TAFISA Newsletter  |  August 2019
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Countdown to the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival in Ulyanovsk in Russia!
Martial Arts and Sport for All - For a Better World
On 13-17 September 2019, the region of Ulyanovsk in Russia will host the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival. This new TAFISA event aims to share the values and benefits of martial arts and promote their historical and cultural significance to society. 
The Festival
will focus on cultural events, performances, demonstrations, an academic forum, clinics and master classes showcasing over 30 different martial arts from all over the world. It will also feature an international Forum inviting renowned speakers to highlight how martial arts can benefit society.
For more information, please consult the official website.
Win a spot in TAFISA’s first ever Photo Calendar!
Send in photos that align with TAFISA Mission 2030 themes and one photo per theme will be selected to appear on the TAFISA Photo Calendar. The photos will be showcased globally to TAFISA's member organisations, partners and stakeholders.
The more theme-related photos you send, the higher chances of one of your photos being published.
Requirement – The photo should be clear and of good quality so that it can be printed on a calendar*. The TAFISA Mission 2030 theme the photo refers to and website link to your organisation should be mentioned in the email.
Send your submissions at

Hurry up and don’t miss out on this opportunity! We are waiting for your photos!

*by sharing the photos with TAFISA, you grant TAFISA the right to use them for official/unofficial purposes.
26th TAFISA World Congress, 13-17 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan
Register now!
Consult the draft programme here
 Latest News
TAFISA and IOC Presidents Meet in Lausanne
TAFISA President Prof. Ju-Ho Chang and TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann met with IOC President Dr Thomas Bach in Lausanne to discuss the current and future cooperation between TAFISA and the IOC. During their stay in Switzerland, the TAFISA delegation also met with GAISF Director Philippe Gueisbuhler and Membership Manager Davide Delfini to exchange on how to better involve International Federations in Sport for All. 
TAFISA Family Day - Share Your Good Work With the World!
How does it work?
  • Fill and send us the Family Day form
  • Send us a picture(s) of the programme or event you want to share and promote
  • TAFISA will publish it across its social media platforms, sharing your good work with the whole world

Download the entry form (#TAFISAFamilyDay form), complete it and return it along with photos to to participate!

Frankfurt Mayor and Treasurer Receives TAFISA Friend for Life Award
TAFISA is honoured to announce that Frankfurt Mayor and Treasurer Uwe Becker was presented the TAFISA Friend for Life Award for his strong commitment to support TAFISA and promote Sport for All. He can be considered a key figure for the establishment of the TAFISA headquarters in Frankfurt through the moral and financial support of his city. Since then, he has always positively accompanied TAFISA on its journey to become a global player with its home base in Frankfurt. Read More...
Six Organisations Bid to Host Future TAFISA Events
TAFISA is proud to announce that the following organisations and cities have submitted bids to organise these future TAFISA Events: 

28th TAFISA World Congress 2023
  • German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB) - Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Malaysian Sport For All Council (MASFA) - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Mauritius Sports Council - Port Louis, Mauritius
  • National Sports Council of Tanzania - Arusha, Tanzania
8th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2024
  • Russian Olympic Committee - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2nd TAFISA European Sport for All Games 2022
  • Italian Traditional Sports and Games Federation (FIGeST) - Perugia, Italy
The host cities for each of these events will be elected during the TAFISA General Assembly on November 15th, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
Join the TAFISA World Walking Day!
The TAFISA World Walking Day (WWD) draws millions of people to streets, parks, paths and natural environments on the first weekend of October each year. This year the WWD will take place on October 5-6.
The WWD is open to citizens of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and genders, and can be hosted by every TAFISA member organisation and any interested municipality. Read More...
7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games, Lisbon, Portugal
1-7 October, 2020
Save the Date!
More information
You can find more news on our website.
 Upcoming Events
23 September 2019 - European Week of Sport Opening Ceremony, Espoo, Finland
5 - 6 October 2019 - TAFISA World Walking Day
6 - 10 October 2019, CLC, Delhi, India
October 2019, CLC, Kerala, India
14 November 2019 - Joint Event TAFISA World Congress - Smart Cities & Sport Summit, Tokyo, Japan
15 November 2019 - TAFISA General Assembly, Tokyo, Japan
17 - 21 December 2019, CLC, Israel
You can find more events on our website.
Want to share your story or event?
TAFISA is always proud to share the good work of its members with the Global Sport for All Movement.  Please send articles (in English) and pictures of programmes or events you want to share to
 What you can do
Apply for Patronage
If your organisation will host a Sport for All event you have the opportunity to apply for TAFISA patronage.
TAFISA Mission 2030
Read and Support TAFISA's Mission 2030 for a better world through Sport for All!

Learn more:
TAFISA Mission 2030
Introduce Certified Leadership Courses (CLCs) or Reach Out Day to your country
TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses in Sport for All and Reach out Day were developed to train and qualify national Sport for All leaders around the globe. Learn more:
CLCsReach Out
c/o Commerzbank / Filiale Höchst
Hostatostraße 2
D-65929 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0) 69 973 935 990
Fax: +49 (0) 69 973 935 995
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