Sometimes Ron was lucky to receive Sawai sensei’s personal attention, during his visits to Sawai sensei’s home or his little restaurant in Ikebukero. Since Masashi Saito was also a taijiquan student, Ron decided to study taijiquan. Ron was living in Tokyo when Kenichi Sawai died in 1988, he attended his funeral ceremony to pay respect to a great mentor, who deeply influenced his living, feeling and thinking. Ron traveled many times to China and countries in South-east Asia to research and train the roots of Taikiken, Taijiquan and other martial arts. The clarity and practical usefulness of Taoist philosophy inspires him in his daily life. In 1978 Ron had a rare opportunity to be initiated in the Wong Loo Sen See Chee Choong Temple, in Kuala Lumpur, this initiation into the realm of the Wuji (the supreme void) filled in the mystifying, metaphysical part of Taoism.
Ron’s Management training biography in short
Over the years his focus of practicing and teaching martial art, moved forwards and backwards between the many different aspects of martial art like: health and sustainability, philosophy, fighting, healing, spirituality and management and leadership development.
In 1977 Ron became one of the first martial instructors trainers to use his skills and knowledge of oriental philosophy in management training and coaching for companies like KLM, Samson, Casino Holland and others. His first coaching client was Jan Lammers who he physically and mentally prepared for his career in formula one car racing. Meeting celebrities and captains of industry, and their positive reactions on his work made him realize, that martial art as a concept for professional team building and coaching had a prosperous future.
In 1978 he started to used high tech equipment like a thermograph and a spectrum analyzer to visualize the ancient Chinese concepts about energy and polarities and the invisible interactions between people and there environment. From his findings he developed a contemporary form of feng shui to create a more sustainable environment to live and work in,together with martial art this is ten basis of his management and leadership training.
At present he enjoys an inspiring career in training and coaching, hundreds of companies and organizations already made use of his skills to work with their individual workers and teams. Ron teaches all the way, from playful schoolchildren to middle aged captains of industry. He guaranties that from family tuning to leadership and management development, it is all the same important to him, he does it with the same integrity and the same mesmerizing power.
For more the a decade Ron also organizes and participates in Natural Tuning retreats all around Europe, where he helps people to boost up there natural instincts and their relationship with nature.