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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 […]

EUROPEAN SAMBO CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
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EUROPEAN SAMBO CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

European SAMBO Championships 2018 was held on 17-21 May in Athens, Greece. This year Athens hosted one of the continental SAMBO tournament bringing together over 200 athletes from 29 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, […]

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 […]

Successful cooperation ARISF-IFMA leads to unification of Muaythai in Italy
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Successful cooperation ARISF-IFMA leads to unification of Muaythai in Italy

ARISF believes strongly in the concept of a unified front to support the healthy development of the sport on all levels. Over the last few years IFMA, ARISF International Federation Member, has initiated rigorous efforts to unify all Muaythai groups within the member countries. The unification processes have been accomplished in cooperation with the international […]

AIMS President at the AMG Charity Ball
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AIMS President at the AMG Charity Ball

Alan Govinden – Needs no introduction into the world of film and entertainment. More importantly he also works tirelessly to give his support to The National Autistic Society as well as prestigious UK charities including the NSPCC and the Duke of York Community Initiative. Among the 300 guests at the AMG Charity ball was Her […]

Minigolf Open Youth European Championships Held August 2 – 5
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Minigolf Open Youth European Championships Held August 2 – 5

Askim, Sweden – The Minigolf Open Youth European Championships were held from August 2 -5, 2017 on the concrete and miniaturegolf courses in Askimsbadet, Askim. In total, 66 players (48 male and 18 female) represented 12 different countries in the individual play. There were 5 full country teams in the male division and 4 teams […]

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