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
Bank account of the JJEU
Volksbank Kur- und Rheinpfalz eG,
67346 Speyer (Hockenheim, Germany)
IBAN: DE02 5479 0000 0001 3972 49
Name: Michael Korn c/o Ju Jitsu European Union
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General Assembly – the highest authority within JJEU
(Delegates from member federations and unions)
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
Michael Korn, Germany
1st Vice President (Senior VP, Treasurer)
Philippe Merlin, France
2nd Vice President
Dana Mortelmans, Romania
3rd Vice President
Severine Nebi, France
JJEU Technical officers
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!
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
JJIF REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (JJRA)
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.
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 a extra session in Heraklion Greece October 2019, and are valid for 2019 – 2021:
For Central Europe:
- Mister Michael Korn, Vice President DJJV
- Mister Mateusz Paczynski, General Secretary Polish JuJitsu Federation
- Miss Alexandre Vosta – Geyer, Ju-Jutsi Verband Österreich
For East Europe:
- Miss Dana Mortelmans, representative of the ROMANIAN MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION
- Mister Kukoverov, Georgy, Russian JiuJitsu Federation
- One open position
For North Europe:
- Mister Claus Tobiasen, Sports Director Denmark
- Miss Isabelle Sarfati, Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation
- Open position
For South Europe:
- Mister Anesti Poulikidis, president Greek Sport-Fan Amateur Ju-Jitsu Federation
- Miss Natasa Prpic, Ju-Jitsu Federation Bosnia and Herzogovina
West & South West Europe
- Mister Luc Mortelmans, president Belgium JuJitsu Federation
- Mister Rick Frowyn, board member Dutch Judo Federation
- Mister Antonio Andre dos Santos Alves, Federaca Ju-Jitsu e Disciplinas Associades de Portugal
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: firstname.lastname@example.org