Michael Rupe (Anand Arvind) started training Tae Kwon Do with Grandmaster Kim Man Kuem, 8th DAN, in Cologne in 1970 and promoted to the first-degree black belt or 1st DAN at Kukkiwon – the Tae Kwon Do head-quarters in Korea – in 1975. He continued training with a number of grandmasters and also practiced the classical Zen meditation techniques – Zazen, Tachizen and Kinhin. Michael’s most important teachers wereGrandmaster Kim Man Kuem, 8th DAN
Grandmaster Chae Su Ung, 9th DAN, who was the head instructor of the German national team. Being his disciple, Michael attained the 2nd and 3rd DAN.
Grandmaster Kim Dong Sik, 7th DAN, who was the chief instructor of the women Spanish national team at that time.
Grandmaster Kang Gye-Soon, 7th DAN. In 1995, Michael acquired the 4th DAN under his guidancce.
In 1986 Michael’s spiritual master Osho, the famous Indian mystic, appointed him director of the
“Osho Institute for Martial Arts and Zen Meditation” in Poona, India. Since then, Michael has been teaching Martial Arts and Zen Meditation there and at several Dojos and Osho Meditation Centers in Europe.