5th dan Aikikai
Rüdiger Welke was born 1964 in Germany. He started 1987 his path in Aikido with the teachers Lothar Litsch and Ivan Antonietti. 1989 he arrived in Tenerife and continued his practice; first with Sensei Florencio Villaverde; after with Sensei Gordon Brownd during 7 years. From 1998 to the present moment he’s a disciple of John Rogers (Sean MacRuairi) Shihan (official professor of Aikido degree and Technical Director of Aikikai Ireland).
Degrees in International Aikikai Hombu Dojo Japan:
At the present moment he is Godan (5th) Dan.
Since 1998 he is the International Representative of the Canary Aikikai Aikido Association (C.A.A.).
Since 2013 he is Shidoin (official teacher of Aikido degree) recognized by International Aikikai Hombu Dojo Japon.
He’s got the official title of National Coach Aikido Monitor awarded by the Royal Spanish Judo and Related Sports Federation.
Aris Luis Pérez
4th level Instructor of the Master Wong Yi Man’s Nampai Kung fu International School.
He started his practise when he was 13 in Sagua la Grande(Cuba) with teacher Camilo Fernández (Choy Gar style), who got his skills directly from some Chinese immigrants.
1996 he began training Taijiquan and Qigong at the Cuban Wushu School in La Habana with Roberto Vargas Lee (President and founder of this School) and José Antonio Rey García (Vice president of the said school).
From 1997 to 2000 he continues with maestro José Antonio Rey (Representative of the Academy Nam Pai Kung Fu of Master Wong Yi Man), practising Taichichuan, Chi kung, Hung gar, Choy Lee Fut… and begins his teaching activity.
In Havana, he hone his skills with master Choy Gar Faro González Argudín – direct student of Master Li Choy. He participates in seminars about Qigong and Taijiquan with Master Roberto Vargas Lee. In 2010 in Havana he attends two seminars organized by the Chinese Health Qigong Association (The Six Healing Sounds, Qigong Exchange Muscles and Tendons, Baduanjin, Five Animals Frolics).
As a practitioner and teacher he’s got relevant results in exhibitions, events, competitions, etc. He’s been Technical Advisor of the Provincial School of Wushu in Villa Clara (Cuba) and President of the Municipal School in Sagua la Grande.
In 2011 he participates in the seminar “The Great Dance of Qigong” instructed in Madrid by specialized teachers belonging to the China Association of Renovated Qigong.
Achievements in competitions:
2005: 5º lugar en Taichichuan (forma 42) en el Evento por el Festival Internacional Chinos de Ultramar, La Habana (Cuba).
2006: 1º lugar en Taichichuan en el Campeonato Nacional Regional, Sagua la Grande.
2007: 1º lugar en Taichichuan en el Campeonato Nacional Regional, Santa Clara.
2008: 1º lugar en Taichichuan en el Campeonato Nacional Regional, Sagua la Grande.
2011: Campeón categoría Cinturón negro Formas Tradicionales(Kung Fu, Ba Gua Hung Gar), Open Kyodai, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.
2011: 2º lugar, categoría Cinturón Negro Formas Tradicionales(Kung Fu, Ba Gua Hung Gar) y 3er lugar en Armas (fForma de Vara, Nan gun), Open Chelmar, Tenerife.
2013: 1º lugar, categoría Cinturón Negro Formas Tradicionales, Open Asociación Vovinam Viet Vo Dao, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife.
2014: 1º lugar, categoría Cinturón Negro Formas Tradicionales y 3º lugar en la categoría Combate, Open Asociación Vovinam Viet Vo Dao, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife.
He is a member of Master Wong Yi Man Nampai Kung fu International Academy with 4th Instructor degree.
He teaches the following wushu styles:
-Taichichuan Yang style.
-Hung gar (Nampai kung fu).
-Choy gar (Nampai kung fu).
-Choy Lee Fut (Nampai kung fu).
-Health Qigong: Wu qin xi – Five animals Frolics; Ba duan jin – Eight Pieces of Brocade, Dao yin yangsheng gong; Lian gong shi ba fa, therapy in 18 exercises.
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