Keith and Darragh with Nariyama shihan - WSAF Aikido World Championships Japan 2023
The 3rd WSAF (World Sport Aikido Federation) Aikido World Championships were held this year in Tenri, Japan. Inclusive of all Aikido styles and backgrounds this competition offered a range of events for Tomiki/Shodokan (Sport Aikido), Yoshinkan and Aikikai schools to demonstrate on a world stage. There were 650 competitors with representatives from UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, USA, New Zealand, Philippines, Brazil and of course locally many from Japan.
We are all looking forward to celebrating this great achievement with them in person when they return home to Dublin later this week.