Kite Biographies


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Martyn Lawrence

Lawrence made a mark on the fighter kite community in the early 1990s with his beautifully crafted ripstop fighters. Bold, and easily...
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Mary Yoshimi

Longtime World Kite Museum volunteer Mary Yoshimi has been a driving force behind the success of the museum. She has organized workshops,...
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Masaaki Modegi

Owner of the Tokyo Kite Museum and President of the Japan Kite Association, Modegi is one of the world’s great kite ambassadors. His...
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Masaaki Sato

It’s always a thrill to see Masaaki Sato’s box of kites. He exposes little of what’s inside, making every kite a separate...
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Maurizio Angeletti

An innovative kite maker in the early 1980s, Italian Angeletti also wrote Construire Aquiloni, an easy-to-understand kite book with...
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Michael Alvares

Western Australia’s Alvares brings a special passion to teaching with kites. With children and adults he makes kites that feature local flora and...
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Michel Gressier

Michel has become one of Europe’s most visible kite artists. His large-scale creations are a spectacular backdrop to many French kite...
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Michel Mauguen

Founder of the Federation Francaise de Vol Libre (French Federation of Free Flight), which includes hang gliding enthusiasts, parapent flyers,...
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Mike Sterling

Mike was one of the participants of the sport kite surge that occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is the designer of the Cyborg sport...
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Mike Waltze

Mike was one of the first windsurfers and entrepreneurs to explore the possibilities of kite boarding. Following in the footsteps of Corey...
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