The name Taiyo was passed to me from our National Trainer Großmeister Akio Nagai Shihan. Taiyo, meaning sun, is a popular name used in Japan, which covers a wide range of spectrum, even to the samurai era. After receiving the name Taiyo, I set to work with my pupils, at that time with Miguel Manceras, Thomas Aleth, Thomas Stieber, Robert Child and his mother Sue Child to finally bring the design of an emblem to light. The visual performance of Kata Kanku-Dai at its beginning stage of looking at the sky through both open hands, brought me the enlightenment to express the meaning of opening one’s heart to others with a welcome in exchanging, learning new experiences and making friendships. In this ongoing Dojo history and finding ourselves in this Covid Pandemic, we have a lot of desire to change the image and face of Dojo Taiyo into a better Karate without losing the good spirit of Karate Do.
At this very present day, we have a slight alteration to the Emblem, instead of Taiyo, (Emblem changes made by the help of Sensei Jan Oertel) we have replaced it with Schweicheln. As Dojo Schweicheln is a Karate Section operating under Popular Sports and exercising a modern Traditional Karate-Do together with self-defense reality concepts. Our Japanese script represent our name Taiyo, where it appears present at the background for us.
For almost 39 years with SKID, my decision has been made to change our Karate association leadership, but not our ties with Japan and above all its Modern Traditional values of Shotokan Karate-Do. Sensei Frank Weber, the Chief Trainer of the community of interest for applied martial arts Germany (IGAKK Germany) is going to lead our way, he is a dear friend and my Karate shadow (close adviser in karate) for 29 years. The change was not predicted, and I believe that Dojo Schweicheln need the right leadership and we are hoping to be successful in achieving that Karate path. Now we are the members of International Ryukyukai Martial Arts Association, following the Karate-Do of Saito-ha Japan.
Dojo Shotokan Karate Do / SG Schweicheln e.V. -