I was born in Angers, France, and live now in Aomori prefecture, in northern Japan.
I started Taido in France in 1988.
After several stay in Japan from 1993 to 2000 for Taido practice and as a student, I finally settled there in year 2000.
puis étudiant depuis 1993, à peu près tous les ans, je m'y suis finallement installé (marié, enfants) en 2001.
I had been and is still a Taido competitor from local to international level, mainly for "fun" and because it's quite stimulating to challenge (or to be challenged) by younger ones.
In 2004, I founded the Aomori-city Taido Club with another instructor, and we have now about 15 members, including 4 other black belts.
I started this Forum to increase communication and share informations about Taido, Gensei-ryu Karate-do and related matters with practitionners from all over the world.