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INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION

An aikido organization established in 1976 by the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO in Tokyo. Member countries each have national federations which may be admitted to the IAF. Formally a democratic body run by member countries, the organization is controlled by top leaders and the board of directors of Aikikai Hombu. All dan ranks are channeled through the Hombu Dojo. International Aikido Federation, 17-18 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 Japan (03)203-9236.