Pavao Piacun (1948)
My Sensei, Hanshi Pavao Piacun, was born on June 19, 1948 in Trpanj, Croatia.
1964 he began to study Karate Do by Tetsuji Murakami and taught thereupon on his behalf all over Europe.
In the 1970 and 1980 years he studied Karate Do by Ryusho Otomo, Hirokazu Kanazawa and Taiji Kase and, besides of being partner of Ilija Jorga, he practiced continually, among many others, with masters as Kenji Tokitsu and Takayuki Kubota.He counts as pioneer of Karate Do in Switzerland and contributed significantly to its countrywide spread.
He counts as pioneer of Karate Do in Switzerland and contributed significantly to its countrywide spread.
Since 1973 he teaches in his Dojo Karate Do Bern in Berne and had both as Karateka and teacher innumerable successes.
Sensei Piacun distances himself from the actual trend, which lets wither the martial art Karate Do to a purely sports oriented training. For this reason he both retired from the Swiss Karate scene and broke contact to many of his former students. His formative influence though is still clearly noticeable.
1980 Sensei Piacun (and not Ilija Jorga as many believe!) founded the Fudokan Karate Federation.
1991 Sensei Piacun founded the Swiss Traditional Karate Do Federation STKF which master and president he was until 2008.
2007 he founded his style Shisui Ryu Karate Do.
2008 Sensei Piacun got the 8th Dan.
At the end of 2008, the 1991 founded federation STKF was reorganised, restructured and completed by the martial art Kobudo. STKF now stands for Swiss Traditional Karate Do and Kobudo Federation.
In March 2016 Sensei Piacun got the 9th Dan and the title of Hanshi Saiko Shihan.
Further information about Shihan Pavao Piacun, his style Shisui Ryu Karate Do and his federation STKF, are to be found on both the websites of his Dojo in Bern and the STKF :