instructors

Stéphane Janczuk

6th Dan aikido black belt
1th Dan iaido black belt

Stephane started aikido in Poland, in 1984 in Warsaw. His first instructor R. Hoffman (5th Dan aikido black belt) is one of the aikido pioneers in Poland. After moving to Belgium, he studied at the Shinbukan dojo under the supervision of Marco Zethner (5th Dan aikido black belt) for the next 10 years.

Every weekend, he traveled to many seminars with Doshu M. Ueshiba, Tamura sensei, Sugano sensei, Yamaguchi sensei, Kanetsuka sensei, Asai sensei, H.Kobayashi sensei, Shimizu sensei, Fujita sensei, Endo sensei, Yokota sensei, Osawa sensei, Miyamoto sensei, Yasuno sensei, Ch.Tisser sensei.

It was a meeting with M.Kanai sensei from NE Aikikai and Claude Berthiaume sensei that allowed him to discover an aikido style so fascinating, that he decided to move to Montreal to be able to study aikido under the direction of Berthiaume sensei at l’Aikido de la Montagne.

On the North American continent, he studied with Yamada sensei, Kanai sensei, Sugano sensei, Chiba sensei, Saotome sensei. Stephane instructed also classes at Aikido de la Montagne dojo

During 10 years, he has studied iaido Muso Shin Den ryu with Kanai sensei and Berthiaume sensei and also traveled to Koryu seminars (Jodo, Kashima shin ryu).

Maya Mucha

5th Dan aikido black belt
2nd Dan black belt judo
1st Dan black belt iaido

Maya started judo in Poland in the early 1980s in Warsaw at university. She continued for 2 years before starting aikido.

Maya started aikido in Poland in the mid-1980s in Warsaw. Her instructor R. Hoffman (6th degree black belt) is one of the pioneers of aikido in Poland. After moving to Belgium, it was Marco Zethner (6th degree black belt) from Shinbukan dojo who became his instructor for almost 10 years.

She has followed many seminars with Doshu M. Ueshiba, Tamura sensei, Sugano sensei, Yamaguchi sensei, Kanetsuka sensei, Asai sensei, H. Kobayashi sensei, Shimizu sensei, Fujita sensei, Endo sensei, Yokota sensei, Osawa sensei, Miyamoto sensei , Yasuno sensei, Ch Tisser sensei.

It was the meeting with Mr Kanai sensei of NE Aikikai and Claude Berthiaume sensei that allowed her to discover the style of aikido so fascinating, that she decided to move to Montreal in 1995 to be able to continue studying aikido under the direction of C. Berthiaume sensei at Aikido de la Montagne.

On the American continent, she studied with Yamada sensei, Kanai sensei, Sugano sensei, Chiba sensei, Saotome sensei.

For 10 years, she practiced iaido with Kanai sensei and Berthiaume sensei, she also participated in Koryu workshops (Jodo, Kashima shin ryu).

In 2000 Maya resumed studying judo under the direction of H. Nakamura sensei at the Shidokan judo dojo in Montreal. She has participated in many judo kata competitions at the provincial, federal and world level.

She won the Provincial Judo Kata Championships from 2013 to 2018

She won the Canadian Judo Kata Championships from 2013 to 2016

She won the gold medal at the Pan American Judo Kata Championship in 2015

She represented Canada at the World Judo Kata Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016