International Women’s Day this year is Wednesday, March 8. The event celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

The International Aikido Federation is marking the event by asking all of us to share our photos, with the hashtags #AikidoWomen #Aikido #IWD2017. So, I’ve combed through our picture archives and created a slideshow of some amazing Aikidoka I’ve had the privilege to train with over the years. Enjoy!