Mag.a Doris Nachtlberger

Learning takes courage, teaching patience - humor is helpful!

As a martial arts mentor, I want to actively accompany you a part of the way with my many years of experience and my passion as a practicing martial artist.

Through professional, goal-oriented use of martial arts, I help to transform a life struggle into a potential for personal development.

With creative impulse workshops I move sustainably and constructively.

main areas of work

  • Violence Protection and Violence Prevention
  • Stress regulation and strengthening of resilience
  • stabilization and empowerment
  • Constructive confrontation training
  • Self and life orientation
  • Health care through Shaolin Qi Gong & Rou Quan
  • Therapy support for trauma-related symptoms
  • Traditional martial arts with the samurai sword


Many people have the desire to change something in their life and do not succeed. Despite the high level of suffering, the path from powerlessness to self-empowerment is often not successful. A lack of inner peace and the resulting clarity, strength, courageous determination and discipline block progress on the desired path.

Understanding & working methods:

#maximum presence #devotion in doing #living intensity #joy #experienceandknowledge #protective framework #trustful process of practice


mindfulness creates harmony and respect and is the leitmotif in my work with Kokoro practitioners. Mindfulness in thinking, feeling and acting means the ability to “be wholeheartedly in the here and now”.

What for?

Full presence enables full adaptability to what the respective moment in life requires of us. As living beings we are subject to the natural, constant change of life and have to learn to adapt to it optimally and to deal with it constructively. If we don't learn it, and if we instead try to rigidly hold on to what is judged positive and fearfully ward off what is judged negative, then we inevitably get into an imbalance. An existing imbalance always means losing our own center. No matter where the imbalance originates, it always affects upright posture.


Working through martial arts always means working on your own attitude – inside and out. Basic themes that play a role in every offer are: * finding and strengthening one's own center (physically - mentally - spiritually), * creating anchorage in oneself (being grounded), * developing purposeful strength, * sensitizing the ability to make contact with the Outside, *general practice of mindfulness.
With movement - encounter - and reflection initiating, individually adapted creative exercise arrangements, I activate the art of human self-education and their ability to help themselves, as a prerequisite for a self-competent and meaningful life in peaceful coexistence with all living beings.

Seminar “Early Crises – Late Consequences”, Children’s Experience of Violence and Bio-Psychic Processing (Dr. K.Vavrik, Dr. W.Nowak/Austrian League for Child and Adolescent Health, 2009)

Curriculum for youth criminal judges 2009 to 2010

Seminar “What do young people want today” (Sichtart.eU /DSA Elisabeth Sixer, MSc, Mag. Dieter Schindlauer, 2012)

Seminar “Dealing with Difficult Clients, Perception-Communication-Deescalating Behavior (Dr. Manfred Kampl/Sworn Expert for Forensic Psychology/, Manfred Hirnschrodt/Trainer for Applied Psychology/BKA)2013

Seminar “Dealing with addicted and endangered parties in everyday court life” (Anton-Proksch/Institute, Mag. Michael Peter, Wolfgang Beiglboeck 2013)

Seminar “Pedagogy in Juvenile Criminal Proceedings” (Sworn Expert Dir.Dipl.-Päd, BEdMA Oliver Kölli 2015)

Seminar “Grammar of Power” (Christine Bauer-Jelinek, business coach and psychotherapist, 2015)

Seminar week “Intensive Dao-Dejing Studies, Part 1” (IDS, Jan Silberstorff, 2015)

Curriculum Budopedagogic Instructor Level (IfBP) 01/2017-03/2018

Conference with Haim OMER on the New Authority: The way to a respectful We - How we can become active in family, school and society for an appreciative culture of togetherness" (Church University of Education Vienna/Krems, 2018)

Seminar days “Leading and developing people – modern management in administration” (Eva Novotny/ Georg Herrnstadt, June 2018)

Workshop “Me! Quite self-confident” for multipliers (FEMWomen’s Health Center/Institute for Health Promotion and Model Development Vienna, 2019)

Seminar “Just a label? Diagnostic systems for mental disorders in childhood and adolescence" (GKPP Society of Critical Psychologists /Vienna, Mag.a Eva Pollak, 2019)

Seminar "Insight into trauma pedagogy - an introduction", Mag. Eva Rubenstein, Institute for Trauma and Resource Work, Otto Kanitz Academy for Adult Education, St. Pölten 2019)

Seminar “FLOW – methods of sports psychology to overcome the weaker self”, Mag.Dr. Klemens Weigl, GKPP Society of Critical Psychologists, Vienna 2019)

Further training and intervision meeting of the "Free Working Group Psychosocial Martial Arts" on the subject of Ishin-Deshin, Hünenberg/Switzerland, 2019)

Seminar "Stabilization in trauma pedagogy and counselling", Mag.a Nicole Rubenstein, Institute for Trauma and Resource Work, Otto Kanitz Academy for Adult Education, St. Pölten 2020)

Participation in online conferences in “Consious Psychology & Embodiment”, 2020

Participation in online conference “Somatic Movement Summit” (the Shiftnetwork), 2021

Participation in the Online Resilience Congress 2022 (D)

4th Budo Therapy Conference “Martial Arts in Therapy/Focus: Affect Regulation and Impulse Control (EAG FPI D, 2022)

Instructor for Tosa Juku Iaijutsu/Iaido in the tradition of the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu (Tosa Juku Austria)

Teacher for Shaolin Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing, Xi Sui Jing Qi Gong (Shaolin Cultural Center Austria)

Teacher for Shaolin Rou Quan I (Shaolin Culture Center Austria)

Budo teacher (Master – Level 2nd degree (IfBP/D)

Budo therapist​ (IfBP/D)

Natur-Resilienztrainerin ® additional qualification: stress management (German Academy for Forest Bathing and Health)

Judge (retired)

Master of Laws (University of Vienna)

Tourism clerk & gastronomy specialist (HTLF Bad Ischl)

Since 1996 studying and practicing Chinese martial and movement arts:

Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Tang Lang Style (Experiences in Wudang Kung Fu)

Tai Chi Chuan (practice in the styles Yang/Wudang/Chen),

Qi Gong (exercise practice in Wudang Wu Xing Qi Gong, 8 Brocades, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Shaolin Yi Yin Xi Sui Jing Qi Gong,

Since 2012 study and practice of Japanese swordsmanship:

Iaijutsu/Iaido Tosa Juku in the tradition of the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu (Tosa Juku Austria)


Experience in Shotokan Karate, Escrima, Yoga (Hatha/Ashtanga and Yin Yoga) and traditional long archery

Interview in the journal “Die Kriminalisten” from September 26th, 2022 “Martial Arts Mentoring for Victims of Violence”

Report in the Kronen Zeitung from August 27th, 2022 “Viennese of the week”

APA press release “Former judge campaigns for protection against violence”

Interview in the online magazine ACESS GUIDE from April 7th, 2021 "Devotion and Courage".

Article in “” on July 12, 2019

"On the professional use of martial arts in psychosocial work with people"

(by Doris Nachtlberger & Werner Lussi)

Publication – Print

"Goddess Justice and the Little Samurai – Or: How I Learned to Love the Sword (An Inner Dialogue)";

"Courtroom as a dojo?"

About dealing with juvenile delinquents in the area of tension between repression and prevention"

in Budopedagogy and Therapy, Jörg-Michael Wolters/ Doris Nachtlberger (ed.)

Examples and concepts from successful practice, ISBN: 978-3-85119-363-3

ET: 2016


(can be viewed at the International Institute for Budopedagogic and Therapy in Stade/ Germany):

"Budopedagogy in youth criminal proceedings" A guide to increasing the special preventive effectiveness of judicial sanctions;
"The Sword of Love - Budopedagogical Confrontation & Encounter"

DOWNLOAD ->Master's thesis BP

"The interplay of Budopedagogy as a Yang aspect and Budotherapy as a Yin aspect in the dissolution of resistance that blocks learning and development opportunities

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