In 1977, following a joint initiative from Germany, Italy and Sweden, the European Ju Jitsu Federation (EJJF) was founded. Ten years later in 1987, when all main European Countries were already members of EJJF the scope of the initiative was expanded to the world- wide scenario.

In fact in 1987 the International Assembly founded the International Ju Jitsu Federation (IJJF) EJJF continued its activity becoming one of the continental Unions within IJJF, as EJJU.

After the recognition received by the General Association of International Sports Federations in 1993 and the first participation to world-wide multi-sport event (IWGA 1997), the Ju Jitsu International General Assembly of 1998, in order to meet some public relations requirements towards further expansion and recognitions, decided to change the name from International Ju Jitsu Federation (IJJF) to Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) and Ju Jitsu European Union (JJEU).

Ju-jitsu European Union (JJEU) is a constituent member of Ju-jitsu International Federation (JJIF).

Address of the office:
Am Nepomukplatz 4
76661 Philippsburg

Bank account of the JJEU
Volksbank Kur- und Rheinpfalz eG,
Bahnhostrasse 19,
67346 Speyer (Hockenheim, Germany)

IBAN:     DE02 5479 0000 0001 3972 49
Name:   Michael Korn c/o Ju Jitsu European Union

For more info you may also visit as at our Facebook site.

General Assembly – the highest authority within JJEU
(Delegates from member federations and unions)

Auditors Committee
Elected by the JJEU General Assembly.
They Control the book-keeping of the JJEU and audits that the JJEU funds are used wisely.

JJEU Board – operational and governing body (newly elected at EOC Gent, Belgium, June 3rd 2016 with mandate from 2016 to 2020)

Robert Perc, Slovenia



Rick Frowyn, The Netherlands
General Secretary



Michael Korn, Germany
1st Vice President (Senior VP, Treasurer)



Philippe Merlin, France
2nd Vice President


Dana Mortelmans, Romania
3rd Vice President




JJEU Technical officers

Christophe Brunet, France
JJEU Sport Director




Ueli Zürcher, Switzerland
JJEU Referee Committee Director




Anastasios Poulikidis, Greece
JJEU Commissioner for Organisation/Protocol matters at official events

JJEU Committees – responsible for various specific tasks
After June 3rd 2016 Committees, Commissioners and Working Groups are in the process of reorganisation!
New information will be published shortly.

JJRIC Continent Europe – roles and responsibilities: 

JJIF Representatives International Committee (JJRIC)

The JJRIC is constituted so as to ensure compliance with IOC guidelines, giving more opportunity to all member nations, from all regions, to have fair and just representation in the decision making process of the JJIF.

The JJRIC comprises of elected Representatives of the JJIF Regions, elected from the Continental regions for tenure of office of TWO years as further described herein


The JJRAs shall comprise of JJNOs already affiliated with and recognized by the JJIF, which are countries of a specified geographical or common interest region within a continent.

12.1 The countries constituting each region shall be as per Bye-law Rule 10.0. They shall hold a General Regional Assembly of their members at least once in every two years, in accordance with the JJIF’s/JJCU’s statutes. They shall include on the agenda of their Assemblies the presentation of annual reports and audited financial statements and the election of Regional Representatives members of the JJRIC.

12.2 Elections to serve as JJIF Regional Representatives shall take place once every 2 years on a simple majority vote of the members present and voting;

12.3 Only Full Member JJNOs have right to nominate candidates emanating from Full Member JJNOs for the elections of JJIF Representatives of Regions.

12.4 All members (Full and Provisional) have the right to vote for the elections of JJIF Representatives of Regions.

12.5 Every Region shall be entitled to ONE Full Member Regional Representative for every 3 JJNO. If any remainder JJNO arises in that region, then that region shall be entitled to one additional Full Member Representative.

At the General Assembly of JJEU, who held place at Friday 2nd of June 2017 at Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina JJEU board provided elections for the JJIRC (JIF Representatives International Committee (JJRIC)) for Europe.

Europe JJRIC is separated in 5 regions, Central Europe, East Europe, North Europe, South Europe and West & Southwest Europe.

The next National Federation representatives where elected during the General Assembly:

For Central Europe:

  • Mister Michael Korn, Vice President DJJV
  • Mister Mateusz Paczynski, General Secretary Polish JuJitsu Federation
  • Mister Csaba Ziegler, board member Hungarian Sport Ju Jitsu Federation

For East Europe:

  • Miss Dana Mortelmans, representative of the ROMANIAN MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION
  • Mister Viktor Maliutenko, president of Ju-Jitsu Association of Ukraine
  • One open position

For North Europe:

  • Mister Claus Tobiasen, Sports Director Denmark
  • Open position
  • Open position

For South Europe:

  • Mister Anesti Poulikidis, president Greek Sport-Fan Amateur Ju-Jitsu Federation
  • Mister Igor Lanzoni, president Comitato Ju-Jitsu Italia
  • Mister Radoslav Jovcic, president JuJitsu Federation Republic of Srpska

West & South West Europe

  • Mister Luc Mortelmans, president Belgium JuJitsu Federation
  • Mister Rick Frowyn, board member Dutch Judo Federation
  • Open position. By welcome of the new member Monaco West & South West Europa is allowed to add a extra JJIRC member.

JJEU board will start discussions with presidents and boards of National Federations in regions where no JJIRC members are elected. There is one position open for the East Europe region and 3 positions for the North Europe region.

Federations who are open for a position at one of the regions with open positions are kindly asked to get in contact with the General Secretary of JJEU, mister Rick Frowyn by email to: