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UNITED STATES AIKIDO FEDERATION

An organization established c. 1976 in conjuction with the creation of the INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION. Yoshimitsu YAMADA played an important role in the founding of this organization and remains the leading figure today. The USAF presently includes some 110 dojos and is divided into four regions: the Eastern region under Yamada and Mitsunari KANAI; the Midwestern region under Akira TOHEI; the Western region supervised by Kazuo CHIBA; and Hawaii. United States Aikido Federation, 142 W. 18th St. , New York, NY 10011 USA (212)242-6246.