Pascal Krieger

Pascal Krieger was born on April 9, 1945 in La Tour-de-Peilz, in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

In 1960, after his schooling with the White Fathers in St-Maurice, he undertook an apprenticeship as a typographer. It was during this period that he approached Budo for the first time.

In 1963, he began to practice Judo. He settled in Geneva in 1966. In 1968, he obtained the 1st dan. The same year, he left for Japan by sea. He continued his training at Kodokan and Meiji University.

In 1969, he met Me Draeger who introduced him to Me Shimizu Takaji. He then receives his first lesson from Jodo. Shortly after, he met Me Kuroda Ichitaro, with whom he began his study of Iaido and Shodo (calligraphy).

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In 1996, he received the 10th dan in Shodo. In the spring of 1997, he received from the hands of Me Nichioka the Menkyo Kaiden of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo. That same year, he taught at the 7th International Jodo Jamboree in Australia.

At the request of Me Shimizu, made before his death in 1978, he is responsible for the development of Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo in Europe.

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His home dojo, where he teaches Judo, Jodo, Iaido, Kenjutsu and Shodo, is : Shun Do Kwan Rue Liotard 66, CH-1203 Geneva, Switzerland

 

He founded the European Jodo Federation in 1979. That same year, he assisted Me Draeger during the 1st International Jodo Jamboree in Malaysia.

In 1980, he was the instigator of the arrival in Europe of Me Otake Risuke, representative of the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu school, in the company of Me Donn G. Draeger and Me Kaminoda Tsunemori, representatives of the Shindo Muso school Ryu. This event was decisive for the expansion of Jodo in Europe.

In 1982, he taught again in Malaysia, on the occasion of the second International Jodo Jamboree. In 1984, he received his 4th dan in Jodo.

 

In 1985, he again went to Japan to study the practice of Kusarigamajutsu with Me Kaminoda Tsunemori. He takes part in the 3rd International Jodo Jamboree in Malaysia.

In 1987, he received the Shomokuroku in Jodo. The following year, he organized the 4th International Jodo Jamboree in Switzerland.

In 1989, he published a bilingual (English-French) work on Jodo Shindo Muso Ryu: Jodo, la route du stick / The Way of the Stick, AHJ, 467 p., 500 ill. 1989.

In 1991, he taught at the 5th International Jodo Jamboree in Malaysia. During the 6th International Jodo Jamboree in Hawaii, he meets Me Nishioka Tsuneo, with whom he continues his study of Jodo. He then receives the Gomokuruku. In 1995, he invited Me Nishioka to Europe, notably to Geneva.

In 1996, he received the 10th dan in Shodo. In the spring of 1997, he received from the hands of Me Nichioka the Menkyo Kaiden of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo. That same year, he taught at the 7th International Jodo Jamboree in Australia.

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