Calenzano (FI): On the 17th of October the WJJC ITALIA (World Ju-Jitsu Corporation Italia) organized the first international stage at the new sport centre of Calenzano (FI). The international event was held with the special participation of the Scottish representative Sensei Archie Higgins, of the highest Italian representatives “Senior Technical Officer” M° Massimiliano Maltagliati 5th Dan and M° Giovanni Legato 5th Dan, M° Umberto Di Stasi ( representative of Prato town) and M° Silvio Campus (representative of Cagliari town) and was officiated by “Founder” Adriano Busà.
The great energy that characterizes our style could be percived right from the start. An intense and rapid worm-up virtually chocked the throats of those present, in a way that their chests were throbing and their hearts were more like a drum than a splendid organ that simply manages and adjusts the bloodstream. The hand on their knees confirmed the extraordinary worm-up work made by the Scottish master. This was just the beginning. Not even had time to recover, that Sensei Archie Higgins' lesson started off and was centred on “groundwork”, which was a great opportunity for the participants to improve on this aspect of ju-jitsu. Such techniques as strangulation defense, the study of levers and locks, lock controtechniques from the ground were practiced.
On the whole, the lesson was indeed excellent. The work we made this evening has confirmed our phylosophy once more: commitment, hard work and total devotion as a means for technical and mental improvement of each member.
At the conclusion of this wonderful event, at the end of the training, M° Archie Higgins was appointed by the Founder Adriano Busà as Shihan, which seals the strong connection between the Scottish master and the World Ju Jitsu Corporation.