As a child Carola always wanted to study a kind of self-defense sport, but there was no possibility. No Asian sport was offered next to our village in Germany. Later when she studied nursing at the nursing-school in Erlangen, a schoolmate said she knew a dojo for a "calm and smooth" Asian sport. The first thing Carola witnessed was the impressive sanchin-test! Her response was “Calm and smooth??? Wow! What a power, what an energy!” She decided that this would impress her for the rest of my life... so she started to study Uechi Ryu. Carola remains particularly interested in the self-defense aspects of her karate. Always eager to learn more, she has sought out and participated in as many karate seminars and training camps as possible. When not at karate, Carola leads a busy life working at the hospital as a nurse, spending time with her family and getting out into nature.
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Some years I lived only for Uechi-ryu training and the people who have studied with me. We have spent the most free time or holidays together for the summer: autumn camps, sailing tours, Törns and some other "Uechi-actions" like Bergkirchweih or Druckhaus.
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