Strengthening and preserving the successful transmission of Aikido to future generations.
- Each year AIF sponsors and supports visiting and local sensei conducting special workshops and seminars (weapons and pre kyu test) at various national and international locations.
- Each year AIF sponsored projects offer instruction in Aikido to under privileged youth in urban and rural locations nationwide through programs such as the Pathway to Harmony Aikido Program, Providence Youth Works Apprenticeship program, and Aikido West Kansas Aikido project.
- AIF provides financial support to individual dojos by grants and/or low-cost loans, and conducting fund raisers.
- AIF offers a Travel Scholarship program
Becoming the premier coordinating body for the development and practice of Aikido worldwide.
- AIF collaborates with Aikido Association of America and Aikido Association International towards creating uchideshi opportunities for qualified candidates.
- Offer more short term sponsorships to empower motivated persons to raise funds for Aikido/dojo related projects using the model set by Providence Youthworks.
- The AIF has raised funds for Aikisur in Spain during the deep recession in 2012. These funds were essential to saving the dojo, which was in danger of having to close its doors that year and leaving many students with nowhere to train in Aikido. These funds were contributed by individual dojos in the U.S. and worldwide, and by AIF fund-raising projects.
Promoting Aikido to Aikido related and non-related individuals, groups and organizations in a non-discriminatory manner.
- AIF hosts several seminars yearly promoting the art of Aikido and raising funds towards future projects and scholarships.
All AIF seminars are open to all and any affiliations.
- AIF supports (advertising) non-Aikido events of a cultural nature, which is a way to increase the consciousness of the art of Aikido.
- Japan-American society events, Aikido demos at festivals and outside venues
promoting the advertising for Japan-related soccer game (Japanese players on US teams)
Promoting the principles of Aikido to local, national and international communities.
- The AIF has access to a worldwide network of Aikido practitioners and dojos through its affiliation with the Aikido Association of America and Aikido Association International. These affiliations allow us to promote Aikido principles locally, nationally, and internationally.
- The principles of Aikido include assistance for natural disasters and humanitarian projects. AIF was responsible for sending $2000 to Japan after the 2011 tsunami disaster. These funds were contributed by individual dojos, and by AIF fund-raising projects.