Finally, considering that in 1997, Hisashi Nakamura had indeed been excluded by all the expert members of the Council of the European Sobukaï Takeda-ryu, and by all the instructors and yudansha graduated by him, when he was the Honorary President of Honor of that European structure. This point had never been revealed, at the express request of Master Maroteaux himself, which at the time, had resigned from the bureau, with the highest standards, by letter addressed to his master with acknowledgment of receipt. This did not prevent him of receiving a year later, a false exclusion posted from Austria, surrounded by a huge advertising hype and by its corollary....
Of course, we have all the evidences of this in our archives. This, in order to get the facts and how they effectively took place. We can tell stories for a while, but certainly not permanently. Only the true story account. The rest is up to each one according to his conscience and his choice. This to restore some hidden truths.
NB: Neither follow shall be given to this release nor dispute will be initiated. Our goal: to continue our activities, as from the past, with the highest standards possible. We wanted to open a parenthesis: now it is closed!
The E.S.Ta.M. (European Sobukai Takeda-ryu Maroto-ha) Committee.
In order to put an end at certain rumours and also to all that could have been written those past years, particularly on the Internet, in order to destabilize us, we make available all the informations that follows:
First, In Japan Hisashi Nakamura is recognized neither by the D.N.B.K. (highest authority of traditional martial arts in Japan), nor by the I.M.A.F. (International Martial Art Federation), federation which he left some years ago for reasons that we will not evoke in this official statement. Only the Takeda-ryu Maroto-ha group, had the privilege to integrate the D.N.B.K. and to represent successfully Takeda-ryu in Butokuden of Kyoto by obtaining there nothing less than the price of excellence the 29th of April 2008.
Then, Hisashi Nakamura has never received the 10th dan, nor did he inherited from anyone the title of Soke (successor) of which he boasts. Grade that he has granted himself. Never Soke Ichio Oba did designated him as such. Nor has he obtained the title of Shihan (Master) from his Sensei when he was still alive. Only the title of Chuden-kyohan was submitted. Sato Kimbei is the only one to have a Menkyo-Kaiden in Takeda-ryu signed by Soke Ichio Oba. Hisashi Nakamura had never really been the 44th Soke of Takeda-Ryu Nakamura-ha, as has been stated in many advertisements. How could it be the 44th successor of the branch which he founded himself? Only gullible people could believe such nonsense. The lineage of the Takeda-ryu ended with the death of Soke Ichio Oba (43rd and last Takeda-ryu successor) in 1976 . This is confirmed by lots of Japanese masters.
We have been officially informed by the President of the National Committee for the Takeda disciplines in Morocco, the executive branch of the F.R.M.J.A.M.A (Royal Moroccan Federation of Judo and Martial Arts Related), that Hisashi NAKAMURA has been purely and simply prohibited to animate a scheduled training course in Morocco in May 2009. This new has been published in the national newspapers. Perhaps this would explain its desistance to come to Belgium too. It is true that within the global crisis which we pass through, the price of the weekend training course, probably excessive (150,00 € and 200,00 € for the instructors), was to be also there for something. We announce that because certain leaders of Takeda-ryu Maroto-ha clubs from North of France, were surprised to receive from our inveterate detractors, the same persons which disparaged us during years, invitations to take part in this training course.
Today it exists in Europe several groups which dishonours the technique and the spirit of original Takeda-ryu, each one claiming to be "the best" while carrying out against Master MAROTEAUX a true denigration campaign. Only the history will be judge of the result. But it is certainly not by lies that one succeeds in convincing... Moreover, we can underline that the current results of those which worked to divide, to have a better "reign", are not very good...