It is with the deepest regret that we announce that our friend and fellow aikidoka, Rik Leys,
died on Tuesday 16th August in Taravao hospital, Tahiti.

Rik practised aikido for some years in Antwerp at the dojo which first welcomed Tomita Sensei to Belgium, before travelling the world.
He eventually settled in Tahiti, where he established his own dojo, the Tahiti branch of Ban Sen Juku.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
In particular, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Odette, and son, Yanos.