In data processing since punch cards ...;-)
Family: wife Satu, children Stella, Stefan and Sixten.
Took first steps on the tatami in 1966 at the Polytechnical Judoclub under the guidance of sensei Max Jensen
Active in Helsinki University Judoclub FinnDai ry since it was founded in 1971.
- chairman 1974 - 1978, instructor 1974 - 1986
- competition organizer and team captain in the 1970'ies
|5. dan 1.6.2008
4. dan 12.12.1999
3. dan 12.3.1989
(Korpiola, Pimiä, Nupponen)
2. dan 1984
1. dan 1978
6. kyu 1966 (Max Jensen)
Mob. +358-40508 3885
|Board of Finnish Dan-Collegium (Yudanshakai) 1985-1992, 2000- , vice president 1987-1991, at which time deeply involved in the restructuring of the Finnish judo grading system and procedures.
Founded Hontai Judo Club in 1990 together with Satu Lindgren, chairman and chief instructor since then.
Finnish Judo Ass. Southern Finland chief grading officer 1988-1995, regional chief 1994-2001
Board of Finnish Judo Ass. and Chairman of the Finnish Refereeing Committee 1997-99.
National A-level coach and A-level-referee.
National grading-, refereeing- and katateacher. National Grading Board member.
Top level fighting arts coaching certificate in 1999.
Kodokan kata summer school 1991, kata seminars Hamburg 2006, Borås 2007, 2008.
EJU kata seminars: Paris 2005, Malta 2006, Sweden 2007, Rome 2008, Brussels...
Kodokan/EJU kata seminar: Kroatia/Zagreb 2011, Italy/Lignano 2012 and Italy/Rome in 2013.
EJU kata judge since 2005, judging in Kata European Championships in London 2005, Torino 2006, Wuppertal 2007, Malta 2008, Bukarest 2009, Prag 2010, Italy/Pordenone 2011, Slovenia/Koper in 2012 and Malta in 2013.
IJF kata judge since 2008, judging at the IJF Kata World Cup in Paris in 2008 and IJF Kata World Championships on Malta in 2009, Hungary/Budapest in 2010, Germany/Frankfurt in 2011 and Italy/Pordenone in 2012.