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    Cichorei Kano

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    Passing of Dutch judo pioneer Jan Snijders, 7th dan

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:05 am

    In the Netherlands, Dutch judo pioneer Jan Snijders passed away at the age of 93 yrs. This is a different "Jan Snijders" than the one who is currently heading the EJU Refereeing Committee. The late Jan Snijders was born on April 23, 1921 (the other Jan Snijders is 22 years his junior and was born in 1943).

    The late Jan Snijders was a former student of Jean de Herdt, Haku Michigami and Mikinosuke Kawaishi. He was also the first Dutch black belt back in 1948 (promoted by Kawaishi), and was a colleague of Dutch 10th dan-holder Jaap Nauwelaerts de Agé.

    Our deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.


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    Re: Passing of Dutch judo pioneer Jan Snijders, 7th dan

    Post by DougNZ on Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:11 am

    A sad passing.

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