Without any thoughts this is one of the greatest honors I’ve experienced in my entire life in martial arts
In Thailand during the World Championships Jujitsu for senior +21 (Nov 2015) I’ve been asked by the All Japan Ju-Jitsu Federation to help them to build up the fighting-system-jujitsu in Japan.
In September 2016 Chairman Eiichiro Toyama hosted me in Japan for the start of a good and successful collaboration. We had some seminars for fighters and referees. We had a good time in some restaurants in Tokyo and it was very nice to look from the Tokyo-sky tree from 450 meters high to see what Tokyo looks like from the air.
Since that visit I designed the rules for leveling the referees in Japan. Also I wrote the exam program for the belt exams. Of course I visit Japan since then several times and I will be visiting Japan in future
to train the Core group of Japan, the referees, give seminars and private lessons. It will be my honnor to do so.
Especially I want to thank five people for their hospitality for my visits in Japan. (first time 2001) Eiichiro Toyama and his wife Fumiko, Yukio Sakamoto, Ono Satoshi and Hiroshi Hisataka. I’m real honored to be the Senior Supervisor for the All Japan Ju-Jitsu Kyogi Federation. I will give my best to help the leveling up of the fighting system in Japan.
And if this all is not enough, the Ju-Jitsu International Federation in 2022 recognized the system I wrote for Japan as one of the official grading systems of the JJIF.
For the Japanese federation a reason to promote me to 7th Dan Ju-Jitsu. How much honor can you give to one person. I'm really blessed.
heel hartelijk bedankt
a very special thanks