European Aikido Federation
Helping people and organisations to harness the transformative power of Aikido
EAF is the association of European National Aikido organisations serving to promote the art of Aikido and provide assistance to its members on the EU level.
Video message of Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport to EAF members about Aikido
... It is very promising to see that Aikido organizations across Europe mobilize their members to get more and more involved in the European week of sport promoting physical activity for a healthier society in Europe.
I have recently had the opportunity to visit an Erasmus+ project that promotes Aikido as a tool to reduce aggression in schools. It's a brave initiative that demonstrates how Aikido can contribute to mitigate pressing problems of our society.
Building a strong bridge between physical activities and education is one of our most important priorities. Aikido being a spiritual martial art has an enormous potential to support this objective. That is why I was very happy to learn that several national Aikido Federation's from the EU decided to revive and reform the European Aikido Federation.
.. [We] remember that both the European communities and Aikido were born in the aftermath of World War two when Europe and Japan were suffering unprecedented damages the peoples of Europe and of Japan shared a deep desire for peace ... "