Started Kendo in 1986 in Zurich at the Budokan Zurich Dojo with Gerhard Tscherter Sensei – 7. Dan Kendo during my early years at the university.
Luxemburgish national team from 1995 till 2008
Swiss National Kendo team (B Kader) from 1989 until 1996
Trainer at the Budokan Zürich since 1992, trainer at the Shobukai Luxembourg since 1998,
Swiss championships: Various podium placements: individuals, but mainly in team competitions
International Championships: participation in 1995 Glasgow EKC, 1996 Miskolc EKC, 1997 Kyoto WKC, 1998 Basel EKC, 1999 Lourdes EKC, 2001 Bologna EKC, 2002 Nantes EKC, 2003 Glasgow WKC, 2005 Bern EKC, 2008 Helsinki
Japanese sensei who influenced my kendo:
Fukumoto (Shuiji) sensei, Sumi sensei, Hirakawa sensei
Key kendo teacher patiently guiding my development from my humble beginnings until today: Gerhard Tscherter sensei
Regular participation in seminars across Europe lead by extraordinary teachers like:
Sumi sensei (Paris), Kozaki sensei (Mainz); Moutarde sensei (Luxembourg, Metz); Kumpf sensei (Frankfurt, Wiesbaden), Prof. Ueda sensei (Keikokei Germany); Ito sensei, Kimura sensei(Luxembourg,Filzbach), Perrenould sensei (Filzbach, Sumiswald), Pruvost sensei (Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Paris), Carpentier sensei (Strasbourg), Klein sensei (Steinbach),
Participation in the Foreign Kendo Leaders’ Summer Seminar in Kitamoto City, in Saitama, Japan: 1997, 2013
Started Kendo during senior high school in the Helsinki Dojo Ki-Ken-Tai-
Finnish National Team Member from 1989 until 1996.
Various podium placements in Finnish championships, mainly in Team competitions.
1989 Amsterdam EKC,1990 Berlin EKC,1991 Toronto WKC, 1993 Turku EKC, 1994 Paris WKC best 8 (Team), 1995 Glasgow EKC, 1996 Miskolc EKC 3rd (Team).
Japanese Sensei who have most
Uematsu-Sensei, Takahashi-Sensei, Iwatate-Sensei and Sumi-Sensei.
Seminars where I participated between 2014-2015.
2014 January :Stuttgart,Sakai-sensei & Metz Moutarde-sensei.February :Filzbach, Kimura-sensei & Perrenoud-sensei. March :Annemasse, Sumi-sensei.April :Obernai, Takamiya-sensei. May :Uni-Mainz, Kozaki-sensei. June :Steinbach, Kanemiya-sensei. July :Pori, Kubo-sensei. August :Brussels, Hirakawa-sensei. October: Luxembourg, Kimura-sensei. November :Otterberg, Viebranz-sensei. December :Brussels, Hirakawa-sensei.
2015 Janury :Deggendorf, Sakai-sensei & Obernai, Carpentier-sensei. February :Uni-Mainz, Kosaki-sensei. March :Luxembourg, Gomez-sensei. April :Annemasse, Sumi-sensei. May :Troyes,Pruvost-sensei & Wiesbaden, Yonekura-sensei. June :Paris, Yoshimura-sensei & Luxembourg Moutarde-sensei. July :Pori,Oshige-sensei.August:Brussels, Hirakawa-sensei. September :Paris, Sumi-sensei.
Arnaldo is 2nd dan. He started in Shobukai in 2016.