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.
The aim of JAAS is to promote the development and practise of Tomiki Aikido in the traditional and Waseda way.
Through 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 Japan.
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.