Karl-Heinz Reiter is a renowned trainer for Aikikai Tokyo, member of “European qualified teacher”and internationally licensed instructor for Aikido and Iaido.
He was taught by numerous distinguished masters, among them by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, grandson of the founder of Aikido, and many of the founder’s direct students.
Karl-Heinz is one of the only two Austrians to have been accepted in Hombu Dojo/Tokyo, the world center for aikido. He had the honor to enjoy training in the private Dojo of Shihan Hiroshi Tada who holds the highest rank of 9 Dan.
In 1993, Karl-Heinz opened his own Shobukan Dojo.
He imparts his mastership in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, as well as the personal trainer to the world stars, dancers and choreographers Sylvie Guillem & Russel Maliphant.
He directs on a honorary basis the Aikido course "Ichi Go Ich E" (“Here and Now”) in Sidhbari, a small village at the foot of the Himalaya.