Aikido Harmnonie is a non profit organization, called "association loi 1901" in France.
It's primarily purpose was to invite Saotome Sensei during summer camps.
In 2009, Ikeda Sensei follows him and continues the original mission.
February 1991, Marcel Dromer, Irène Lecoq, Jean-François Douche and Paul Lagarrigue create an organization, Aikido Harmonie.
If its primarily purpose is the promotion of aikido, it's only objective was to continue to invite Mitsugi SAOTOME Shihan for summer camps, like it was since 1986.
The mission given from Saotome Sensei to the organization Aikido Harmonie is to gather aikido practitioners all over europe, who wish to follow his teaching, no matter their federation, group or country : Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Spain, Belgium, Nederland, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Finland, Ukraine...
Saotome Sensei always made a point towards Aikido Harmonie, to come exclusively at Le Vigan for his seminars outside the american continent.
This collaboration between Saotome Sensei and the organization lasted eighteen years.
In 2009, after some health problems, Saotome Sensei wished that Hiroshi IKEDA Shihan, his most senior student, would replace him to conduct the seminar.
In 2010, Marcel Dormer, President of the organization since the beginning, has past away. Irène Lecoq, previously Secretary, will take over the presidency until 2014. Then Gilles Rettel and finally Stéphane Le Derf will hold the position.
Today, Ikeda Sensei continues the primarily mission with the same involvement and success.
The organization nowadays
Since August 2018, the Organising Bureau elected for four years is composed by :
Stéphane Le Derf, President
Michaela Fernandez, Vice-President
André Hincelin, Treasurer
Thomas Hyndrak : Vice-Treasurer
Aurélie Bousquet, Secretary
Rémi Besrest : Vice Secretary
Irène Lecoq, Honorary President
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Find our Summery of the Ordinary General Assembly on our Documents webpage.
Applying for Aikido Harmonie membership
Being a member gives you the opportunity to take part in the life of the organization, to rule on the decision taken during Ordinary General Assembly. To thank you for your implication, we try to offer you, each year, a special member gift.
The membership fee to the Aikido Harmonie organization is 16 € (non refundable).
2021 Membership application will start early Febuary