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An early German practitioner of judo who began aikido training under Katsuaki ASAI in 1965. Leisinger is active organizationally and a staunch supporter of Asai. Currently President of the Aikikai of Germany and the EUROPEAN AIKIDO FEDERATION which originated from the Interim Committee formed in Zurich in 1980. Aikikai Deutschland, c/o Dr. Karl-Fredrich Leisinger, Berghamsrveg 72, Meppen D-4470 West Germany (059 31)16523.