1. Unified international tournaments and world championships in which all competitors feel free to participate regardless of lineage or affiliation;
2. Under a set of internationally agreed rules of competition for both randori and embu; and
3. Before a panel of fair and independent judges (i.e., the judges and referees are from countries outside that of the players to the extent possible).
Sport Aikido is a martial art and also a sport, and our goal is to spread sport aikido around the world in pursuit of Professor Tomiki’s dream to make sport aikido an Olympic event.”
As a voluntary organization, the WSAF is open to all of our Tomiki Aikido practitioners around the world regardless of affiliation. The WSAF welcomes everyone’s participation, and looks forward to constructive dialogue so that it may collectively finalize and secure a universally agreed mandate.
5 August 2015