Ate VAN DER WERFF, 3 Dan, Fukushidoin (in memoriam)

born Dec 26th 1936, passed away on Feb 20th 2021 in NL-Drachten

He was the oldest Aikidoka still actively taking ukemi in Luxembourg

He serves as an example of fitness and health to the whole aikido community

Joined the martial arts federation in Jan 1977 as a 1rst kyu in Judo, coming from Germany, ranked Nidan judo Kodokan  in 07/1982

He started aikido in Oct 1997

He passes his test for shodan in June 2006 with nearly 70 years old

and his test for 2nd Dan  in July 2008.

Currently ranked Sandan Aikikai by Yamada Sensei since 09/2013, Fukushidoin

Secretary of the Aikido Kopstal-Bridel from 22nd of May 2000 till 21 April 2016.