3th Dan, Hombu Dojo Aikikai Tokyo
Following intensive years of the judo sports I started practicing aikido in Cologne in 1994.
Since 1996 I practice with Kurt Bartholet in Zurich. Other important teachers are Christian Tissier and Jan Nevelius.
Aikido for me means education and meeting to learn self defence by using techniques in a more comprehensive meaning. It is about being engaged in action with people in different situations, aware of how they are letting themselves be seen at the moment of action.
So Aikido a beautiful encounter with the reality of life.