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An organization formed in 1977 by Saburo Takayasu to preserve and promote the technical legacy of the founder's aikido of the Iwama period, as taught by Morihiro SAITO. Incorporated into a non-profit organisation in 1991. Hosted visits by Morihiro Saito to Australia on seven occasions between 1983 and 2000. The Association has 150 members from six dojos in Sydney and one in Brisbane with affiliate dojos in Wollongong and Norfolk Island. Operates Aikido Australia, a retail outlet selling aikido training and related products.