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National Ju jutsu Federations

Deutsches Dan Kollegium e.V.

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The German Dan-College Association (DDK) ) is an association with the claim to represent all Budo sports in Germany. It was set up on the 20th of September 1952 in Stuttgart and is the first and oldest Budo organization in Germany. After the founding, it received from the Kodokan the contracted legitimacy to teach in Germany Judo and do both Kyu and Dan examinations. In 1956, the DDK became a member of the German Judo Federation, the DDK was still responsible for the teaching and examination system. 1982, for the 30th anniversary of the DDK, the Kodokan renewed the contract, in which the DDK, the graduation was granted legally.

Due to financial disputes in the early 1990s it came to a rift between the DDK and the Judo Federation, which finally ended with the exclusion of the the DDK from the the Judo Federation. The DDK maintains since then as a league of its own the popular sport and the judo taught by Kanō Jigorō. In contrast to the the Judo Federation the DDK recognizes the exams of the other association.

In 1995 the contract between the DDK and the Kodokan was called into questions by the Kodokan, whereas recognition of the right to graduated was issued under the condition that the DDK within the German Judo Federation (representing Germany in the International Judo Federation) was responsible. Because this responsibility was temporarily eliminated, expired in the opinion of the Kodokan also the graduation right. But since in the opinion of the DDK it is an international agreement without termination clause, it represents the opinion that the contract is not terminated prematurely and thus decrease the legitimacy of the DDK, exams, and can not be canceled.

For a long time the DDK tries to become a member of the "German Olympic Sports Confederation" (DOSB) which would allow the DDK members the participating in sports aid and insurance; however, this has failed so far because of the resistance from the Budo federations native to the DOSB.

Budo disciplines

Presidents of the DDK

  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Ju-Jutsu
  • Iaido
  • Kyudo
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tang Soo Do
  • Thai-Boxing
  • 1952–1967: Alfred Rhode
  • 1967–1971: Hans Wittmeier
  • 1971–1974: Leo Köhler
  • 1974–1987: Karl-Ludwig Lehmann
  • 1988–1990: Erich Scherer
  • seit 1991: Dieter Teige

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