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Iran becomes member of World Federation of Aikido

Iran's president of the Federation of Martial Arts Association Yousef Behtari said on Tuesday that fortunately, Iran became a member of the World Federation of Aikido.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Behtari said that with 11 months of continuous efforts and follow-ups, Iran finally became a member of the World Federation of Aikido.

Aikido, Japanese aikido (“way of harmonizing energy”) is a martial art and self-defense system that resembles the fighting methods of jujitsu and judo.

The basic skills of aikido probably originated in Japan in about the 14th century.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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