Dieter Flindt started training in the Karate section of the Deutsche Judobund (DJB) in 1966 and
graduated with black belt in 1973. In 1978, as a member of the Deutsche Karate Union (DKU),
he became the instructor and grading examiner for the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany.
He joined Shotokan Karate International (SKID) in 1981 under Nagai Akio Sensei and Kanazawa
Flindt was the Director of the SKID in 1983 – 1990, and appointed as a coach to the Netherlands by Kanazawa Sensei in 1986. In 1990 he left from SKID to start his own association, which became the Shotokan Karate Verband Deutschland (SKVD) and was affiliated with JKA(Matsuno section) in 1998. In 1999 while at the JKA World Championship in Japan, along with
the other 1500 participants from 45 countries, he earned the 2nd place in the veteran individual
class of Kata.
Flindt made a strong, trustful relationship with Abe Sensei and when Abe Sensei
founded his own association JSKA, SKVD was one of the first countries to join. He received an
8th Dan from JSKA in 2012. His trustful personality, excellent skills and Budo mind have earned
Flindt respect from the world’s karate instructors.