July 14, 1990, the day a national holiday in France, the first association of martial arts Takeda Ryu European was founded in Isle-sur-Sorgue (84) under the name: European Sobukaï Takeda-ryu (EST) .
Its first committee was elected by the constituent assembly as follows: President Roland J. Maroteaux, (then Prime joden-5th dan shihan in Europe) 1st Vice-President Siegfried Kobilza (then 3rd dan) 2nd Vice-President Monika Verhan-Mees (then 2nd dan), Secretary General Richard Gillet, Treasurer Alain Tissot.
The European association was legally declared to the Prefecture of Avignon February 22, 1991 under No. 2 / 07 964. Official Journal No. 12, 20.3.1992.
In 1999, the General Assembly of Constanza (Romania) reshuffled his committee and changed the title of the association became: European Sobukaï Takeda Ryu Maroto-ha (stamped).
It is an association governed by the law of 01.07.1901 and 09.10.1981 in accordance with the Enforcement Decree of 16/08/1901, art. 5.
Its purpose, as it is defined by the statutes is to promote the martial arts activities Takeda Ryu Maroto-ha in Europe and to promote its extension, to control the technical quality of its teaching and learning in respect of Japanese cultural tradition associated with it.
Since this association has made its merry way, by organizing international Taikai every two years in a country designated by the Board of Experts.
She coordinates the technical programs and internships.
Its board is elected every four years by the General Assembly that all heads are only directors and presidents of each country.
Only the superior council of experts, which includes all the senior officers at least 5th dan Renshi, is empowered to coordinate the technical side under the control of the original founder of the school: Mr. Roland Maroteaux, 9th dan Hanshi.
(Provisional translation Google)
World Takeda-Ryu Marotokan Federation - International Official Site