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AIMS President visited IFA
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AIMS President visited IFA

AIMS President, Stephan Fox, had the honour to visit the 2019 Fistball World Championships and also the IFA Awards Ceremony and United by Sports conference. President Fox congratulated the outgoing IFA President, Karl Weiss, on all his achievements over his 8 years of Presidency from 27 to 61 national federations. He also honoured Mr Weiss […]

Germany Fistball World Champion 2019 – Jörn Verleger (Germany) elected new IFA President – IFA Fistball Men World Cup 2023 in the SAP Arena Mannheim
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Germany Fistball World Champion 2019 – Jörn Verleger (Germany) elected new IFA President – IFA Fistball Men World Cup 2023 in the SAP Arena Mannheim

The final attended by AIMS President Stephan Fox and AIMS Secretary General Gerhard Zimmermann as well as by GAISF Director Philippe Gueisbuhler, Andrew Hofer from the IOC Sports Department, IWGA board members Lukas Hinder, Volker Bernardi and IWGA CEO Achim Gossow was a demonstration of strength: With a 4-0 victory (11:4, 11:4, 11:9, 11:5) against Austria, […]

Winterthur is ready for the Fistball World Championship
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Winterthur is ready for the Fistball World Championship

WINTERTHUR. Every four years the Men’s Fistball world championships take place. This year they are being held in Winterthur, Switzerland. From 11 to 17 August, 18 of the world’s best men’s fistball teams are playing for the coveted World Championship title. The event is also Qualifier for The World Games 2023. Furthermore, IFA will elect […]

New Aikido Umbrella Organizations
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New Aikido Umbrella Organizations

Two new umbrella organizations are to be created after the meetings the IAF representatives had with several organizations in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this week. The representatives of 5 Hombu recognized organizations in Turkey had a fruitful meeting with Dorin Marchis, IAF DC Member, on Friday, the 22nd of February 2019. TURKISH AIKIKAI is the […]

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 […]

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. […]

AIMS Attends the 2018 IF Forum
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AIMS Attends the 2018 IF Forum

AIMS is a proud member of the GAISF and SportAccord Family, and the 2018 edition of the IF Forum traditionally held in the Olympic Capital was one to remember under theme “Open Doors and Open Minds – New Tools for IFs”. The session started with an IF Briefing where the 100+ international federations and organisations convened. […]

AIMS family meet for a minute of silent
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AIMS family meet for a minute of silent

The AIMS family come together in Lausanne to honour the late former President of GAISF, Patrick Baumann. Patrick died in the evening of October 13, following a heart attack while attending the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Only 2 days before, he was at the AIMS council meeting to inspire the AIMS family. He […]

24-Hour International Aikido Marathon
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24-Hour International Aikido Marathon

Kosice will be the heart city of the 24-hour Aikido Marathon this year. 14 instructors from 7 countries will conduct the trainings of this event, during the 6 th -7 th of October 2018. At least a hundred people are expected to be on the tatami on the Saturday of October 6 and train continuously […]

AIMS at Romanian Sports Forum
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AIMS at Romanian Sports Forum

An important sport forum took place in Romania, organised by the Romanian Sports Institute. The event took place in one of the most historical but also most beautiful places, in Bucharest at the palace of parliament. Many speakers participated in this 3 day forum, including the IOC Member of Romania, President of Romanian NOC, Mr Mihai Covaliu, President […]

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