Aikido - IAF

About the IAF


The International Aikido Federation (IAF) is a federation of aikido organisations which are directly affiliated to the Aikikai Hombu in Japan, the ‘mother house’ of Aikido.

It is the only worldwide federation of such Aikido organisations and at present it has 46 members.

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Obituary - Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Aikido Doshu, passed away on Monday, 4 January, 1999, at the age of 77. The cause of death was respiratory failure. The otsuya ceremony (watching with the body) was held at the Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, on Friday, 6 January, and was followed a day later by a funeral ceremony, also held at the Hombu Dojo. Both ceremonies were attended by well over 1,000 people, from Japan and the rest of the world. There was a similar large attendance at the Farewell Ceremony, which took place on 17 January at the Aoyama Funeral Hall in Tokyo.

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