Sander van Geloven, 4rd dan, is the teacher and founder of Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht. He started in 1994 and has developed himself thoroughly as shidoin in the system of Masatomi Ikeda shihan, 7th dan.
Since 2008, he is a student of Michele Quaranta shihan, 7th dan. He also travels frequently to Japan to study aikido and Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryu. Sander is a by the NOC*NSF certified aikido teacher level 3.
Michele Quaranta with Roman Daněk, 2017, Romana de Aikido Aikikai
Throughout the year he regularly attends international seminars and summer schools by Michele Quaranta, but also trains regularly with Francesco Marrella shihan, 7th dan, and Jelena Vrzić, 6th dan. In the past, he participated in seminars which were given by other very skilled teachers.
Sander is also guest teacher for several other groups in the Netherlands and abroad. See the recommendations for more information. Since 2021, he is also educational coordinator for the section Overige stijlen for the Nederlandse Aikido Bond.
Jelena Vrzić and others in Serbia
Masatomi Ikeda with Michele Quaranta in Germany
Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht has build a qualified teacher team. All our teachers hold at least the first dan in aikikai aikido and most of them have followed official education for aikido teacher at Aikido Bond Nederland which is recognised by NOC*NSF. Our teacher team currently consists of the following persons.