To bring unification of the heart, Aikido technique and body expressed through the spirit of Aikido and budo. Purpose of Aikido World Alliance To further the art of Aikido while using teaching methodology developed by Fumio Toyoda shihan and provide a community for people to share in their Aikido. The Aikido World Alliance The AWA is one of six officially recognized Aikido organizations directly affiliated under Hombu dojo Japan here in the United States. We provide for its members, dojo affiliation nationally and internationally, standardized testing requirements for black belt ranking that is directly certified through the Aikikai Foundation, World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Available are Aikido seminars, camps and instructor courses to enable students to further improve their Aikido through standardized instruction & intensive training, while providing opportunities for personal exchange and networking.