Teachers

Sander van Geloven, 4rd dan, is the teacher and founder of Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht. He started in 1994 with aikido and has developed himself thoroughly 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 4 in training.

Michele Quaranta with Roman Daněk, 2017, Romana de Aikido Aikikai

Throughout the year he regularly participates in 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 advanced teachers.

Jelena Vrzić and others in Serbia

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.

Masatomi Ikeda with Michele Quaranta in Germany

Teacher Team

Sanshinkai Aikido Utrecht has build a qualified teacher team. All our teachers hold at least the first dan in aikikai aikido and all 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.

portrait Sander van Geloven
head teacher
4th dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 4 in training and shidoin
portret Yo-Yi Pat
assistent teacher
1st dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2
portret Annemiek Simons
assistent teacher
1st dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2
portret David Polak
assistent teacher
2nd dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2
portret Bas Jordans
assistent teacher
1st dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2

In the past the following people were also part of our teacher team or are temporarily not giving trainings.

portrait Ernst Bechthum
assistent teacher
2nd dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2
portrait Jan Stomphorst
assistent teacher
1st dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2
portrait Bas van der Touw
assistent teacher
2nd dan aikikai aikido
portret René Breedveld
assistent teacher
1st dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2 in training
portrait Erwin van der Sluis
assistent teacher
2nd dan aikikai aikido
teacher education level 2

Aikido Bond Nederland