Dr. Michael Russ, Bamberg, Germany, started training Karate at the age of 10. Always looking for something new, he joined many dojos and experimented with different styles. But when he had the possibility to learn from the well known Japanese teacher Nishio Shoji Sensei, Dr. Russ started learning swordsmanship and aikido as the basis of his martial art. Now he runs his own dojo, in which people learn the art of Aikido, Aikido Toho Iai and Jiu Jitsu. Dr. Russ holds a 3rd degree black belt in Aikido and Aikido Toho Iai, a 6th degree black belt in Karate and a 2nd degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu.