Dr. Heribert CZERWENKA-WENKSTETTEN (†)

10. Dan Jujitsu

honorary president of the SHOBUKAI AUSTRIA

former techniqual director of the EJJU (European Jujitsu Union)

first vice president of the IJJF (International Jujitsu Federation)

 

Dr. Czerwenka-Wenkstetten (†) started training Jujitsu at the age of 15. His teachers were Professor Franz Rautek and Baron Klinger-Klingerstorff in Vienna, Noritomo Otani, Tadashi Abe, Tokyo Hirano and Nobuyoshi Sato. But mostly he was coined by the Jujitsu-style of Mikinosuke Kawaishi in Paris.

Since 1955 Dr. Czerwenka-Wenkstetten teached traditional japanese Budo at the University Sports Institute of Vienna. Besides that he was a prestigious member of several international seminars all over the world. Because of his superior international contacts, he was able to invite several high representatives of many Budo-styles to Vienna over many years.

How Dr. Heribert CZERWENKA-WENKSTETTEN thought about Jujitsu... (abstract of his book: Kanon des Nippon Jujitsu / Band 1)

Jujitsu, as I understand it, is primarily a way to learn about yourself and about your character. Secondly it is a way to train your body for self defense. Jujitsu is not a tournament, not even a fight in the classical meaning. It is a way to avoid a fight. Not the person who is able to defeat an other person most effectively has achieved the highest level in Jujitsu, but that person who is able to turn an enemy into a friend...

 

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