Ron NANSINK - Taikiken and Tai chi chuan
Ron started with judo training as a child. In 1967 he started to practice Kyokushin karate under Rinus Schulz, a then sixth dan karate instructor in the Jon Bluming honbu dojo in Amsterdam.
In the early 1970 ‘s he joined Jan Kallenbach’s Shin Bu Ken dojo in Amsterdam Osdorp, The Netherlands, where he was introduced to Taikiken. It was in the Shin Bu Ken dojo where Yoshimichi Sato (the son in-law of Kenichi Sawai) was teaching Taikiken. Ron, who did hold a black belt in Kyokushin karate, was deeply touched by the Taikiken simplicity and effectiveness. After training for a longer period with Sato Sensei, he joined Akio Sawai sensei (Kenichi Sawai’s son) and Iwama Norimasa sensei who took over the Taikiken training when Sato sensei went back to Japan.