Sifu Niko was born in 1962 in Greece and has lived in Germany since 1969. At the age of 11 he began studying martial arts, first Judo, followed by Jiu Jiutsu, Taekwondo, Karate, Western Boxing and Viet Vo Dao. He achieved remarkable success in both light- and full contact tournaments.
In 1985 he started studying the Leung Ting Wing Tzun-System under Sigung Keith R. Kernspecht and his associate trainers. At the same time he also started studying the Philippine weapon-based martial art Escrima under Master Bill Newman and his trainers, eventually reaching the qualification of teacher... (full bio continued at the bottom of the page).
(1) Yip Man -> Leung Ting -> Keith R. Kernspecht -> Sifu Niko
(2) Yip Man -> Leung Ting -> Sifu Sergio Iadarola -> Sifu Niko