Dear all, dear friends,
Today (March 11 2021) we remember our former President of JJEU.
Mister Herbert Frese. Herbert was born at 12
Juli 1958 and passed away at 11 March 2014. We still
miss him. Board and directors of JJEU.
A small summary of Mister Frese:
Herbert Frese has been involved in martial arts at the
different levels and in different countries. Professionally
involved as a police officer (since 1974) ,he got in
contact with karate and boxing, until he started in 1979
to practice Judo and Ju-Jutsu. He successfully
participated in numerous national competitions and
continued training. All his Budo life, he never stopped
learning and developing his abilities. He is the author
of six books and a video with a topic of self-defence
and personal safety.
In his sport career, he held a position of club board
member, Hessian Ju-Jutsu Association board member
from 1991 to 1995, President of Hessian Ju-Jutsu
Association from 1995 to 2005 and President of
German Ju-jutsu Federation (DJJV) from 2000 to 2010.
From 2010 (and before) he has been involved in the
development of Ju-Jitsu in other countries and
continents as a special advisor to the JJIF Board and,
from 2012, also as President of Ju-jitsu European
In 2013, the JJIF board awarded him as “Honorary JJIF
President” for his positive influence on Ju-Jitsu in the
last decades and an example of fighting spirit.
we hope that you are doing well despite the current situation. The Kodokan board has decided not to host a Kodokan Open tournament next year. All the things that characterize our tournament – international fights at a high level with a starting field from many European countries in a friendly atmosphere on and beside the tatami – are not possible due to the Corona pandemic. Therefore we want to make a clear decision with the cancellation already at this time, in order not to take the risk of planning with high hygienic requirements and then having to cancel at short notice. We very much hope that we will be able to hold the next Kodokan Open in the usual form at the beginning of 2022.
Best regards from Norderstedt and stay healthy,
– for the Kodokan Open-team –
Kodokan e.V. Norderstedt
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