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Eric van der Gracht

Black belt 6th dan F.F.K. (Fédération Francophone de Karaté)

Mastership in Psychological and Pedagogical Sciences (ULB)

Karate Instructor since 1984

 

Martial arts and Karate experience

  • 1966 to 1973 : Judo practice under the direction of Robert Plomb in Mons, Frans De Doncker in Antwerp and Mr De Decker in Bruges
  • 1970 to 1971 : Ju-Jutsu practice in Antwerp under the direction of Frans De Donker
  • 1980 to 1995 : Karate practice under the direction of Richard Prospero, in the Sankukai School of Master Nambu followed by the Kenshikan Kusano-ha-shitoryu School of Master Kenji Kusano
  • Since 1995 Karate practice in the Shitoryu School of Master Mabuni represented by Master Hidetoshi Nakahashi and directed in Belgium by Franco Belli
  • Has participated in many individual and team Kumite championships K.C.Ganshoren of Richard Prospero (finals of the Belgian Championship ABK-BKA 1984, 1985 and 1991)
  • Participation in many advanced courses abroad
  • Regular participation in different trainings and clinics of the Shitoryu school as well as of other styles
  • Leads regularly clinics in different Karate clubs
  • Has been involved in different federal positions : FFK and BKF administrator, responsible of different pedagogical commissions and head of the FFK Grading Commission
  • Has trained different FFK and BKF champions, some of them having been member of the Belgian National Team
 

Recognitions

Hikari Brussels is member of the F.F.K. (Fédération Francophone de Karaté) recognized by :

  • B.K.F. (Belgian Karate Federation)
  • A.D.E.P.S.
  • B.L.O.S.O.
  • E.K.F. (European Karate Federation)
  • W.K.F. (World Karate Federation)
  • B.O.C. (Belgian Olympic Committee)