I came to Aikido through my school friend Stefan Busch, who invited me to a random meeting for a beginners’ course. After the six trial training sessions, my decision was made to continue this martial art. Apart from a short judo intermezzo in my childhood, I had no previous knowledge or expectations. I also had no knowledge of Aikido or in particular, of traditional Aikido, as taught in our Dojo.
After moving to Nuremberg, I try to visit the Keiko in my old dojo as often as I can to maintain old friendships.
Special thanks to Christian Büttner Sensei for running this unique dojo and of course to all the other sensei for the wonderful time spent in Keiko!