On October 20th 2018 Golden aikido Jubilee took place in Sports Hall Ranko Žeravica due to the celebration of 50 years of aikido in Serbia. The event which gathered around 480 aikido participants from 48 aikido clubs from Serbia, including friends from Macedonia, Slovakia and Croatia, was organized by National aikido federation of Serbia.
Event sponsors, KimTec and Erste Bank, had provided free participation for children up to 12 years.
Aikido seminar for adults and aikido seminar for children were held by Velibor Vesović 7th DAN from Serbia and Michele Quaranta 6th DAN from Switzerland. Both instructors, Vesović and Quaranta, hold the title Shihan (instructor of the instructors) and they have been having a strong impact on aikido in this region over the decades.
Special guests of “Golden aikido Jubilee” were aikido pioneers, the people who laid the foundation of aikido that we practice today, to whom was given the thanksgiving diplomas for the contribution.
The ceremonial part of the program dedicated to the audience was entrance free, and the spectators could enjoy the instructors’ embukai (aikido demonstration) on Saturday around 7 pm. Coming from different parts of Serbia and practicing under the influence of many instructors, they presented their style differences.
Thank you all for coming and see you soon on the mat.