Paul compiled AFSA's
training manual and together with Corrie Human
was instrumental in drafting the 1st AFSA Constitution.
...Corrie Human Corrie Human was born in Huhluwe in the Kwazulu-Natal Province on 31 May 1965 but grew up in Heidelberg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.Corrie attended the University of Pretoria from which he holds a Baccalaureus degree in Languages, a Baccalaureus degree in Law as well as a Higher Education Diploma.While employed as an English teacher he was seconded to the South African Defence Force where, after having received one year of intensive military training to become an infantry officer, he spent another year as the last Adjudant of the President's Guard with the rank of lieutenant. During all this time Corrie continued his studies in Law by correspondence and in 1992 he was commissioned as a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Heidelberg after receiving a Diploma Iuris from Unisa.Corrie completed his Baccalaureus Legum (LLB) degree in Law in 1994 and was thereupon appointed as a regional court prosecutor for the Regional Division of the Southern Transvaal.
In 1997 he
left the public service to serve as a candidate attorney.Corrie
was admitted as an attorney of the High Court
of South Africa in 1999.In May 2001 he opened his own law firm under the name and style of CJ Human attorneys and is currently a practising attorney. Corrie is married to Chamain and they have two children, a son CJ, born in 1998 and a daughter, Nica, born in 2000 respectively.
Corrie lives in Heidelberg, where he
also runs the local dojo called Heidelberg Aikido which he
established in 1996
Corrie's first encounter with Aikido occurred in 1985 while he
was a broadcaster at the Pretoria
University campus radio station during his
second year of studies.In the course of his
received an advertisement regarding Aikido training that he
frequently had to broadcast.After struggling through the ad a couple of times he
was sufficiently intrigued to go and have a physical look at Aikido, as that would enable him to broadcast the ad more professionally.It was 18 years ago when Corrie
arrived at the campus Aikido club to see Paul de Beer and Fritz Zöllner train.
...Corrie joined the Aikido Federation of South Africa (AFSA) in February 1985 and under the constant instruction of Paul de Beer Sensei, Corrie received Shodan in November 1993, Nidan in November 1997 and Sandan in November 2001.Corrie
was elected Vice-Chairman of AFSA
in 1994 and was appointed as AFSA's
General Secretary in 1995, which office he
Aikido career he
has trained with a number of visiting international instructors such as Kenneth Cottier Shihan (6th Dan), Chris Smart Sensei (3rd Dan), Fulvio Sassi Sensei (3rd Dan), Enomoto Sensei (6th Dan), Matthew Holland Sensei (6th Dan), Giorgio Veneri Sensei (6th Dan), Franco Martufi Sensei (5th Dan), Velibor Vesovic Sensei (5th Dan), Mutsuko Minegishi Sensei (6th Dan) and Yoji Fujimoto Shihan (7th Dan).Corrie
also trained abroad with Nobuyashi Tamura Shihan (8th Dan) during a weeklong seminar on the French island of Réunion in 1999 and with Hiroshi Tada Shihan (9th Dan) during the weeklong Italian Summer School in La Spezia during July 2002.