“It is time to form a cohesive and modern martial arts association”

towards a broad plan

In his role as Quartermaster, supported by a cleverly formed transition committee, two major challenges await him on his way to the ultimate goal. “Ultimately, what I think is most important is finding an organization, creating an organization that will ensure that you get access to a lot of amateur athletes. This is really new. You can help people who play this sport but don’t want to get into that loop. You can find it and you can run it and connect it in a way what. “

“That’s also the innovative thing, because it hasn’t been done yet and that’s the first big challenge for me. And then the other big challenge,” he reveals, “is how do we now ensure that everyone now working in the organization from those events, they’ll work together in a way Good and from one strong organization. This is already happening a bit under the umbrella of the Martial Arts Corps, but it could be done better.”

Jan Willem Landry, who had previously served as interim director of Judo Bund Nederland, general director of the IAAF and deputy director of the KNVB’s amateur department, accepted the assignment and started it at the end of January. He hopes and wants to have really given shape to the widely supported plan to have a cohesive, modern martial arts association by the end of the year or early 2024. “It has become clear to me that all organizations want to get involved in this and that the time is right. In the near future we will set the course. The exact and the details together.”

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