KOKUSAI BUTOKUKAI  | International Martial Arts Federation 
|   SHORINJI RYU KARATE DO  |   OKINAWA KOBUDO   |   TAI CHI   |   Founded 1976 by O´Sensei Richard Kim, Hanshi, 10. Dan

Kyoshi Stephan Peitz | 7. Dan |

Architect (Dipl.-Ing.)

1966
Born as Stephan Junk in Trier, Germany.

1984
Beginning of martial arts study of Shorinji Ryu on March 19th in Trier.

 

1981
Training as a carpenter.

1986-1987
Basic military service in the transport battalion in Trier.

1987
University entrance qualification in Trier (1987-89).

Sho-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate Do (1st master degree) received by Richard Lee of Shorinjiryu International.

1989
Studied of architecture "master of science" in Trier (1989-95).

1991
Ni-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate Do (2nd master degree) received by Richard Lee of Shorinjiryu International.

1995
San-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi (3rd master degree).
Confirmed by Jean Chalamon of Butokukai Europe.
Confirmed by Hidetaka Nishiyama of the International Traditional Karate Federation.

1996
Foundation of Dojo Trier (1996).

Postgraduate degree course in historical monument preservation in Trier (1996-97).

1998
Registration as an architect in the Chamber of Architects Rheinland-Pfalz.

2001
Recognition of the graduations Sho-Dan, Ni-Dan and San-Dan by O'Sensei Richard Kim.

Menkyo Kaiden of the Shorinji Ryu of the original school of the Shorinji Ryu by Richard Kim of the Butokukai International, bestowed by O´Sensei Jean Chalamon.

2002
Yon-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi (4th master degree) received by O´Sensei Jean Chalamon of Butokukai Europe.

Yon-Dan Shotokan Karate (4th master degree) received by Hidetaka Nishiyama of the International Traditional Karate Federation.

2003
Extra-occupational study of Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University, England.

2004
Appointment to Renshi by Butokukai Europe.

Go-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi (5th master degree) received by O´Sensei Jean Chalamon of Butokukai Europe.

2005
Foundation of Dojo Karlsruhe.

2006
Founding member of KOKUSAI BUTOKUKAI alongside Jean Chalamon, Rod Sanford and Louis Jemison.

2010
Roku-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi (6th master degree) received by O´Sensei Jean Chalamon of Kokusai Butokukai.

Appointment to Kyoshi by O´Sensei Jean Chalamon of Kokusai Butokukai.

International Examiner License to Go-Dan (Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi) obtained from Kokusai Butokukai.

2012
Foundation of Dojo Bietigheim-Bissingen.

2014
Foundation of Dojo Unterriexingen.

2015
Foundation of Dojo Kordel.
Foundation of Dojo Ostfildern.
Professor at the Community College Ostfildern.

Sichi-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Tai Chi (7th master degree) received by O´Sensei Jean Chalamon of Kokusai Butokukai.

2016
Professor at the Community College Stuttgart.

2017
Professor at the Community College Esslingen.

2022
Integration of Kobayashi Ryu Karate Do (Okinawa Shorin Ryu Shidokan by Miyahira Katsuya) into Butokukai Germany e.V., under the leadership of Josef Blum as Technical Director.