Aikido school Ando has existed for over 20 years. The main trainers are sensei Edo and Anne. Below, they briefly introduce themselves, followed by all other trainers you will encounter on the mat. Both as a teacher and as a student. (Because just like sensei Edo and Anne, also a trainer never stops learning).
You can already find a lot about us on our website, so we will tell you a bit more about ourselves and what drives us. Edo has made his hobby his job. He is a real 'creativeAndo dojo is his playground. For example, several Aikido shirts rolled out of his sleeve (and were personally printed), but he also has an Aikido children's book to his name. Everything that can be designed or creatively lifted to a new level... that makes him happy.
AnneIn addition to my passion for Aikido and other budo sports, which I have been practising for a number of years now, I am also involved in lifelong learning. learning and development. I have always been interested in humanity and its purpose on earth. But also the way we interpret it, the systems we devise and the developments we experience. I use my teaching profession to be able to investigate these issues and to spread knowledge. My studies in commercial economics (within the sports world), teacher training in general economics and now my master's degree in Management Science give me the basis to better understand the world from a Western point of view. This together with all the knowledge from Aikido, Eastern philosophy, gives me the feeling of a balanced life. During my Aikido lessons, I zoom in on various themes that are relevant to development on and off the mat.
In daily life, I am an occupational therapist for people with visual impairments but my great passion is Aikido. The beauty of both is that you can help people to get the best out of themselves. Both during therapy and with Aikido, you work together so that both can grow and achieve a beautiful result.
I think it is important that you know why something works or why you perform a technique in a certain way and I want to inspire you to think about this during the lessons. What follows from this is often a new revelation for both the student and me as trainer because everyone looks at a technique or exercise differently. See you soon on the Mat.
I am the owner of an engineering company, for designs and drawings in installation technology. This requires a fairly high precision, top quality so to say. Aikido is a wonderful addition to this, where the finishing touches need to be added and ANDO is for me the place and family where I like to indulge in training! Aikido is more than a sport, at ANDO it's a cooperation of everyone, keeping each other sharp, improving and especially building on each other, both on and off the mat. In this I would like to be there for you and guide you.
Feel welcome and get the best out of yourself together with us!
Ik kom oorspronkelijk uit Italië. Ik begon Aikido te trainen in april 1997 in Bari, de stad waar ik vandaan kom. Ik begon te trainen als een manier om iets met mijn oudere broer te doen, maar weinig wist ik dat ik op een reis zou springen die me tot op de dag van vandaag constant evenwicht geeft en me in vrede houdt met de buiten- en de binnenwereld.
In my life I have travelled a lot: besides in Italy and the Netherlands, I have lived in Finland and Mexico and I had the chance to train Aikido in all these countries, learning how the same art can feel completely different and new every time you look at it from a different perspective. I arrived in the Netherlands in 2011, here I have found a new home, a wonderful job and a great dojo here at Ando.
Hope you join us soon and start your journey with us!
Teaching is my great passion, so making the step to teaching our beautiful sport Aikido was a small one. I have been practising Aikido for more than 15 years, which I enjoy doing.
I like to work dynamically during training, so you will see this regularly during my lessons. My favourite technique is Irimi Nage, I can't get enough of it!
Let's look together at how we can use Aikido to make ourselves feel better, both physically and mentally. That is my personal challenge to all of you in my classes. I hope you leave the mat with a good feeling, that is what we are doing it for together!