It´s the heart
afraid of breaking
that never
learns to dance

It´s the dream
afraid of waking
that never
takes a chance

It´s the one
who won´t be taken
who cannot
seem to give

And the soul
afraid of dying
that never
learns to live

aus dem Lied "The Rose" von Bette Midler


The Art of the Warrior - Die Kunst des Kriegers

Sword- and KI-Energy Training for women and men

- Schwertkampf und Energie (Ki-) Seminar für Frauen und Männer

The sword is a deeply collective and archetypically rooted symbol. It appears in every Mythology (Greek, Roman, British heroes), eastern as well as western cultures, even deities and Archangels are endowed with it.

The sword is symbolic for battling your externalised shadow aspects as well as clearing and freeing your positive underdeveloped personality traits. It is fascinating, respect inducing, liberating. It protects, frees from oppression and is powerful. When faced with a sword you feel God (Japanese saying)

In Japanese tradition there is a clear distinction between the sword that takes life (Satsujin-Ken) and the sword that protects life or rather awakens you to true life (Katsujin-Ken). The second relates to the “Art of the Warrior” which furthers and develops your true inner being by cutting away everything that hinders. The sword is not considered a tool to kill or maim, but a tool to clear away and reveal your “pristine inner diamond” - the sword that purifies (Harai no Tachi) or the sword endowed with special powers (Koma no Tachi);

As the “Way of the Sword” was considered a way to enlightenment, every Samurai was expected to accomplish himself not just through sword practise but by mastering creative and healing arts as well as deepening through meditation.

The sword connects Heaven and Earth

How Karl teaches

The “Art of the Warrior” is based on the philosophy “Whoever develops the ability to take life must develop the ability to heal life”. Under this motto Karl unites teachings on all aspects of leadership, emotional healing, creative expression and personal empowerment. Through practical exercises, meditation and play we facilitate the development of our inherent archetypes of the Warrior/ess (decisive action without fear), the King/Queen (leadership for the good of all), Magician/Wise Woman (intuition and healing) and the Lover (arts and creative expression).

Every practise results in insights - life changing yet simple. Playfully inspirational qualities emerge and allow you to step more into your power. Experiencing and conquering your own fear barriers enable you to say YES to living in the here and now.

"Not what we experience, but what we feel about what we experience determines our destiny."

What will you learn (playfully and easily)

On the surface

  • Complete 4 direction Tai- Chi form (as Meditation)

  • Sword techniques based on Kenjutsu and Iaido (bokken) = cutting forward/backward and left/right to stimulate different parts of your brain

  • Meridian stretches to activate your body and your inner elements

  • Rune stretches to activate your energy field

  • Complete 31 step Stick form (Jo) = hitting

  • Ki Energy practises

  • Breath, voice and movement

  • Simple Meditations

  • Emotional healing

  • and much more


While seemingly working with a simple wooden sword you are recognising and shifting deeply engrained life pattern and train yourself in clarity and concentration, co-ordination and self discipline.

Explosive cathartic freedom in the attack results in becoming more awake and alive. You learn to stand up for yourself more easily and to resist oppression resulting in more vitality, strength and personal power.

Sword practise serves the development of ”healthy aggression” and autonomy, will power and one pointedness, decisiveness, initiative and strength, as well as courage and willingness to take risks, emotional stability, mental clarity, wisdom and creativity

Mitzubringen sind ein Jo (jap. Stock), sowie ein Bokken (jap. Holzschwert).
Bei rechtzeitiger Anmeldung können diese auch vor Ort käuflich erworben werden.

häufig gestellte Fragen zum Schwertkampf-Seminar