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Aikido familie

Our dream is to live in a world of equality and connection. In connection with yourself and your environment. We know that people who are in their own power are more likely to lead fulfilled lives, make better choices and share their happiness with others.

Om onze gedachtegoed en beweging te kunnen volgen is het goed om een kleine uitstapje te maken naar het verleden hoe wij, als aikido familie, zijn begonnen op een young age (14 and 16 years) to be able to help others.

Ando was founded in 2002 as a result of Roefelen in Veldhoven. Roefelen was initiated by the foundation Jantje Beton to let children sniff at companies. Marga and Wim (parents of Edo and Anne) were self-employed and established in the health centre. The roving committee looked for companies for their children's groups. Marga and Wim could not do much for them but knew that it was always difficult, because Edo and Anne used to go rofeling as well. They always loved it, so we decided to join the four of us. Hoping that this would suffice for the robbing, but it became more than that.

“Veel ouders hadden het nu gevonden voor hun kind. Faalangst, ADHD, Autisme, er kwam van alles voorbij met verhalen over het kind. Dit zette ons tot nadenken en we besloten om een schot voor de boeg te doen. Edo en Anne stonden op de mat als hulptrainers bij judo en met aikido trainden zij op hoog niveau voor hun leeftijd, dus wat dat betreft kon het wel.

Together we prepared a enjoyable day of aikido for. That could not be difficult because we were enthusiastic about it ourselves. We made a dojo in the centre for that day and filled the rooms with aikido stuff. Edo and Anne were young (14 and 16 years old) and were closer to the children than the adults. Besides, life is give and take. Edo and Anne could set themselves as an example. Because they had already received so much from aikido, it was not wrong to pass on aikido as well. First they consulted the sensei of Edo and Anne, at that time Christian Tissier Shihan.

Met zijn goedkeuring hebben wij hierna we alles gevolgd wat ervoor nodig was. Wij hadden als Aikido familie alles in huis. Wim marketing/reclame en management achtergrond en ik de gezondheidszorg. Edo en Anne vulden het plaatje in van de trainers. Wim die zijn carrière nu vervolgde in het onderwijs, hielp hen met de lessen en gaf feedback. Ik gaf de ouders informatie over aikido en wie wij waren.”

Written by Marga Slui- Swart 2012

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