Hilje van der Vliet

Sandan, Aikido – Instructor Youth Aikido

Hilje van der Vliet

Hilje Sensei started training aikido in 1998 under the guidance of Suganuma Sensei. In 2005 she made a clear move to the line of Aikido as being developed by Alec Corper Sensei. Hilje is especially inspired by Corper Sensei’s continuous development of Aikido, and by the intriguing crossroads between the martial and artistic aspects of Aikido. Hilje practiced Shinkendo (Japanese Swordsmanship) for 6 years but eventually decided to dedicate herself to Aikido and the weapon training therein. Hilje currently holds the rank of Sandan and is an Instructor for youth Aikido.