Born In Verbania Pallanza 04/12/1967 at present living in Sudbury (Suffolk) England. I started to practice Martial Arts when I was very young; my first taste was in the form of Tai Chi Chuan style (Chen) watching the fluid movements and being so powerful.
After spending 8 years studying and practising this style I travelled around Italy many times to do courses with different International Instructors. During my travel I met many people as equally enthusiastic as me too share information and new techniques. I remember meeting an Aikido teacher who was talking about Ueshiba Shirai, a man who delivered a lot of power and throwing people on the other side of the tatami in just a single and easy movement. This looks and sounds easy, but it's not! I think that was the reason why I swapped to Aikido. As I was still learning, I grew curios about the differences and I wanted to learn a new and possibly better style. The more interesting aspects for me were 1) Grabbing 2) Locking 3) Throwing. More importantly using your opponent’s power, size and strength against them.
My first teacher in Aikido was Sensei Carta who now holds a 5 Dan in aikido and 6 dan Judo ex Italian Squat, I spent 9 years training to achieve my Nidan, in this period of time i went all over Italy, Switzerland, Germany doing different courses with different instructors of Aikido. During my studies I also practiced Karate Shotokan, which around 1979 I achieved my 1 dan, in 1985 I achieved my 2 dan, in 1992 my 3dan and around 1998 my 4dan. I belonged to the FIKTEDA which was founded From M* Hiroshi Shirai. I was very surprised by the way he demonstrated the techniques of the kata or how to apply and most importantly he was always there for any questions. I studied and completed many courses all around Italy with very good Italians. Filippo Masi 6 time European champion in Kumite, or Sensei Gianni Pera, Carlo Henke,Sensei Carlo Fugazza, I remember travelling miles just to be there in any course where there was always something new to learn. In 2002/03 I arrived in England where I found many good federations to join and chose the TSKA (traditional Shotokan Karate Association) which was running under Peter Manning a 6 dan and Chairman of the some association and Vice Chairman of Nakmas National Governing Body www.nakmas.org.uk In 2003 I moved to Sudbury, Suffolk and I joined the JKA under Chief Instructor Sensei Y. Otha, but I spent few years . In the same year I started to training at stoke-by-nayland club almost 6 years which belongs to the KUGB Opened in 1967 from Sensei Enoeda Now under the chief and Chairmen Sensei Andy Sherry, 9dan which regularly come down from Liverpool to do the grading and Courses. Since the day I joined KUGB I have completed many other courses with Sensei Simon Oliver, .At present as you can see, I run my own club Under the federation KUGB Lately I attended a course with Sensei Akita, 5 Dan, in the Kent area.Now i hold the 4dan kugb.
01/10/2016 Bath University Dan Grading 4th Dan
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