Yaman started training in Aikido over 20 years ago. He has practiced with several well known sensei's. He has even travelled to Japan in search of further instruction. On his return he opened several different dojo's in Europe and managed them.
After his 2nd Dan, he met with Christian Tissier Shihan and chose to follow him as his student. Later on he represented Christian Tissier Shihan in Universities in countries like Turkey, Belarus, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova and Russia. Many of his prior students now have many different Dan degrees awarded by Christian Tissier Shihan. Some of these students now have their own dojos.
He has followed Christian Tissier Shihan in seminars all over the world for the past 10 years. He still pursues his studies in Aikido.
He represents Shihan Christian Tissier in the East Coast of USA.
He has initiated Aikido programs in Sports Academies and in Recreation Departments and taught Aikido at Theatre Departments of universities and other education institutions for students to develop their skills.
As a result of his efforts Aikido has become licence in sports academies under Yaman's specifications.
He has led the way for Aikido to be a part of Leisure Skills curricula in European Universities.
He created the first post-graduate degree in Aikido in Minsk.
He has taught many seminars in universities for the introduction and development of Aikido and he is still giving seminars in these institutions.
He has trained many law enforcement organization personel in Aikido.
He also practises Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing with Cetin Cin who is a renowned World, European and Balkan's Champion.
Yaman Gedikoglu has opened Sakura Dojo with the same name he uses in his European dojos, to create a special center of recreational arts to provide more people with a path to happiness.
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