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  • In Georgia Competitive (sport) Aikido was established in 1998 by Vakhtang Sikharulidze. He also founded the Georgian Tomiki Aikido Federation (GTAF).
  • In 1998, 1 October GTAF was acknovedged as the branch-office of the Japan Aikido Association. The special adviser and technical leader is Mr. Kenshi Uno (8th Dan Aikido, 3rd Dan Kendo) from JAAS.
  • On 20th April 2003 first time in Georgia was held The First Tbilisi Open Tournament in Aikido
  • On August, 5-10 2003 in Leeds (England) the first time the Georgian representatives, Vakhtang Sikharulidze and Maia Mazanishvili has taken part in the Fifth Aikido World Championship.
  • On 8th August, 2003 GTAF became member of Tomiki Aikido International Network (TAIN).
  • On October 3-5, 2003 by Vakhtang Sikharulidze was held first seminar in Baku. He was invited by Azerbaijan Centre of Real Aikido. It was starting of development Tomiki Aikido in Azerbaijan.
  • On October 26th, 2003 in Tbilisi was held Georgian I Aikido Open Championship in which with Georgian aikidokas took part sportsmen from Azerbaijan.
  • On the first and second European championships Georgian team members become European champions.
  • First time in World Aikido history Georgian Aikidokas had success at the World Championship in Kyoto, 2009. Vakhtang Sikharulidze, Aleksandre Kherodinashvili and Lasha Rostomashvili received bronze medals.
  • On 1st October, 2011 Federation was renamed and now calls Georgian Competitive Aikido Association (GCAA).
  • GCAA is the only organization which develops competitive (sport) Aikido in Georgia.
  • GCAA holds the sportsmen's certification three times a year (March, May, December). Twice a year (May, November) are hold national tournaments.
Vakhtang Sikharulidze
4th Dan JAA

President of Association

World Champion

Two Times European Champion
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