On Sunday 05/03/2016. in Kraljevo in the new Sports Hall held the 14th International Tournament in karate and martial arts “Champion of Kraljevo”, organized by Karate Club “Reikon” from Kraljevo. The opening speech gave Prof. Zoran Jakovljevic, President of the Organizing Committee, greeted the guests and introducing all participants. This year’s tournament was attended by 500 competitors from 55 clubs from Europe and Serbia.
As part of this international tournament, held competition in shodokan aikido in “TANTO RANDORI”. This competition is the result of cooperation of the Center for Development of Aikido and Shodokan Aikido Federation which Center is member.
The final result of this competition is as follows:
I PLACE and the gold medal won by Seocanac Dragan – Champion of Kraljevo in Shodokan Aikido for 2016
II PLACE the silver medal won by Lazovic Aleksandar – Vice Champion of Kraljevo in Shodokan Aikido for 2016
III PLACE and bronze medals were won by: Maksimovic Bojan and Aleksandar Djordjevic
Shodokan aikido, unlike other aikido styles uses the sparring, competition rules based on the spirit of competition in training. Application of competition serves that Aikido practitioner train to be sharper and more focused, and in a controlled manner aikido it self to be improved in a real situation.
Centre for Development of Aikido is a member of SAF since 2014, which has started cooperation with this world aikido federation. Cooperation continued with invitation from SAF to visit Japan and study visit of instructors Nebojsa Alimpića 2. DAN to SAF headquarters in Osaka – Japan where he had a special ten-day training that included over dozen Shodokan aikido trainings. After returning from Japan Centre for Development of Aikido has included Shodokan aikido in its Training programe. More information can be found on the official website of the Centre for Development of aikido at: http://www.aikido.in.rs.