to take place from 19 – 24 April 2020. One of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing is the nation’s economic, political and cultural centre. It serves as […]