Michel Colliard

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Michel Colliard

Michel Colliard

Born on : 28 septembre 1951 Ó Vevey, canton de Vaud.
Origine : ChÔtel St-Denis, Switzerland.
Profession : maintenance technician


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CH-1896 Vouvry
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He starts Jud˘ on 8 February 1967 at the Judo-Club de Montreux with FÚlix Zbinden (following Pascal Krieger who started in 1963). One evening of 1971, Pascal, returning form Japan, visited his former club, with a 2nd dan in judo, a 1st dan in jodo and a 3rd dan in ia´do. That evening, Michel Colliard saw Pascal for the first time and could participate in a common judo training with him, then Pascal presented, alone, a completely unknown discipline in Europe called j˘d˘, followed by a demonstration of iaid˘.

About 4 years later, Pascal came again, this time accompanied with Matthias Wenderoth for another presentation of j˘d˘. Michel Colliard was very impressed by the remarkable demonstration of j˘d˘. He decided to begin the study of this weapon with a dozen fellows judomen in 1977 and talked the Montreux Jud˘ Club into creating a new section for classical weapons.

In January 1979, he also starts the study of iaid˘ under the direction of Pascal Krieger who comes to Montreux from Geneva twice a month to teach Jud˘, j˘d˘ and iaid˘.

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