09-04-2008, 12:50 AM
I began Aikido in January 1994. By now I'm nidan an teach one of the advanced classes in our dojo. I also do the regular weapons training.
The teachers who most influenced me were my then direct teacher Werner Kaiser (3. Dan) and his teacher Jean Luc Subileau (6.Dan Aikikai) from France.
My direct teacher now is Ulf Rott (5. Dan Aikikai) who is also the representative of tenshin shoden katori shinto ryu in Germany.
Our federation is the "Aikidoföderation Deutschland" (German Aikido Federation). The smaller one of the two german Aikikai groups. The shihan of our federation are Endo Seishiro and Christian Tissier.
Needless to say that both of them are very important for me too and give me the images of what Aikido can be.
Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.