Ate VAN DER WERFF, 3 Dan, Fukushidoin

born 1936

He is 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 since 2000.