Here you will find answers to the most common questions concerning the IAF.
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Membership of the IAF



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

You can also read the 'About the IAF' document

How often does IAF holds its meetings? 
The IAF meets in a general assembly every fourth year, 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 Tanabe, Japan 2008.
The IAF DC meeting was held in Paris, France 2007.

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.