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