Welcome to Gelsenkirchen

Roland Köhler

Dear friends of Ju-Jitsu,

It is my pleasure, as President of the German Ju-Jitsu Federation, to welcome you to the city of Gelsenkirchen at the Veltins Arena Schalke to the 2016 European Championship U18.

Even this event speaks for the commitment that all of us in the society hold for our sport and it is a strong commitment to Ju-Jitsu to have an event like this
Championships at such a wonderful place. I am sure that we will witness athletic performances of the highest quality over the course of this event.

Do your best and compete in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play; and take the opportunity to come closer to each other. I am confident that through sports, in general, and through ju-jitsu, in particular, our aspirations of tolerance, mutual acceptance and common joy will come true.

I am looking forward to meet you at Gelsenkirchen!

Roland Köhler, DJJV President

  • Internationale Jiu-Jitsu Federation
  • Worldgames
  • Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
  • Interessengemeinschaft Nicht-Olympischer Verbände
  • Deutsche Sportjugend
  • Nationale Anti-Doping-Agentur
  • Bundesministerium des Inneren
  • Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend