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About us

Latvian Federation of Aikido (LAF), founded in June 1995, is the official representative of the Aikikai (Aikikai Foundation) in Latvia. 

The aim of the LAF is study, development and popularization of Aikido. 

Each year, the Latvian Aikido Federation organizes international seminars led by leading instructors of Hombu Dojo (World headquarters of Aikido in Tokyo). 

LAF leaders are Alexander Osnach (5th dan Aikikai) and Vladimir Yusupzhanov (5th dan Aikikai).

What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. 

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