Courses I teach:
“Höhere Technische Lehranstalt” – Salzburg
School leaving exam with a major in architecture and building side management
University of Applied Science – Munich
Diploma with a major in Aerospace design and a minor in CFRP
Internationale Feng Shui Akademie – Bad Homburg
Certified Feng Shui Consultant
Bujinkan Sempai/Tutor since 2001
IJRS Warrior and Introduction class instructor since 2002
After my military service, which ended in May 1999, I worked for two and bit years as a building side manager for an architect office. My major responsibilities back at that time had been supervising the various building sides, working on detail plans and at side problems, checking of bills and offers and dealing with the rectification of deficiencies.
Then I decided to study at the University of Applied Science which I did from 2001 till 2006.
After the University I first worked as a design engineer for an engineering office from 2006 till 2008. During this time I did a lot of different projects with different tasks involved including also a lot of travelling. This early work as a design engineer for Aerospace parts taught me a lot.
At the beginning of 2009 I joined the company I’m currently working for. I’m still a design engineer but now mainly set for a single project with the task to reinforce other teams when needed and my expertises are of use.
Martial Arts Experience:
At the age of about 14 my mother sent me to a local Shotokan Karate Club. I trained there for a couple of years and even made it into the fighting cadre/squad.
Through Karate I got interested in martial arts in general and that caused me to search for other martial arts which would complement Karate as this art does mainly deal with punching and kicking.
So I started to learn Aikido as well and trained it for a couple of years, first in parallel to Karate and then later only Aikido.
But still I haven’t been satisfied with the practical application of what I learned at the Dojo which made me searching for more.
Therefore I visited first a class for Tai Chi Chuan at the adult education centre and after this class joined those teachers direct class for a couple of years. During this time I also got in touch with Qi-Gong.
Later I had the chance to study Shaolin Kung-Fu under the guidance of another teacher. But this had been only for roughly about two years.
Finally I found Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu which is a so called Ko Ryu or old style martial art. I’m studying Bujinkan now since around the year 2000 and do hold now a 4th Dan black belt.
At the beginning of the year 2014 I found a Chen Tai Chi Chuan master close to my apartment and joined his class.
These days I do a morning routine of stretching and Qi-Gong nearly every morning. Beside that I visit the Dojo for Bujinkan training two times a week and the class of my Tai Chi Chuan master for another two times. In addition I do solo training as often as possible especially on the weekends whereat I do a extended martial arts in the morning meaning not only stretching and Qi-Gong but also Bujinkan and Tai Chi Chuan.
My Jedi Path:
Years ago I have heard on a local radio station about the real life Jedi and the online community. So I started to search and found my first information on the “The Jedi Creed”. I read through all texts there and made it a kind of self-study.
After this it took two or three years before I became a member of the online community.
I started my active path at “The Jedi”. This was sometime around 2002. After the faculty was shut down I followed some of the guys to the JRA-Side/-Forum. After some ups and downs this online training platform finally closed its doors. This had been then the time when I joined the IJRS.
Now I do study and guide people through the named courses at the IJRS.
The path of Jedi Realist I do follow now since the year 2002.
At the end of the year 2011 I asked Jax if I would be accepted as instructor for the Warrior course and she accepted my application. I also was warmly welcomed by the other staff members and since then I have now the honour to guide people through the Introductory Course as well as through the Warrior classes.
Beside these three major parts in my life (IJRS, martial arts and work) I focus my personal education on improving myself by studying about the various philosophies and other self-improving stuff.
Now I do study about Feng Shui and other Chinese ancient knowledge which are linked to that namely the teachings of the five elements, acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine.
In addition my interests are in general technical and/or sport based. I like to design, build and ‘ply’ with radio controlled aeroplanes and sail boats. I do like horseback riding, archery and hiking.
On the more intellectual side I’m interested medieval history of Europe and Japan and I do like reading books which deal either with the topics named before or high fantasy ala J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” or the new novel by G. R. R. Martin “Game of Thrones”.