General information

Japan Aikido Association (JAA) is a non-profit organization authorized by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. It pursues the development and growth of Tomiki Aikido which the late former professor of Faculty of Education at Waseda University, Kenji Tomiki(1900~1979) founded and developed.

JAA holds technical sessions and tournaments of Tomiki Aikido. JAA regards Tomiki Aikido as that of a life time education and contributes to the promotion of a healthy life style through Tomiki Aikido.

Organization Name Japan Aikido Association , a non-profit organization
Year of foundation 1974
Chairperson Masako Tomiki

Greeting from the Chairperson

The Japan Aikido Association (JAA) is an organization which was founded in 1974 in order to promote and maintain the technical standards for Aikido competitions. The JAA has become a non-profit organization since 2005 and holds various types of Aikido competitions for their respective members (kids and adults). The JAA is supporting their Aikido practice depending on their ability with the purpose of meeting an Aikido-oriented style suited towards them and is researching to develop Aikido competitions as well as analytical scientific research.

Kenji Tomiki, the founder of the association, learned Judo and Aikido and continued to explore how the value can be utilized in modern society.

In addition, he studied the technique which was regarded as a secret martial art in the old age and tried to clarify its principle and spread it widely. We may realize that Kenji Tomiki was proud of Japanese martial arts from the following straight forward expression.

“The spirit of Japanese martial arts culture will transcend time, races and borders and will be loved by people around the world”.

The competitive Aikido started in Japanese martial arts culture is suitable for a lifelong physical education for those who do not even compete.

Aikido techniques utilize the body’s skillful mechanisms and to enjoy to learn the movements is something of an incomprehensable state of mind after practicing Aikido for many years. While learning the mechanisms and techniques through Aikido training, the gratification earned from perfecting them would be immeasurable and we hope that we can introduce competitive Aikido to as many people as we can.

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