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Aikido

 

 

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as 'the Way of unifying life energy' or as 'the Way of harmonious spirit.' Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the aikidōka 'leads' the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido can be categorized under the general umbrella of grappling arts.

International Aikido Federation (IAF) 


IAF President: Moriteru Ueshiba
IAF General Secretary: Kei Izawa

 

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SPORTACCORD WORLD COMBAT GAMES 2013 QUALIFICATION SYSTEM 
 
AIKIDO (IAF):
The selection of the Athletes takes place regionally, under the supervision of the IAF Technical Committee and the Aikido World Headquarters.
 
Four (4) geographical areas are taken into consideration for the purpose of the qualification:
North America and Canada
South America
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Asia, Australia and New Zealand
 
Each group will select:
16 Athletes with 4th-5th Dan
4 Athletes with 6th Dan or higher
5 supporting staff
 
In case of unavailability of a selected Athlete, IAF has the right to propose, subject to the approval of SportAccord and LOC. 
 

Host City

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Doping-free games

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