Started Judo and Jujutsu (Kawaishi system) in Middle School (1963)
Changed to Shotokan Karate in 1969 after military service;
Changed to AikiKai Aikido in 1972 with Tony Thielemans as main teacher.
Hirokazu Kobayashi became principal teacher in 1973.
Promoted to shodan by Hirokazu Kobayashi in 1974;
Promoted to nidan in 1976
During the period 1972-1978 followed extensive courses and seminars with :
Nobuyoshi Tamura, Andre Nocquet and Jacques Normand (Yoseikan)
In 1976, first trip to Japan-Shizuoka for 2 months training at Minoru Hirai’s Korindo Ryu Aikido.
Converted to Tomiki Aikido in 1978 with the help of
Dr Lee ah Loi and Itsuo Haba.
During a trip to Japan in 1978, training with Hideo Ohba at Waseda University and Okubo Sports Kaikan.
Promoted to sandan in 1983 by Dr Lee ah Loi
In 1985, visit of Waseda Aikido Club led by Fumiaki Shishida to Shobukai
(Antwerpen - founded in 1979).
In 2009 promoted to nanadan (7th dan) by T.Nariyama and F.Shishida, both
Shihan of Japan Aikido Association.
Co-founder of the European Aikido Association, resigned from EAA after
Dr Lee ah Loi immigrated to Australia.
Co-founder of ETAN (European Tomiki Aikido
Network), a vehicle to promote Tomiki Aikido in Europe by organising European Championships and Seminars.