2nd european Mugai Ryu TaikaiAugust 29th and 30th
The 2nd european Taikai.
Traditional, japanese swordfighting from Samurai with Katana for cultivating mind and body.
Forms that have been passed down for generations, aiming to hone ones body control, technique and awareness.
Cutting test to ensure correct execution and quality of technique.
Essential techniques and principles taught with the wooden sword for fighting-applications with a partner.
I am practising and living martial arts for more than 17 years. Already as a child have I been interested in the world of martial arts. At the age of 15 I found Master Sarafnia, who taught me intensively to this day in Shaolin Kung Fu, Kung Fu Toa, KutaeKa-Do and Tai Ji Chen as well as Zen, Taoism and other philosophical beliefs and ways of meditation. During my travels in China I have exhaustively studied Qi / Ki and learned at Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang’s school in Peking and with Master Liu Yuan Yi in Suzhou near Shanghai.
My identification and fascination with samurai, Zen, the katana and japanese culture eventually lead me to Japan, were I was introduced to the samurai’s martial art, Mugai Ryu. I am a direct disciple of japanese Grandmaster Niina Toyoaki Gyokusou, who placed me as his Europe-representant for Mugai Ryu. I am still flying yearly to Japan for further training.
My method of teaching is an authentic essence of honest love and experience I had the chance of receiving from my masters. I also try handing this on to my students.
I am also training in other martial arts, such as Jeet-Kune Do with Sifu Cyrus Moghaddam and Niten Ichi Ryu with Chris De Jongh Sensei, Qi Gong, Nei Gong and various ways of meditation.
Besides the supervision of the Tenshinkai dojo I have taught for a long period at Akademie für Kampfkunst in Köln and for many years now at the Schauspiel Zentrum in Köln as well as at many gymansiums and elementary schools. As the supervisor of the Mugai Ryu Europe Association with 9 dojos in whole europe am I responsible for distributing Mugai Ryu.
I comprehend martial arts as a way of life, a life of clean principles, which is not only confined to when one is in the dojo, but also means constantly dealing with yourself in every day life situations.
I am a certified teacher of Mugai Ryu Iaido & Kenjutsu (6. Dan Renshi), Tosei Ryu Tanjojutsu (5. Dan Shidoin), Kung Fu Toa (Westae) and Hunyuan Tai Ji Chuan (Chen Stil).