Aikido Grandmasters

You do not walk the aikido path alone. We are guided by our teachers and grandmasters. Their wisdom, teachings and example, is what helps us to discover our own path. So too those of our sensei's edo and anne. The following grandmasters are highlighted for you.

Yoshimitsu Yamada

Donovan Waite

Christian Tissier

Yoshimitsu Yamada

One of the last Aikidoka in the world to train with the founder, he is still teaching around the world at the age of 85. Because of his broadening view to let everyone develop their own Aikido, Edo and Anne sensei took him under his wing.

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Donovan Waite

Shihan Donovan Waite was a teacher in New York Aikikai and Philadelphia. He taught all over the world, so he also came to the Netherlands to give a seminar. Where Edo and Anne came into contact with an extremely charismatic Aikidoka, who opened up a whole new world of Aikido.

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Christian Tissier

Before sensei Edo and Anne became students of Yoshimitsu Yamada shihan, they were direct students of the French grandmaster Christian Tissier for about 8 years. Partly thanks to him they started their own dojo in Veldhoven.

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The list of teachers that Edo and Anne sensei have had the pleasure to learn from is long. Here are some well-known masters: Moriteru doshu, Fukakusa sensei, Sugano sensei, Tamura sensei, Doshu, Bruno Zanotti, Bruno Gonzales, Chris Curtis, Michelle Feilen, Micheline Tissier, Kaila Feder... and many more!

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