In 1996 Sandro Lucagnano started studying Aikido in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. When he was 1st Kyu he met Maestro Fausto De Compadri and studied Iwama Ryu. He followed him until his death. After that Wolfgang Baumgartner became his instructor Supervisor. He has participated in about 300 Aikido Seminars in Italy, Germany and California (Lake Tahoe) with Sensei Corallini, De Compadri, Baumgartner, Witt Shihan, Bernice Tom, Aviv Goldsmith, Hans Goto, Hoa Newen, Kim Peuser, Douglas Dale, Deborah Maizels , H. Saito, Tittarelli, Ulf Evenas, Aviotti. Now he is a member of the TAA. He was the organizer of the European Gasshuku 2013 in Italy. Every year Wolfgang Baumgartner is a guest of Aikido Vittorio Veneto. He is teaching since 2003 and from 2008, he practices and teaches Aikido as a volunteer for a center for people with disabilities. He is a recognized Shidoin.