09.09.2021

Former head of the Central Army Sports Club dies

The master of sports of international class in wrestling, multiple medalist of the USSR championships and various international tournaments, European champion (1975) Nagi Guliyev died. He was 73 years old. Nagi Guliyev in 1995-1998 was the head of the Central Army Sports Club (CSKA). From 1998 to 2002, he held the position of director of the “Wrestling House” sports hall at the sports society of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan. In 2001-2002, Nagi Guliyev provided irreplaceable support and assistance to the “Aikido Aikikai Clubs” public union in the development of this type of martial art. In 2001-2012, the hall at the sports society of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was the permanent headquarters of this association. We pray to Allah to bless our friend. Allah rest his soul. Amen. www.nagiguliyev.az

25.02.2015

Secretary General of Aikikai Azerbaijan passed away

The master of sports of international class in aikido, general secretary (2011-2015) of the Azerbaijan Aikikai Aikido Clubs public union, our brother and colleague Zaur Gafarov, has died. Started being engaged in aikido since 1990. There was 1 Dan Aikikai. He was very friendly, beautiful, reliable and irreplaceable person. Memory of it will always be in our hearts. We pray to Allah that blessed our brother. God rest his soul. Amin. www.zaurgafarov.az