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The World Games Athlete of the Year 2018

Renato Filippin - Aikido

Renato Filippin shihan started Aikido in 1963. His first sensei were Masahiro Nakazono sensei and Nobuyoshi Tamura sensei. Between 1968 and 1971, he trained under T.K. Chiba sensei in England and was promoted to shodan by Tamura sensei in 1971. Renato shihan also has had affiliations with, and was a student of Hiroshi Tada sensei and Ikeda Masatomi sensei. 

He was present at the founding meeting of the Swiss Aikikai in 1969 and served as Swiss Aikikai’s Technical Secretary from 2001 to 2006. He established Aikikai St. Gallen in 1971, which is one of the most successful dojos whithin Aikikai Switzerland.

Filippin shihan is also the official Aikido teacher of the University St. Gallen and holds regular seminars in several universities in Germany and in other parts of Europe.

13 December, 2018

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