Alexandre Hillairet is primarily a doctor of Oriental Medicine and he is the founder of La Vie Acupuncture Clinic, Inc. located in Ventura and Canoga park, California and the founder of Ventura Aikido LLC. He has been a healthcare provider for the last 20 years.
He started to study martial arts at the age of 5 years old in Djibouti on the African continent. In France, he practiced Wado-Ryu Karate in Sarrebourg with Patrice Belrhiti, French Karate Champion and one of the top competitors in Europe at the time.
Alexandre was first introduced to Aikido, in 1998, while studying at the University of Marseille, France. The following year, he was attending an exchange student program for disabled children, in San Francisco, and then he decided to pursuit his medical studies in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
From 2014 to 2020, Alexandre was a Soto Deshi of Larry Reynosa Shihan in Ventura, California. Soto Deshi means outside students dedicating their lives to training but they are still working to support their family. Alexandre was also a board member of Larry Reynosa shihan's non-profit organization for more about 5 years.
Alexandre founded Ventura Aikido, LLC. in 2020 to promote Aikido in Ventura. When he is not teaching, he continues his training at the Aikido center of Los Angeles under the guidance of Dr. David Nobuhiro Ito, DAC.
He occasionally train under the guidance of Robert Ishibashi, and he attends bridge seminars in Southern California.
Alexandre also attends seminars of Christian Tissier, and in Japan, the classes of Moriteru Ueshiba, current Doshu, and Mitsuteru Ueshiba, Dojo-cho at the Aikikai foundation.