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SPITZBARTH, ROLAND

(b. 1948). 5th dan Aikikai. Silversmith. Began training in 1976 at Aikido of San Francisco in California, USA. After training for several years in California, returned to Switzerland and trained for a time under Masatomi IKEDA. Holder of aikido weapons' teaching certification awarded by Morihiro SAITO. Has hosted several large summer camps in the Swiss Alps conducted by both Morihiro and Hitohiro Saito. Operates a private aikido dojo in Zurich, affiliated to the California Aikido Association. Aiki-Dojo, Limmattalstr. 140, Zurich, CH-8049 Switzerland +41 79 350 15 66.