Aikido World Championships
The Aikido World Championships is a tournament organized by the style of Tomiki Aikido or Shodokan Aikido following the wishes of its founder Tomiki Kenji. Although, the competition itself is open for all practitioners regardless of style, competitors are predominantly Tomiki Aikido or Shodokan members. Events are split into Embu (Kata) and Randori, as well as team events, with some events being specific to Kyu or Dan grades. The competition is held in a different location every two years. The most recent events include Tokyo in 2005; Ohio in 2007; Kyoto in 2009; London in 2011, and Osaka for SAF members and Kawasaki City for (JAA) members in 2013.
|No||Year||Host City, Country|
|1991||Cardiff, United Kingdom|
|1995||Vandalia, United States|
|5||2003||Leeds, United Kingdom|
|7||2007||Vandalia, United States|
|9||2011||London, United Kingdom |
|10||2013||Osaka, Japan and Kawasaki City, Japan|
|11||2015||Gold Coast, Australia and Fiesch, Switzerland|
|Embu||Kyu||Basic Randori No Kata||Performed open hand, without tanto|
|Embu||Dan||Basic Randori No Kata||Performed with tanto|
|Embu||Dan||Koryu Goshin no Kata||Suwari waza and Tachi waza, 16 techniques|
|Embu||Dan||Freestyle/Open Kata||Must be performed without weapons, and with a 2-minute time limit|
|Randori||Open||Men's Individual Randori|
|Randori||Open||Women's Individual Randori|
|Randori||Open||Men's Team Randori||Teams consist of three male competitors|
|Randori||Open||Women's Team Randori||Teams consist of three female competitors|
In tournaments prior to and including the 2013 Aikido World Championships, a mixed event called the Kongodanteisen took place. This consisted of 5 events: Koryu Goshin no kata suwari waza; Koryu Goshin no kata tachi waza; Women's Tanto Taisabaki; Men's Toshu Randori; Men's Tanto Randori. This was introduced at the 2001 Maishima Tournament.
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- "2013 SFA Aikido Competition World Championships". Retrieved 2013-07-14.
- "2013 JAA WC Event List and Schedule" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04.