The I.U.M.A. (International University of Martial Arts) is founded the 20th December 1990 by 10th Dan, a Buddhist priest and culture representative of Daishoji Imperial Temple and Saga Imperial Palace. He is born in Japan in 1946 and graduated in Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
It is difficult to say when he started Aiki Jutsu, because he was born in Budo Family. His father taught him Judo and chiropractic techniques, one of his uncles taught him Go Ju Ryu Karate and one of his grandfather s taught him Aiki Jutsu and Aiki Do. Grandfather –
In 1993 10th Dan, established a I.U.M.A. headquarter in Belgium, together with and De Muynck Stefaan, Shihan. This with the purpose to bring good teachers from everywhere together in I.U.M.A. and to have a good contact between the members. All the information about seminars and other activities are collected at the headquarters and send all over the world to our members. I.U.M.A. is open to all styles and to all countries.
Soke Vansimpsen Johnny is the present President of I.U.M.A. and 2nd Soke of I.U.M.A. , assisted by his Vice-
The “MON” (symbol) of I.U.M.A is a lotus flower (Hasu) with two leaves. It grows out from the mud and fights his way up to through the water to the water surface. Once above the water surface, the flower stay strong by pushing his leaves to the water surface. After a while it shows his beauty with a beautiful flower.
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. In Buddhism, it is one of the eight symbols of good fortune. The lotus flower is a symbol of purity of the soul within the material world, which rises upward toward the light through muddy water.
If you want some more information about our organization, contact the Headquarters and we send you the information.
Hombu Dojo & I.U.M.A. Headquarters :
B-9000 Gent ( Belgium )
Tel: +32 9 253 59 53
The name and emblem of I.U.M.A. are trademark ® and can not be used without written permission of the Headquarters.