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













“ICHI GO, ICHI E” every meeting is unique!!!

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.



“ICHI GO, ICHI E” Ogni incontro č unico!
Roma dal 10 al 12 giugno 2016
Ho preso in prestito i kangi che la Shihan Keiko Wakabayashi, ha voluto omaggiare ai nostri ospiti di alto rango: Roland Maroteaux (Francia), George Popper (Ungheria), Pham Xuan Tong (Vietnam-Francia), Auvo Niiniketo (Finlandia), Istvan Kelemen (Ungheria), Rigan Machado (Brasile), Paul Hoglund (Svezia) durante il 40° Congresso della Wjjf/Wjjko 1976 e l’Open d’Italia, al Centro Olimpico - “PalaPellicone” di Ostia Roma
Se prendiamo la frase latina “Rem tene, verba sequentur” di Marco Porcio Catone (234 a.C. circa – 149 a.C.), le parole devono essere seguite dai fatti, si ha un’idea di ciň che č stato il ju jitsu, con la valente professionale collaborazione con la Fijlkam, presieduta dal Dott. Domenico Falcone, tramite il presidente del c.t. jujitsu M° Giancarlo Bagnulo.
Il successo non deve appannare le nostre valutazioni sul percorso che il ju jitsu nazionale e internazionale deve compiere per diventare piů incisivo.
Parliamo dei numeri: sugli 11 tatami oltre 600 partecipanti delle due organizzazioni Fijlkam e Wjjf/Wjjko; 600 persone Attenzione, solo adulti non i bambini. Oltre 350 atleti nelle rispettive competizioni; 50 docenti di 28 nazioni presenti, piů l’Italia: Australia, Bulgaria, Brasile, Cuba, Finlandia, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Gran Bretagna, Grecia, Guatemala, Irlanda, Israele, Kuwait, Olanda, Polonia, Repubblica Ceka, Romania, Russia, Spagna, Svezia, Svizzera,. Turchia, Ungheria, Usa
Madrina di questa iniziativa, che ha commosso per il risvolto sociale rivolto a Sammy Basso (HGPS) colpito dalla sindrome di Hutchinson-Gilford o “progeria” la Sig.ra, Dott. Marina Di Bussolo Pellicone, presidente della “Fondazione Matteo Pellicone”
Cosa aggiungere? Lo spirito del budo deve essere quello di stare assieme nella differenza. Si cresce non con le chiacchiere, le megalomanie e l’egocentrismo.
Si cresce mettendo le proprie esperienze a disposizione di tutti, come Roma ha dimostrato.
Gsb, presidente, fondatore con Soke Robert Clark (1946 – 2012) della Wjjf prima; Wjjko poi ed ora “Wjjf/Wjjko 1976” dal 1 gennaio 2017, presidente onorario, ha cooptato i futuri vertici federali:
- 3 chairman: Amir Barnea (Israele), Stefano Draghi (Italia), David Toney (Irlanda)
- 5 vice chairman: Bruce Bethers (Usa) Nord America; Josef Oberhollenzer (Germania) Europa; Peter Pace (Australia) Australasia; Hesham Saleh Aljaser (Kuwait) Asian and Arab Country; Kozo Kuniba (Giappone) Far East Oriente.
Le commissioni tecniche seguiranno a parte.
Possiamo aggiungere un particolare plauso per il lavoro svolto, per la parte agonistica di Shihan Cesare Livio Proia, che sarŕ uno dei nostri membri permanenti nella commissione sport/gare.
Al team organizzativo Bertoletti guidato da Natascia presidente Wjjf/Italy e Segretario generale - Tatiana, Katia - e dal Vice presidente Wjjf/Italy Stefano Draghi: Giorgia Milano, Marisa Riccio, Andrea Bove, Mirko Di Cristofaro, Daniele Scala, Giuliano Garbuio, Augusto Falconi, a cui va il plauso di tutti.
Infine: list not last: un particolare ringraziamento a Shihan Giancarlo Koliotassis (Ko ryu Kaizen) per la sensibilitŕ di un “tocco di nettare di Bacco”.
E lo sponsor di sempre l’Oriente Sport di Enos Casarini & C.