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About the AANZ

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Membership of AANZ is open to all aikido clubs and organisations regardless of style or affiliation.

We are a not-for-profit organisation which aims to provide resources for the aikido community in New Zealand with a particular emphasis on developing coaching and club management skills.

The Aikido Association of New Zealand provides the following benefits for members:

  • Recognition as the national organisation representing Aikido through Sport NZ
    • This helps if you need to apply for funding to support your organisation’s activities.
  • Is the representative for Aikido for future Government Policy.
  • Web page for your organisation or club.
  • Club directory to build your membership.
  • List of senior teachers willing to lead seminars throughout Australasia.
  • News and events in New Zealand.
  • Expertise to support organisations with
    • Administration setup
    • Setting up a club constitution
    • Membership management to enable your senior people to teach and train more
    • Applying for funding for key Aikido resources e.g., mats, rent grants etc.
    • Setting up a web site or maximise your current website
    • Training the Trainers!
  • In association with Sport NZ we will establish a national coach certification course for Aikido Teachers in NZ.
  • Discounts for member organisation-run seminars in NZ for all your students.
  • Media Liaison – promotion of Aikido in the media. A collaborative voice for Aikido in NZ.
  • Inter Club communication.

All of the above benefits are obtained for only $25.00 per organisation / year regardless of the number of clubs you have in your organisation. Now that’s a great deal!