Volodymyr Vashchyshyn Sensei
5 Dan Aikido Yoshinkan
Founder and director of the Ukrainian Yoshinkan Budo Foundation
Chief Instructor in Ukrainian Yoshinkan Budo Foundation
The official representative of the International Yoshinkan Aikido Foundation (AYF)
Born on July 28, 1982 in Lviv, Ukraine. In 1999 he entered Lviv State Institute of Physical Education with specialization "Shotokan Karate-do." In 2004 he graduated with Master’s degree (was recognized as the best student of the year). Started Aikido in 14 years old. I Dan in Aikido Yoshinkan received on March 17, 2002 from Eayrz Sensei (6 Dan Aikido Yoshinkan, UK).
To get II Dan was examined by Terada Sensei (10 dan Aikido Yoshinkan, Japan) in 2003. III Dan in Aikido Yoshinkan received in 2006 from Matsuo Sensei (8 dan Aikido Yoshinkan, Japan). IV Dan Aikido Yoshinkan received in 2009 from Yasuhisa Shioda Sensei (9 dan Aikido Yoshinkan, chairman of the Foundation of the International Aikido Yoshinkan Hombu dojo and Japan). V Dan Aikido Yoshinkan got on Oct. 19, 2013 from the worldwide known master - Tsuneo Ando Sensei (8 dan Aikido Yoshinkan AYF, Japan). During this period actively participated in seminars with world level masters of Yoshinkan Aikido and in Shotokan Karate-do, Judo, Jujutsu, Kenjutsu seminars both in Ukraine and abroad.
In May 2008, he participated in Gashshuku (master class for black belts) in Kamakura, Japan, led by Terada Sensei (10 dan Aikido Yoshinkan, Japan). In November, 2010, participated in a master class led by Yasuhisa Shioda Sensei (IX Dan), Tsuneo Ando Sensei (VIII Dan), Chino Sensei (VIII Dan) in Tokyo, Japan. In the city of Kyoto, Japan, participated in a master class led by Jacques Payet Sensei (VIII Dan Aikido Yoshinkan).
Represented Lviv at the celebration of 55 anniversary of the school of Aikido Yoshinkan in Tokyo, Japan, in 2010.
While teaching Aikido Yoshinkan trained more than a dozen of black belts, as well as a number of high-qualified instructors who teach Aikido in different cities of Ukraine.