Aikido Sensei

The founder of Aikido was O-sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).

aikido sensei

Bjorn de Decker, Dojo-Cho

  • Founder and head teacher of Hikari Dubai.
  • Born in 1977 in Belgium.
  • Studies Aikido from the age of 14.
  • Entrepreneur, read economics and art history.
  • Started Aikido under Frans Jacobs 6th Dan, then under the guidance of Dany Leclerre Shihan 7th Dan (awarded 7th Dan by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba back in 2014 as the 1st Belgian Aikidoka in history) at Aikikai Herstal  and since 5 years under Jacques Horny Shihan 7th Dan at his Rebecq Dojo.
  • He regularly follows national and international aikido seminars in Europe since many years with particular interest for Christian Tissier, Yasuno, Osawa and Kobayashi, Waite, etc and practices at the Christian Tissier Dojo in Vincennes (Paris) whenever possible.
  • He has presented all of his Dan gradings before the technical Aikido AFA commission in Belgium.
christian tissier aikido sensei

Bjorn de Decker, Dojo-Cho

  • Founder and head teacher of Hikari Dubai.
  • Born in 1977 in Belgium.
  • Studies Aikido from the age of 14.
  • Entrepreneur, read economics and art history.
  • Started Aikido under Frans Jacobs 6th Dan, then under the guidance of Dany Leclerre Shihan 7th Dan (awarded 7th Dan by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba back in 2014 as the 1st Belgian Aikidoka in history) at Aikikai Herstal  and since 5 years under Jacques Horny Shihan 7th Dan at his Rebecq Dojo.
christian tissier aikido sensei
  • He regularly follows national and international aikido seminars in Europe since many years with particular interest for Christian Tissier, Yasuno, Osawa and Kobayashi, Waite, etc and practices at the Christian Tissier Dojo in Vincennes (Paris) whenever possible.
  • He has presented all of his Dan gradings before the technical Aikido AFA commission in Belgium.
Jacques Horny Shihan 7th Dan aikido sensei

Jacques Horny Shihan 7th Dan

  • Technical consultant of Hikari Aikido Dubai
  • Founder of Hikari Aikikai Belgium in 1996 with the approval of Sugano Shihan 8th Dan.
  • Appointed Shihan in 2013.
  • Member of the technical commission of Aikido AFA Belgium.
  • Awarded 6th Dan by Seiichi Sugano Shihan and 7th Dan by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in 2017.
  • Sensei has presented more than 50 students for Dan grading with only 3 failures.
  • For many years Sensei was an avid student of Sugano Shihan 8th Dan, a direct student of O’Sensei.
  • Jacques Horny Shihan performed a brilliant Embukai in front of Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba on the occasion of his visit to Belgium in 2016.
  • M. Horny leads aikido seminars in Belgium, Spain, UK, Netherlands and Canada on a regular basis.

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Jacques Horny Shihan 7th Dan aikido sensei

Jacques Horny Shihan 7th Dan

  • Technical consultant of Hikari Aikido Dubai
  • Founder of Hikari Aikikai Belgium in 1996 with the approval of Sugano Shihan 8th Dan.
  • Appointed Shihan in 2013.
  • Member of the technical commission of Aikido AFA Belgium.
  • Awarded 6th Dan by Seiichi Sugano Shihan and 7th Dan by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in 2017.
  • Sensei has presented more than 50 students for Dan grading with only 3 failures.
  • For many years Sensei was an avid student of Sugano Shihan 8th Dan, a direct student of O’Sensei.
  • Jacques Horny Shihan performed a brilliant Embukai in front of Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba on the occasion of his visit to Belgium in 2016.
  • M. Horny leads aikido seminars in Belgium, Spain, UK, Netherlands and Canada on a regular basis.

Copyright H. Rasse