At the age of twelve, shortly after I had begun European fencing, I was introduced to Judo. Later, I studied Thai boxing and Linglom under S.Subastopong, and then Kendo, Karate and Aikido; the latter I studied throughout college under Sensei Asai from Düsseldorf. During this time I was also trained in stage combat and stage fencing at the Acting Academy in Bochum. In Berlin I studied classical Shaolin Kung Fu at the Kung Fu Academy. In Innsbruck and in Berkeley, I studied Wing Chung (Loin Ting style).

As a professional actor changing my residence every other year, I found it difficult to keep practicing most of the martial arts I had studied - styles were not necessarily offered in each city in which I lived. So, I started to l...

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