Dear Budo friends,
Depending of course how the Covid-19 virus is influencing situations in your region/country, which can cause a NoGo due to allowance of your government, the Russian federation of JuJitsu are organizing the St. Petersburg Open 2020 on 23, 24 and 25 of October 2020.
Visa applications can be done since a few months also by web, goto: https://application.evisasrussia.com/application to check if your citizens are allowed to use this visa.
Be aware that due to the progress of the Covid-19 virus changes are possible in the program. Traveling is always on the risk of the traveler and not for the organizers in Russia. Check with your local health department about the allowance of your team.
Official letter regarding postponing of the 2 European Championships in 2020.
Letter postponing Europeans 2020_000001.pdf
Today we received the news that former World A referee Mister Rinus Tegelaar from the Netherlands past away after a short sickness.
Rinus was 82 years old and was 7th dan JuJitsu and 7th dan judo.
JJEU board condoleances the friends and family of mister Tegelaar.
*** Important news regarding Europeans Adults and Masters 2020 ***
Dear JuJitsu friends,
Last weeks we faced a lot of serious issues with the Covid-19 virus. Many events, in many sports were canceled or postponed.
JJEU and Israeli-an Federation also had to postpone the Europeans Adults. After a lot of communication with the local organizers, the government and other stakeholders we found a new date for the European Championship Adults and Masters.
The new date for this event is set on: 16, 17 and 18 October 2020, Naharia Israel.
*** News update about European Championship Adults and Masters ***
Dear Budo friends,
We are facing serious problems in the world, the Covid-19 virus, also known as Corona already results in the dead of more then 8500 people and more then 200.000 people whit the virus.
JJEU and Israeli-an JuJitsu federation are full aware that European Federations and their athletes, coaches and staff want to know more about the scheduled European Championship Adults and Masters for June 2020. Therefore the last days, JJEU board and Israeli-an JuJitsu federation board had several phone meetings about this event.
JJEU board, Israeli-an JuJitsu Federation, Israel Government, and other local government and direct involved organizations therefore made the next decision:
* The European Championship for Adults and Masters will be postponed. In a few days we will inform you all with the new date, which most likely will be after the Summer Holidays. JJEU will be in coordination with JJIF also about the new date.
For now Ju-Jitsu European Union board have the next message for all of you:
Dear friends, we would like to send e message of support to all those are affected by this situation, our thoughts are with all of you and especially with them who live in the worst hit regions in Europe where this virus caused many very ill people and claimed many lives.
In these challenging times, we need to look after each other, as we are all part of the big Budo family we as JJEU board are sure you will all do what is possible for your close relatives. We there fore whish you all the best, good health, with strong spirit and we hope to see each other soon in better times.
Robert Perc, Rick Frowyn, Michael Korn, Dana Mortelmans and Philipp Merlin