SJJI Instructor Course-A

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.

Technical Board Member

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).

High Level Black Belt Exams

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

Erik Willems (NL) receives Bushido Cup

At the E-Bo-no-Kata World Championship 2018 which was held on April 21st in Sint Willebrord, the Netherlands, Erik Willems (4th Dan) received the Seishinkai Bushido Cup.

Erik was Uke for 2 of his students. Both did very well, Clay Visser (1st Kyu) and Rick Rombouts (3rd Dan) took silver and gold in their class.
However, a couple of days before the tournament, Erik had a training with the Police Departement and got injured when a Police Officer fell on top of him. The Officer’s flashlight bruised two of Erik’s ribs.
Despite the serious pain he went on and led his students to victory.

Not only displayed Erik tremendous willpower by stepping on the Tatami, but he showed his students the Respect and Budo-discipline which is also very important.

The Technical Board, together with all the Kata Judges and Japan Staff, unanimous decided to award Sensei Erik Willems this year’s Seishinkai Bushido Cup.

New Seishinkai Ju-Jitsu Dojo

On Tuesday 3rd of April Sensei Remko Dijkman will start teaching Seishinkai Ju-Jitsu at the Edudelta College in Goes, the Netherlands.
Sensei is an highly skilled Martial Artist. He holds the ranks of 5th Dan Ju-Jitsu, 5th Dan Judo, but also had training-experience in Kempo, Aikido and Kickboxing.
He works as an Inspector with the Dutch National Police.
Sensei Remko Dijkman is trained as a National Black-Belt Examinor for Seishinkai Ju-Jitsu International, but also is an licensed Kata Judge for E-Bo-no-Kata and Ne-waza-Jitsu-no-Kata.
On behave of Soke Sadatomo Harada, the International Board and the Japan Staff we want to wish Sensei Dijkman lots of success and lots of Fun.