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Membership of the IAF is open to national organisations which have Recognition from the Aikikai Hombu
There are currently over 100 organisations which have Recognition from the  Aikikai Hombu, but not all of these organisations 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 organisation from each country may be a member, but the  Aikikai Hombu recognizes any aikido organization that fulfills the conditions for Recognition.ain


This is where we will answer the most frequent questions about IAF.

How often does IAF holds its meetings? 

The IAF meets in a general assembly every fourth year and the Directing Committee meets approximate every 2 years in between the IAF general assembly meetings.

When was the last IAF general assembly/Directing Committee?

The IAF general Assembly was held in Tokyo, Japan 2012.
The IAF DC meeting was held in Cluj, Romania 2014.

When will the minutes from the last DC or general assembly be available?

The minutes from the General Assembly has to be approved at the following DC meeting and may be published after that. 
The minutes from the DC meeting will be approved at the following General Assembly.

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