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Motions on passing of JJIF Honerary Presidant Herbert Frese !

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Thanks very much for the testimony made about that Greatest Man who has been a permanent actor in all the Ju-Jitsu/Self-Defense development battles in Africa (Since the creation of the JJAFU-Ju-Jitsu African Union), and also in my personal training in Ju-Jitsu/Self-Defense. I was so chocked since I heard about his death, that i had no words to express my deep sorrow and sadness. I found enough strength to express my deep feeling. There are several years that i requested from him for the African honor to visit our continent, and particularly Cameroon where I could easily host him also; however, he has gone, but he will remain forever in our minds. With the JJAFU's Board, I will see how to officially recognize the Great Job and Assistance of the late Master Herbert FRESE.

May the Great God in which I believe, receive his soul.

Colince Tatsa Chinda,
JJAFU President


With great sorrow and shock we learned of the untimely passing away of our friend, brother and leader, JJIF Honorary President, Ju-Jitsu European Union President Herbert Frese. The Ethiopian Ju-Jitsukas and my Africans compatriots are deeply shocked on the loss of this great fighter in sport and life. Herbert Frese enabled the integration of Ethiopian Ju-Jitsu in the International Ju-Jitsu, welcomed the Judo and Ju-Jitsu cooperation in Ethiopia and supported particularly not to give up this wonderful sport. His big wish was to visit one day Ethiopia particularly Africa again. He was a man of great insight and personality someone who was very dedicated to support Africa and the rest of the world.

We salute this great Ju-Jitsu and sport icon and I wish to convey our condolences to his family, to the German Ju-Jutsu Federation, European Ju-Jitsu Federation, German Olympic Sport Confederation, Ju-Jitsu International Federation as well as the entire German Sport Family.

May God bless your soul our dear brother Herbert!

Dr. Tsegaye Degineh,
JJAFU Vice President

JJIF African Union AASC