After the Summer Holidays, in September, SJJI will start another Instructor Course for Yudansha who want to become a Licensed A Teacher.
This course is to be held in the south part of the Netherlands, in Heerlen to be exactly and consists of 6 Days of classes and training and 2 days of exams.
The SJJI Board, after approvement of Honorary President Soke Sadatomo Harada, appointed Sensei Remko Dijkman (5th Dan Seishinkai) to be member of the SJJI Technical Board.
Dijkman Sensei has been a Seishinkai Member and SJJI Black Belt Examiner for many years and his contribution to the development of the Technical Level of Ju-Jitsu has not gone unnoticed.
One of the tasks of the SJJI Technical is to check and update the Technical Syllabus and also the text of Seishinkai Kata #1, the E-Bo-no-Kata.
We welcome Sensei Dijkman and are happy that we can learn and profit from his vast knowledge of Ju-Jitsu (5the Dan), Judo (5th Dan) and Self-Defense (Police Intructor).
On Saturday June 8th, six Dutch candidates did their Shodan-Shiken” (Black-Belt Test) in Waalwijk the Netherlands.
The Day started with a small lunch together with the Judges where they were briefed by SJJI vice-President Rob Coolen (7th Dan).
Like always the Technical Board invited Judges who are ofcourse highly skilled and experienced Ju Jitsuka of different Ju-Jitsu organizations:
Rinus Tegelaar (7th Dan), Jan Noordijk (5th Dan), Remco Dijkman (5th Dan) and Marcel van Drunen (4th Dan).
Also monitoring these “Shodan-Shiken” was the Belgium SJJI Associated Director, Mr. David van der Schoepen and he also was impressed by the candidates and their level of Ju-Jitsu.
With six candidates entering these exams there was a big crowd of people who wanted to see and support the candidates.
According to the Judges all the exams where on a high level. Which made it fun and interesting to watch for everybody. After almost 4 hours of exams the judges where pleased to announce that all six candidates passed their exams.
Seishinkai Ju-Jitsu International congratulates these Dutch candidates below with passing their Black-Belts Test.
2nd Dan: Eva de Keijzer
2nd Dan: Blanche Mannens
2nd Dan: Gjalt Walda
1st Dan: Rinus Bergenhenegouwen
1st Dan: Eline Coolen
1st Dan: Michael van Oostrum
Last May our International Board and Japan Staff appointed Sensei David Van Der Schoepen as Associated Director for Belgium.
Over the years Belgium always enjoyed the teachings and demonstrations of Seishinkai Ju-Jitsu Sensei.
As of the many work that comes with spreading Seishinkai Ju-Jitsu we needed a person that could help us in Belgium.
The International Board and Japan Staff really thanks Mr. Van Der Schoepen for his willingness to take upon this important task.