"When I started Aikido practice during my time at college (in the late seventies of the last century), my intention was to acquire just a few more elegant self defense techniques in addition to my already pretty impressive (or so I thought) repertoire. Pretty soon I realized, that there is much more to Aikido than meets the eye. With growing enthusiasm (some friends called me a fanatic) I spent more and more time practicing. Junichi Yoshida laid the base for my Aikido. My practise in Aikido is predominantly determined by the example of Tamura Nobuyoshi Sensei over nearly 30 years. Other teachers who influenced my Aikido practise are: Yamada Yoshimitsu, Sugano Seiichi, Ikeda Masatomi, Claude Pellerin, Suga Toshiro, Tiki Shewan, Stephane Benedetti und Werner Meier.
My ways of life changed, but Aikido remained a constant ingredient through all ups and downs. In the course of time I acquired many friends through Aikido. My own training and the teaching in the club have become a never draining source of joy and strength."