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(LIA = Italian Aikido League). An Italian organization established in Milan in 1983 recognized by the COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO and the EUROPEAN AIKIDO FEDERATION created in 1980 from the Directing Committee supporting Nobuyoshi TAMURA. This group maintains close ties to Tamura and Motokage KAWAMUKAI who serve as its technical directors. It began publication of a quarterly newsletter called Aiko in 1989. Lega Italiana di Aikido, c/o Elvira Heinrich, Via Roma 54, Pioltello (Milano) 20096 Italy.