About me budopilates®

Mobility and strength of Martials Arts meet the core of Pilates.

Barbara Tobisch, Bakk.phil. MA

A year that brought a big change.

After pneumonia and an embolism, I kept having pain in a vertebra in the thoracic spine.

Physiotherapy and Pilates didn't really help. Something was missing.

When I trained Taekwondo more often again, I noticed an improvement in my symptoms.

So I began to combine exercises from Pilates with the flexibility and strength exercises from the general training program in Taekwondo and the pain in the thoracic spine decreased.

Unfortunately I tore my cruciate ligament, had to wear a splint for several weeks and started physiotherapy again.

In addition, I returned to Pilates and general martial arts routines to strengthen the muscles around the knee and further reduce the pain in the thoracic spine.

Focusing on this combination helped me regain the strength and mobility I was used to.

So it was clear to me that I had to combine these two areas for a holistic training.

In budopilates® I now combine exercises from Pilates with general mobility and strengthening exercises from martial arts.


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Pilates Trainer - Taekwondo Trainer - Sports Trainer
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Taekwondo Athlete
Graduation Uni
Educational Scientist


My training in sports and educational science.

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BASI Pilates Trainer for Studio & Mat (Comprehensive Teacher Training Course)

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certified Taekwondo trainer (trainer A license)

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certified sports trainer (trainer B license)

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Functional Range Conditioning movement specialist (FRCms®)

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Nordic Walking Instructor

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Fascial Fitness Introduction Course

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HIIT-up! Functional Training

6.Dan Taekwondo budopilates

Taekwondo 6. Dan

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Educational scientist

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Certified Burnout prevention trainer

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Psychotherapeutic propaedeutic

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Certificate in occupational health management


Budopilates® combines exercises for flexibility, strength and stretching from the training routine of martial artists with Pilates exercises. Special warm-up and cool-down exercises form the framework of a training session. They prepare the body accordingly for the following exercises and help to cool down at the end of the training session. The special exercises, which also address the individual meridians in the body, also increase well-being and performance.

Supporting the training with the own body weight, depending on the exercise focus, different small devices are used.

What does budo mean?

The term "budo" comes from Japanese and is used as a generic term for all Japanese martial arts, but today it is generally used for all martial arts. The word ‘budo’ means ‘the way of the warrior’, and there are many interpretations of it. Nowadays, the emphasis is on a balanced personal, physical and mental development.

Why budopilates®?

Taekwondo has been a part of my sporting activities for almost 25 years. Especially the extensive physical training in the most diverse areas such as mobility, coordination, strength, speed strength, strength endurance are an integral part of these trainings. Pilates, in combination, offers a good opportunity to incorporate general exercises for strengthening and stretching into the general training process.

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In taekwondo, a lot of techniques are associated with rotational moves, as well as a lot of emphasis on mobility. I've always missed this content a little bit during my Pilates trainings. In Pilates, strengthening and stretching are components of the training, but in many exercises only a good stretching can be achieved, if also the de-emerging mobility is given in the respective joints. For this reason, I was looking for the possibility to integrate these elements more into my trainings.

I have been training Taekwondo since 1995 and was a competitive athlete, trainer and referee. As a competitive athlete and national team member, I took part in national and international tournaments, European and world championships. The constant motivation to improve has led to the fact that I am now a 6th Dan (6th black belt).

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