Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture in 2019, will celebrate Aikido with the International Seminar & Embukai conducted by Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan, in 19-21 April.
And will gather participants from all over the globe.
The already approved project aims to develop and promote the Japanese culture and values and it has been set to be the Ambassador of Aikido for Plovdiv 2019.
It also counts the support of EU-Japan Fest, an organization that grants help for all European Capitals of Culture for the year and sponsorship from private local companies.
Fun times working on Kotegaeshi with Clayton. We had a good time training!!🕺🏻#aikido #aikikai #aikidoworldalliance #funtimes #kotegaeshi #aikidobrothers #lansing #michigan #lansingparksandrec #giercommunitycenter pic.twitter.com/nrv0Jbh4b2
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The Bulgarian Aikido Federation (BAF) along with the National Sport Academy (University with 6000 students) will start this year a unique program for Bachelor and Master degree in Aikido.
This is another evidence for the growing popularity of Aikido in this country.