Gentil Pennewaert Shihan, is a second generation student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. His teaching embodies the traditional spirit of Aikido. Sensei’s credentials are recognized by the World Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan (which is directly related to the founder of Aikido) and the United States Aikido Federation Headquarters (USAF)


Aikido – Second Generation Student of Founder

Highest Rank:

6th Degree Black Belt, Shihan

Instructor Certification:

Association Culturelle Belge D’Aikido
United States Aikido Federation
World Aikido Headquarters, Hombu, Japan

Offices Held:

Public Relations Minister (1988-1992),
Association Culturelle Belge D’Aikido

Honors / Distinctions:

Otomo of Sensei Seiichi Sugano (1980-1992) 1972-1974

Belgium Special Forces Regiment (Red Berets)
Close Combat Advanced Training
Stealth Training

1997-Present Chief Sensei: Newport Beach Aikikai,
Newport Beach, CA
1992-Present Technical Director: Shin Do Kan Dojo,
Brussels, Belgium
1992-1994 Sensei: Aikido Schools of New Jersey,
Elizabeth & Red Bank, NJ
1990-Present Visiting Sensei: Aikido of Brugges,
Brugges, Belgium
1988-Present Visiting Sensei: New York Aikikai,
New York City, NY
1987-1992 Chief Sensei: Shin Do Kan Dojo,
Brussels, Belgium
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