Born in May 1948, I start Budo by Karate Shotokan in 1963.
Along with the practice of Karate I started studying Taikiken in 1987 by Jean Luc Lesueur Sensei and Jan Kallenbach Sensei by seminar in France and in Amsterdam.
Between 1974 and 1976 I went two times 6 month to Japan to improve my Karate, but also study the sword in the school of Omori Sogen Sensei (Kashima Shinden Jiki Shinkage-Ryu), Jo Jutsu at Shimizu Takaji Sensei (Shindo Muso-Ryu).
From 2001/2002 until 2003 I would do many trips to Japan, to settle there on a consistent basis from 2004 to 2011. During the entire period I stayed in Japan, I studied in the Dojo Michio Shimada Sensei Tokyo Shinjuku (2-3 times in week) and meet many Taikiken Sensei (Amano, Kashimura, Sato Seiji died the last year).
During this long period, I give courses Kenpo and Taijiquan to the Japanese in Tokyo and Yokohama (I was living in Yokohama).
In April 2006 I created my school Budo at Yokohama: Seishinkan Kenpo International.
In Japan I also received a teaching of Kyudo in the Dojo Hachimangu Shinto Shrine in Kamakura and 3 years of Shodo in Yokohama (By women Sensei).
I return to France in 2011, Jan Kallenbach Sensei called me Taikiken Renshi in June.
From 2011 I’m back in France and I 'm based in the South West of France, at the foot of the Pyrenees where I built my private Dojo and teach essential the Taikiken and Taijiquan/Kiko.
As soon as I arrived in Japan in 2004, I stop completely Karate and devoted myself exclusively to Taikiken.
My current Budo status in France is: Teacher:
Taikiken Renshi, Taijiquan & Qigong/Kiko with a qualification of State of French 2nd Degree Diploma of State and Dan 5. in Karate recognized by the French Federation of Karate and Associated Discipline.
Since my return to France I endeavor to develop the Taikiken in a spirit of confidentiality and quality.
My current group is up in France twenty students. I also develop since 2015 a group in Italy in Florence. New people in Italy are interested in my teaching. New groups are expected soon in Genoa, Trieste and Rome. I am also in touch with Slovenia and Croatia.
Since I left Japan, I always talk Relations a Sensei 3rd generation, this is Shimamura Naotake Sensei: Renshi, Godan. Leader from the Tochigi Taikiken Branch by Oyama City (120 km North from Tokyo). He came to lead a seminar at in my Dojo the last year.
For obscure reasons the relations with Shimada Sensei ruptured!
I'm going to Japan in June/July 2016 for 3 weeks to Shimamura Sensei. Or I'll certainly meet Iwama and Yoshimichi Sato Sensei.