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JACOT-DESCOMBES, FREDDY

(b. 1928). Retired flight engineer formerly employed by Swissair. Began training in 1960 at AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO during frequent visits to Japan. One the of pioneers of aikido in Switzerland and the founder of the Aikikai Switzerland and Zurich Aikikai. Also, a founding member and first president of the Association Culturelle Suisse d'Aikido, established in 1969. Zurich Aikikai, Hardturmstr. 76, Zurich CH-8004 Switzerland.