« The Aikido is the marvelous action of the Aiki of Takemusu. »
Morihei UESHIBA – Takemusu Aiki
I am an Aikido practitioner
ITAF is the concrete expression of an international will to make known and to transmit the takemusu Aikido. All the practitioners of Aikido, whatever their federal origin, are welcomed to the training courses organized by ITAF.
To take part in ITAF training courses
Training courses are not reserved to the members of the federation. They are open to all the practitioners of Aikido regularly insured and interested by the teaching which is proposed in these demonstrations.
Refer to the website of each country for the advertisements of national training courses, or on this website for the advertisements of international training courses.
To find a dojo
A list of dojos established country by country makes it possible to know the places immediately where ITAF is represented and where it is thus possible to be registered and to practice.
Refer to the website of each country to obtain these addresses.
To take a licence and an ITAF passport
The licence-insurance is delivered by the national representations within the limit of the regulations in force in each country. It covers the risks incurred by the practitioner because of his practice.
Refer to the website of each country for more details on the insurance and the procedure for obtaining this license.
Ranks kyu and dan
The system of ranks ITAF, from 6th kyu to 8th dan, is founded on a program of examination worked out starting from the techniques of weapons as well as of the techniques with empty hands. This progressive program is conceived easier towards most difficult: knowledge of the preceding levels must be thorough, at the same time as new knowledge is required.
The ranks until the 4th dan included are exclusive responsibility of the national representation. From the 5th dan, the candidates pass their examination before an international commission of experts among whom the national representation plays a paramount role.
It is not possible to present an ITAF degree without being a member of the federation through an affiliate. It is the federal passport of a person who attests to its membership.
Kirikami, Mokuroku and Menkyo kaiden certificates
An evaluation of the progression of the practitioners is organised by means of their classification in a system on three levels corresponding to the three traditional phases (Shu, Ha, Ri) of the evolution of an individual. This progression is sanctioned by a certificate on three levels (Kirikami, Mokuroku, Menkyo-Kaiden).
It is not possible to obtain this certificate without being a member of the federation through an affiliate. It is the federal passport of a person who attests to its membership.