The International Aikido Federation (IAF) is the federation of National Aikido organisations, which are directly affiliated with the “motherhouse” of Aikido as a Budo (the Aikikai Hombu) in Japan.
The IAF is representing Aikido and the Global Aikido Family of its members, within the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
In line with the cultural values of Aikido as Budo, the IAF President is always the Aikido Doshu, responsible for the spirit and technical standards of Aikido. In these matters, the IAF is advised by the Senior and Technical Council.
As an International Federation (IF), the overall organisational decisions are taken under the presidency of the IAF Chairman, by the IAF General Assembly of its national members.