Dr. Lyor Gotloib was born in Afula, Israel in 1972.
Born to Dr. Lazaro
Gotloib, a long time wrestler, began his study of
as a young boy, first taught by his father.
Later Lyor enrolled in
a judo dojo in Toronto, Canada, where the Gotloib family
lived until 1981.
returning to Israel Lyor enrolled in a Karate dojo and studied
karate for 10 years reaching the rank of Nidan.
his Karate years Lyor also won several competitions and in 1987 won
place in the Israeli national Karate championship for the under 18
to his mandatory military service he studied Krav Maga
(KMI) under the
Krav Maga instructor for the police academy, Rachamim.
his military service Lyor underwent several Krav Maga courses
for combat soldiers.
In 1996 Lyor went to Italy to
continue his academic education and there first
started to study Aikido under
the late GianFranco Leone sensei (5th dan
Taijutsu 5th Dan Bukiwaza).
In Italy Lyor met Dr. Paolo N. Corallini Shihan (7th Dan Taijutsu 5th Dan
Bukiwaza) and began attending to almost every seminar
Lyor also attended most of the
late Morihiro Saito Shihan seminars in Italy and
several other European countries.
occasions Lyor taught at Leone Sensei's request and was sent
several times to different regions in Italy (mainly Liguria) to help
During the debilitating illness of his teacher, GianFranco Leone Sensei, Lyor
was asked by his sensei to take over one of his courses and so he did.
After the tragic death of GianFranco Leone Lyor asked
Dr. Corallini Shihan to become his student and Dr. Corallini shihan accepted.
In 2005 Lyor was awarded the rank of Nidan taijutsu and in
2006 he was awarded the rank Sandan Bukiwaza both by Dr. Corallini Shihan.
In 2006 Lyor finally came back home to his beloved Israel after completion
of his academic studies.
Lyor continues to frequent seminars and soto deshi camps directed by
Dr. Corallini Shihan.
Lyor is a member of the Takemusu Aikido Kyokai and is its representative in Israel.
Lyor and Dr. Corallini Shihan
Tel: 054 2030703
Takemusu aikido association Israel