2020 International Aikido Summit

Written on May 23, 2020

The International Aikido Summit is the new name of the biggest IAF event held in Japan every 4 years. The dates, the venue and the structure have been decided and we are happy to officially make them public.

The International Aikido Summit will be structured in 5 parts:
- The General Assembly
- The Gender session
- The Seminars
- The Forums
- The Embukai

Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba is the personality that will open and also close the summit.

The dates

The dates that include the entire summit are 26th of September 2020 – 4th of October 2020. Each part of the event is going to be organized in such a manner that all the participants can be present at all the activities and meetings throughout the summit.

The venues

Yoyogi Center in Tokyo will be the main location for the 2020 International Aikido Summit. It is the place for the Seminar trainings, for the Embukai and also for the evening Forums. One of the previous edition of this big event took place in Yoyogi Center and the collaboration has been wonderful, so we are glad to have ahead a new opportunity as such.
Minatoku Sport Center will be the place dedicated to the pre-opening Gender session.

The structure

The new name of the well-known event has been decided to be ”International Aikido Summit” as it is meant to be a complex occasion: 3 days with IAF General Assembly meetings, 3 Forum sessions related to the concept of Ikigai, the Gender session that will be in the pre-opening day of the seminar days, 6 days with Seminar general trainings and the Embukai session.

The IAF member nations delegates will attend the meetings of the International Aikido Federation General Assembly on Saturday 26th of September 2020 morning and afternoon, on Sunday 27th of September 2020 morning and afternoon and on Monday 28th of September 2020 morning.

The Gender session will be open to all participants and it will be on Monday, 28th of September 2020 afternoon.

The seminar days, reuniting general trainings, will be on Tuesday 29th of September 2020 morning and afternoon, Wednesday 30th of September 2020 morning and afternoon, Thursday 1st of October 2020 morning and afternoon, Friday 2nd of October morning and afternoon and Saturday 3rd of October 2020 morning. The Embukai will be on Saterday afternoon. The Summit will close with the class of Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba on the 4th of October.

There will be 3 Forums, each of them related to the concept of Ikigai. They are scheduled on Tuesday 29th of September 2020 evening, Wednesday 30th of September 2020 evening and Thursday 1st of October 2020 evening. They will be focused on Aikido and Education, Business and Health. The location for these harmonious sessions will be Yoyogi Center.

More news to come soon.