Jan Vanrompay Sensei began practicing Aikido in 1993 under the late Albert Merckx Sensei.
He lived in Japan in 2002-2003, where he was accepted as an Aikido student of Shimamoto Katsuyuki Shihan. He has been following shihan ever since, joining his seminars throughout Europe and goes back to Japan on a regular basis.
In 2018, he received Shihan’s approval to establish the “Aikido Shoryukai Belgium” federation, which he has been presiding since.
Jan currently holds a 5th dan in aikido.