Rome from 10 to 12 June 2016
I lent the kangi Shihan Keiko Wakabayashi, gave as a present to our great guest: Roland Maroteaux (France), George Popper (Hungary), Pham Xuan Tong (Vietnam-France), Auvo Niiniketo (Finland), Istvan Kelemen Hungary, Rigan Machado (Brasil), Paul Hoglund (Sweden) during the 40° Congress of the Wjjf/Wjjko 1976 and the Open of Italy at the Olympic centre - “PalaPellicone” Ostia Rome.
If we use this phrase “Rem tene, verba sequentur” by Marco Porcio Catone (234 b.C. about – 149 b.C.), after the words we need the facts, we can have an idea about was the ju jitsu, with the support of the Fijlkam, headed by Dott. Domenico Falcone, by the president of the t.c. jujitsu Master Giancarlo Bagnulo.
the success cannot stop our estimations about the path of the national and international ju jitsu could do to become more incisive.
Let’s talk about numbers: on the 11 tatami more than 600 participants of the two organizations Fijlkam and Wjjf/Wjjko; 600 people. And, only adults not children. More than 350 athletes in the respective competitions; 50 master of the 28 Nations participating, beside Italy: Australia, Bulgaria, Brasil, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Uk , Greece Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Netherland, Poland, Republic Czek, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerand, Turkey, Hungary, Usa
Sponsor of this initiative which has touched our heart for the social aim Sammy Basso (HGPS) who suffers of the sindrome Hutchinson-Gilford or “progeria” , the Doct. Marina Di Bussolo Pellicone, president of the “Foundation Matteo Pellicone”
What to add? The spirit od the budo has to be to stay all together. We are growing but without words, hego ect.
We grow using the persona experience for all, as Rome proved.
Gsb, president, founder with Soke Robert Clark (1946 – 2012) of the Wjjf before ; Wjjko later and now Wjjf/Wjjko 1976” since 1 January 2017, honorary president, has put together
- 3 chairman: Amir Barnea (Israel), Stefano Draghi (Italy), David Toney (Ireland)
- 5 vice chairman: Bruce Bethers (Usa) Nord America; Josef Oberhollenzer (Germany) Europe; Peter Pace (Australia) Australasia; Hesham Saleh Aljaser (Kuwait) Asian and Arab Country; Kozo Kuniba (Giappone) Far East.
the technical commission will follow.
- we would like to plaudit for the job done Shihan Cesare Livio Proia, for the competition who will be one of our permanent member about the competition.
Thanks to the organization team Bertoletti headed by Natascia president Wjjf/Italy and general secretary - Tatiana, Katia – and by the Vice president Wjjf/Italy Stefano Draghi: Giorgia Milano, Marisa Riccio, Andrea Bove, Mirko Di Cristofaro, Daniele Scala, Giuliano Garbuio, Augusto Falconi
To conclude least but not last: a special thanks to Shihan Giancarlo Koliotassis (Ko ryu Kaizen) for his sensibility of a touch “tocco di nettare di Bacco”.
And to our always sponsor the Oriente Sport of Enos Casarini & C.
Text and Photo. GSB