Dr. Edvard Sefer biography

By profesion I am engineer with a master’s degree in engineering science, also known as Edvard
Šefer, Edward Schafer, Edward Schaffer and Edward Schaeffer. Knowing physicprinciples and laws
helped me a lot during my research same as knowledge of Reiki, Bioenergy, Anatomy and

I am 70 years old and I become familiar with for real life self-defense useless sport of Karate more
than 50 years ago and when I become 50 years old I faced question should I continue training
together with half younger youngsters or quit before they break my bones. Decision made was to
continue and search for techniques that are effective and feasible by older people to. Luckily, I
decided to look for this knowledge in Kata forms that are actually records of Tang show in physical
form. Based on knowledge gained from Kata I came to Tang Shou, which is preserved for us in the
500-year-old book Jixiao Xinshu written by Chinese General Qi Jiguang and the Bubishi, book editions
done on notes by Okinawan students with Chinese roots in Fujian around 1.850. I succeeded to
decode all secretly written texts and accompanying drawings what I finalized in form of PhD on most
famous Slovenian academic institution the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU) that
have roots back to 1.693AD. More…

I first encountered karate back in the 1970s. At that time, I was a student; a black belt master of Judo (whose name I do not remember) offered karate Shotokan lessons and then opened a karate club in Ljubljana. This was first karate club in the city and I joined it at the very beginning. We were training basic movements, like doing Tsuki in deep horse stance for a whole hour. This gave me a lot of strength and I learned basic movements very well. We learned the first few Heian Kata, too.

I remember showing this Kata to my father who was a national champion in fencing in Yugoslavia before World War Two and was somewhat of a street fighter in his youth. Later, he studied and became stomatologist. He was actually so fast and precise that he was able to cut a fly in midflight with scissors. When he saw the Kata, I was practicing and when I explained him the moves, he told me directly: “This has no sense… you will be beaten by anybody who has a little sense for fight”.

He encouraged me to give up practicing but the wish to learn more stayed with me for a long time. In the beginning 1990s, at a gym I meet Borut Kincl who was at that time a young man with Shotokan first Dan black belt (he now has 6 Dan or more). He was just opening his karate club above the gym and I joined him.


A great break trough in my knowledge happened when we visited several times GM George Dillman at the Mohamed Ali training camp in USA and learned about pressure points.


Another big break through happen when I visited Mr. Song T. Park seminar and learn Kiai jujitsu.


I visited many other seminars and I followed Confucius (551–479 BC) teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher who wrote:

  • You cannot open a book without learning something.
  • If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
  • I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
  • Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
  • Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  • The object of the superior man is truth.
  • Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  • The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
  • I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.

Martial art of self-defense