I got a taste for martial arts at an early age. In my last year at school, I started Jiu Jitsu with Sensei Tobler (instructor at the Zurich Cantonal Police). At the age of 16 I met the Indonesian Grandmaster ("PENDEKAR MADYA") Haka Tahir. With him I learned the art of Pencak Silat and passed the 1st Dan examination.
Soon I opened my own dojo - which, by the way, also had the name "Hong Long" (translated: red dragon) - and thus acquired my first experience in teaching.
Unlike Gustav, I have no previous knowledge of Asian martial arts, although foreign cultures, especially Asian cultures, fascinated me enormously as a teenager. Later, numerous trips through Southeast Asia followed. This was a wonderful and enriching time in my life.
When Gustav's and my paths crossed, we were soon looking for a common hobby/sport. It should be health-promoting and -maintaining, to be practised in the open air and without special sports clothes and accessories.
So we started with a first Taiji course with Daniel Züblin in Winterthur. That was the beginning of a long Taiji and Qigong path...
Taiji training by Küni and Gustav Burlet:
Own school in Winterthur (CH):
Further training (Küni & Gustav):
Further training (Küni):