The European Tomiki Aikido Federation (ETAF) is the
recognised and approved route to JAAS.
The JAAS, (Japan Aikido Association - Shidokan), was officially
launched in Japan on 12th September, 2006.
aim of JAAS is to promote the development and practise of Tomiki Aikido
in the traditional and Waseda way.
ETAF (European Tomiki Aikido Federation), which is the European link to
JAAS, the aim is to unify the differences in style
throughout Europe and Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Bulgaria.
In practise it will offer an alternative route to JAA affiliation
for Aikidoka of the Tomiki Ryu wishing to register their Dan grade with
JAAS plans to run regular Seminars and Gradings which includes visits
to countries outside Japan. With the new structure in place, the
financial burden will be lessened.