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AKI Anti-Doping Policy

  • Aikido is an art and a way of understanding and living expressed through physical movement. Aikido Kenkyukai NSW Incorporated does not define itself as a sport. There are no competitions in Aikido. There are no representative fixtures, matches or events where competitions occur. In this sense an anti-doping policy does not apply to our members as they will never find themselves as representing Aikido Kenkyukai in competitions. However, as a Member of the MAIA, we support an anti-doping policy because we are supportive of fair play, health, fun, enjoyment and harmony of mind and body. For those of our members who may also study or train in other martial arts or sports where they may be required to adhere to anti-doping rules we offer this policy for their further information.