MY STORY

The story of a person is arguably a series of moments of particular importance. I will briefly summarize the moments that shaped me in relation to my current work. I began training the body as a child in pantomime and later in karate lessons. This was followed by a somewhat lost phase of puberty, during which I was able to practice Wing Tsun for a few years. I made my first deep spiritual experience at the turn of the year into the new millennium. When I was just 20 years old, I sat on a Vipassana course, which meant sitting for 10 days, being silent and introspecting. It was so profound at the time that I continued down this path. From there I was drawn to shamanism and Astanga yoga. I went through some courses and schools in order to find a home for many years in Kriya and Hatha Yoga and parallel to this Kung Fu and Qi Gong practice. Then I met Master Shi Yang Liang from the Shaolin Temple in Austria and Traktung Rinpoche, an American mystic and master of Vajrayana.  These two masters brought together something in me that I had been looking for for a long time. I took refuge in Buddhism in the Mahayana imprint of the Shaolin Temple and also the tantric imprint of Vajrayana. On this basis I continued to study the philosophical and practical basics of martial arts.

This is how the Shenwarrior project came into being. I wanted to make these rich treasures of traditions accessible in a way that was easy to understand and practicable for everyone. Regardless of religion, certain principles can be derived which, if observed, lead to a healthy and harmonious life. As a primary archetype, the warrior must be able to heal and manage in addition to fighting. He must be able to respond to the demands of life without losing his way. In this respect, I understand Shenwarrior as a holistic offer of self-determination and beauty in life.

Training, prizes, etc.:

  • Long-time student of Traktung Rinpoche

  • Master student of the Shaolin Temple Austria

  • Certified Shaolin Kung Fu teacher by Grand Master Shi Yang Liang

  • Certified meditation, Kung Fu, Taiji, Qi Gong teacher (Sportunion Wien)

  • Certificate in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sri Lanka

  • European Champion in Shaolin Rou Quan (2019)

  • Austrian State Champion in Shaolin Rou Quan (2018)

  • Austrian national champion in Sanda (2014 and 2015)

  • Chairman of the Martial Arts Association Garuda Warrior Academy

  • Fernado Paulon's private student (MMA and BJJ)

  • Prana Vita training

  • 3 year basic shamanic training on the Twisted Hair Sundance Path

  • Many years of Kriya Yoga practice under various masters

  • Many years of Vipassana practice