Course Instructor

Course instructor Ethan Monnot Weisgard

Course instructor Ethan Monnot Weisgard

Ethan Monnot Weisgard
Born 1957 in Connecticut, USA
Resident of Denmark since 1969
Married Japanese, with two children
Home languages Japanese, English and Danish
Studied Japanese language since 1985
Traveled and resided in Japan since 1984
Advanced level of Japanese skills

Founder and head instructor of JapanBridge (founded 2004); Japanese Cultural Consultant; providing courses, seminars and consultancy in the fields of Japanese culture and communication for both the private and business sector. Author of “Bukiwaza, Basic and Advanced Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo”

Aikido (Japanese martial art) instructor and practitioner since 1976

Runs own dojo (training facility) “Copenhagen Aiki Shuren Dojo”
6th dan (degree) black belt

Teaches Aikido in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, USA and Japan

Professional translator for Japanese Aikido master instructors in Europe and Japan

Tour Guide for Danish tour groups in Japan (for Japanspecialisten – JTB Danmark)

Works freelance as Japanese Language Tour / Transfer Assistant with Japanese tour groups
Japanese language consultant for Japanese film translations in Denmark

Professional musician (drums and percussion)

Member of Danish Radio Big Band from 1976 – 2003. Other groups include Buki Yamaz, Flair, Cox Orange, Crème Fraiche, Blast, Salsa Na Ma, Palle Mikkelborgs Entrance, among others.
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Ethan Weisgard
Telephone: (+45) 40 86 32 12