Stephan Yamamoto delved into the martial arts (Budo) during his younger days. His passion lead him to Japan, where he studied Karate, Kendo, Iaido and Sumo in Kyoto, Tokyo and Okayama. The most important training he recieved was at the Shushukan under Sugimori Kichinosuke and in Iaido at the Kenshinkan dojo. With his expertise in the martial arts comes hands-on experience in different forms of Asian manual therapy. Today he looks back on almost 30 years of experience as a martial arts teacher.