Ref 44/45 ° Wjjf / Wjjko 1976 Congress. Lake Iseo (Brescia).
Dear Friends / Shihan / Shidoin / Sensei
It seems, although it is not sure, that some progress is being made in
respect of the “Corona Virus” which has
kept our dojos / clubs / gyms blocked for more than a year.
Everyone has suffered both from the moral side - various martial
colleagues who have left us, - and from the economic, technical and social side.
With the effort of us all, we have "held the ground", as it is said, to at least maintain the foundations reached. And we know it wasn't easy! Between so much sadness, the positive decision of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) emerged, with it the confirmation that the federal logo is ours!
"Back to square one!"
The effort made by Shihan Smaraglai Tamas, assisted by Ms Nora Maracskň, who found themselves immersed in Covid right at the time of the Congress that was scheduled in Budapest (3/6 April 2020), must be applauded.
This is why we underline that this initiative for 2021 is "44/45", in relation to the usual one year (more or less) like the Tokyo Olympic Games (2020).
This was yesterday!
Tomorrow: September (24-26) we have to be happy we could meet all together, in a Convention / Congress that can be the "new way" of our historic "Wjjf / Wjjko 1976" the Japanese say: "shin den shin" - from heart to heart -What do we want to do?
Under the patronage of EurEthICS ETSIA - Official Partner of the European Commission - which since 2019 has certified our federation and the GBS Academy (Gendai Budo Sport), the choice of the date 24-26 September comes under the "European Week of Sport #BEACTIVE (23-30 September 2021).
We have thought of a "preliminary" programme, attached, with the costs. Before proceeding to the various "final" reservations, we kindly ask you for your opinion; your informal agreement to better assess our message.
We would really appreciate your objective evaluation: Take care!
The promoting committee,
GSB - Lia and Luciano Rocca - Giancarlo Koliotassis
43rd Wjjf-Wjjko® international congress on
a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea
On the 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th April 2019, on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea on a splendid MSC "Sinfonia", took place the 43rd Wjjf-Wjjko® international congress. The cruise departing from Genoa, provided for stops in far places: Marseille and Barcelona, about 348 nautical miles away from the port of departure.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, after a lot of checks, boarding in the port of Genoa was completed with the first "briefing" by the MSC board staff and the Wjjf-Wjjko® one, beautifully coordinated by the trio Shike Giacomo Spartaco Bertoletti, Natascia Bertoletti and myself, Shihan Lorenzo Milan; to the Wjjf-Wjjko® staff, the charming manager of the agency Anna Di Maria and the famous and always present conductor / presenter Paky Arcella were added in support. After taking possession of the numerous cabins, destined for the Wjjf-Wjjko® world teams, passengers were also familiar with the immense structure and prepared for the first official dinner of the 43rd Wjjf-Wjjko® congress.
Present with their teams and delegates 10 nations of the 54 world federation members: Italy with Shihan Roberto de Ronzi, Giancarlo Koliotassis, Gianfranco Camerini, Lorenzo Milano and representing Icmaf-Iwsf SiJo Gilberto Pauciullo; Ireland with Kaicho David Toney, Shihan Peter James Cooke and Shihan Jayne Cooke appointed to the Wjjf-Wjjko® women's department; England with Shihan Andrew Travis; Russia with Shihan Alexander Bryzguin; Hungary with Shihan Tamás Smaraglai and Sir George Popper, Prime Minister Knights of Malta State; Romania with Shihan Petrica Tanase; Australia with Shihan Thomas John Bellamy; Holland with Shihan Dirk Klok; Finland with Shihan Pekka Torri and Arto Bunda and Norway. There we see in detail the protagonists of the Italia Wjjf-Wjjko® team.
Sunday 28 April 2019 the day opened at 7:30 am, towards the pleasant Marseille harbour, with an energetic muscular awakening on the sea with the "Pi Kuan Shu" held by Shike Giacomo Spartaco Bertoletti.
The coordination of the "free activities" was by Kaicho / Chairman David Toney. At 8:00 am Shihan Roberto De Ronzi conducted a psychomotor training program, complete teaching for Ju-Jitsu practitioners, with technical exercises on the fundamentals.
So after an invigorating and revitalizing breakfast, the many excursions to the French coast in Marseille began, a city well-known for Marseilles soap, which can be bought in small shops near the ancient port.
In the early afternoon at 15: 30-18: 30 the Ju-Jitsu seminar was held with some foreign masters. For the Italians, the eccentric Shihan Giancarlo Koliotassis joined Shihan Dirk Klok in the knife defences; in parallel Shike Gsb gave basic lessons in Koden / Ken-Jutsu.
In the late afternoon at 18: 00-19: 30 the first official meeting for the Shihans of the world took part, with the presentation of the candidacies and proposals of the new world management team Wjjf-Wjjko®. At 8.30 pm the crazy "Pirates of the Mediterranean" dinner began, where all or almost all the participants were dressed in costume, in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
On the Catalan coasts, moored in the splendid port of Barcelona, Monday 29 April 2019 again at 7:30 am the day started with the usual muscle awakening "Pi Kuan Shu" with Shike Giacomo Spartaco Bertoletti; followed by other training sessions held by Shihan Gilberto Pauciullo, ICMAF / IWSF European president and Shihan Gianfranco Camerini Wjj Italia with the personal defence method Hashita; around 9:30 am the disembarkation began for the short but intense excursion to "la Rambla", Barcelona's avenue about a kilometer and four hundred meters long that connects Plaça de Catalunya with the ancient port.
In the early afternoon at 15: 30-18: 30 the Ju-Jitsu seminar was held with myself, Shihan Lorenzo Milano with defences from grapples and punches with blockages and joint levers standing. In the late afternoon at 18: 00-19: 00 everyone took part in the 43rd Wjjf-Wjjko® congress, cruise passengers - Chairman - Kaicho - Shihan - Sensei - Senpai from their respective countries, with presentations of the new world organization chart, awarding diplomas rank - Dan Menjio and Award of militancy with plaques / medals (5,10,20,30,40 years) in the world federation Wjjf-Wjjko®; in parallel Shike Gsb continued the lessons of Koden / Ken-Jutsu. At 8.30 pm the official Gala dinner began in a dark suit with a federal tie and / or ceremony tie, the party for the forty-three years of the Wjjf-Wjjko® federation, which continued in the discos on board. Thanks to all the Wjjf-Wjjko® staff Tatiana Bertoletti, Daniele Scala photographer and cameraman always present, Giuliano Garbuio and Katia Bertoletti simultaneous omnipresent translator.
Shihan Lorenzo Milan Wjjf-Wjjko / WJJ Italy
Rome Wordly Congress Wjjf/Wjjko
June 11-12 2016
40 years of history 1976-2016
“ICHI GO, ICHI E” every meeting is unique!!!
Rome from 10 to 12 June 2016
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
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
- 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”.
“ICHI GO, ICHI E” Ogni incontro č unico!
Goodbye to our friend
Robert Clark has passed away (1946-2012) one of the highest expert in ju jitsu patron of Wjjf /Wjjko. The funeral will be held in Liverpool on a strictly private as the Clark’s wish.
He is 9th dan of Ju Jitsu. Charismatic and technical chief of the WJJF. He was born in Liverpool on 2nd February 1946 and he started martial training when he was 6 years old. His master was Jack Britton.
We owe him the real development of ju jitsu all around the world and the promotion of ancient schools through modern methods.
In 1976 he founded the WJJF (World Ju Jitsu Federation) that then became WJJKO (World Ju Jitsu Kobudo Organization) with Gsb.
He was the International Technical Director of WJJKO, organization created for gathering together all ju jitsu styles.
World Ju Jitsu Kobudo Organization
Jitsu – “The Art of Compliance”
Ju Jitsu is a
Japanese expression that means “art of Compliance“
word is born from the fact that inside the classical techniques of ju jitsu
instead of rejecting the opponent, contrasting your own strength against his,
you conform yourself to him attracting
him towards you. That means that for winning him you don’t have to rely on a
superior power. Inside ju jitsu throws and kicks are used to divert the opponent,
pushes are necessary to make him lose his balance, blocks to mobilize him, and
grips to keep him under control taking advantage of the system of the levers to
the joints. Ju jitsu teaches the counter-movements to the various attack
techniques, so that it offers efficacious ways to parry punches and kicks, and
avoids to be thrown and escape from the grips of the opponent.
origins go back to the mists of time and, although there are no traces
well-defined of its evolution, we can basically find applications of it in all
the Japanese martial arts.
Ju jitsu is
connected only to the Japanese martial arts. We know, for instance, that some ju
jitsu techniques come from China: like history teaches, the boxer Chin Gempin of
the Shaolin of South taught the Kung Fu techniques to the Japanese warriors.
Some of the attack techniques trained were what then was called KEMPO
and still nowadays, this word is always connected to the ju jitsu
Though it has
so ancient origins, ju jitsu keeps on living and developing during our times, it
has adapted itself to the new exigencies facing tests always new with the times
and society changing.
taught within the WJJKO finds foundation in the whole martial world: from the
use of classical weapons to the modern and efficacious systems of self defence.
So, if your interested in an ancient art or rather in something that is suitable
at the present days, ju jitsu can meet your exigencies.
martial art offers such a large range of techniques and applications.
Anyway, the way towards perfection inside ju jitsu is
long, difficult and it needs a remarkable effort, both of the body and of the
mind, from the student. Through the training it is possible to reach a good
physical preparation, but the mental one is more difficult to develop.
represents the top of 30 years of experience inside the ju jitsu and martial
arts in general.
decades of study, development and improving in learning ju jitsu techniques and
in teaching methods.
has been established in 1976 at Liverpool and his President is Mr. Giacomo
Spartaco Bertoletti (Italy), while the International Technical Director is Mr.
Robert Clark (England).
we have more than 20 countries associated all over the 5 continents. WJJKO/WJJF
is completely devoted to the ju jitsu art, to its technical development and to
teach to everybody wants to learn it.
you want to improve your martial abilities, or if you are looking for a good and
efficacious self-defence system, or if you want to increase your awareness and
self confidence the WJJKO can meet your requirements
the didactical field, there is a list of books and videos for beginners and
advanced , with the basis programs for the kyu and dan grading.
organizes training stages with men of great importance in the ju jitsu field to
give the possibility to everybody to go deep into the ju jitsu art. All
information about the courses are usually sent to all the members.
Every year we organize an International Congress.
This year the International Ju-Jitsu Congress will be in Israel on 19-23 May 2011
further information and to become member of the association:
Via Sismondi 22, 20133 Milano
Phone: +39.0297162878, fax +39.02.89879982, cell GSB +39.335220954