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Worldwide recognized Aikido organization headed by Yukio Utada Shihan. Become an Acknowledged Affiliate Dojo and distinguish
your rank and the rank of your students.
The Aikido Association of North America (AANA) is an
internationally based organization, with affiliations throughout the
United States, Japan, Ukraine, and Hong Kong. The AANA is
headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, as a non-profit organization and
overseen by a board of trustees. AANA provides Aikido and Weapons
instruction developed by chief instructor, Yukio
Utada Shihan. Utada Shihan brings over 40 years of training
experience to AANA and its programs.
AANA provides international recognition of Aikido dojos regardless of size.
Member dojo are listed for free on AANA web site: www.doshinkan-aikido.org/affiliates.
Additional benefits include: An online calendar of yearly AANA Events, online
information and registration for all AANA events, AANA Affiliate Dojo online
listings, AANA Handbook, AANA online store, AANA Affiliate Dojo forms.
AANA Senior Instructor Visits
The AANA can provide Senior Instructor visits to AANA Affiliated Dojos to further
their understanding and proficiency of Utada Shihan's teachings.
Dan/Kyu Rank Tests and Promotions
AANA has established standardized requirements for Dan and Kyu rank
promotion tests for adults and children. The organization provides certification for
successful Kyu-rank promotions through the students' Dojo-cho. The Aikido
Association of North America issues Dan certificates.
A Black Belt Committee for the AANA is composed of Aikido
instructors, ranked sandan (third degree black belt) and above, who
are appointed by Utada Shihan. The committee can be contacted at
dantesting at doshinkan-aikido.org.
The AANA Headquarters, Doshinkan Dojo, in
Philadephia offers: Daily Instruction, Training Seminars,
National and Regional Training Camps, Instructor Training, Weapons
Training and DVD instruction.
Classes & Special Training Events are also held regularly at AANA Affiliate Dojos.
To learn more about the AANA and member services contact us today at:
Aikido Association of North America (AANA)
5836-38 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19128