RESIGNATION OF MASTER MAROTEAUX AND INSTRUCTORS FROM THE DNBK-ID
Since november 21st, 2012, Master Maroteaux and all of his certified instructors resigned from this organization and from all of their functions. This initiative was approved by the Supreme Council of experts of the ESTaM. The reasons were deemed serious enough to justify this decision. The resignation was recorded by President T. Hamada on december 18th, 2012 (see attached letter).
But, it has not prevented some critics to pretend that Master Maroteaux had been excluded, expelled or dismissed, and to spread this piece of information on the Internet, which is unworthy of martial arts practitioners.
Perpetrators of such false allegations are obviously exposed to penalties, even abroad.
As far as "dan" ranks and honorable titles awarded by Japan are concerned (which correspond to levels of knowledge for a provided work), they can't be withdrawed or it would be considered as an abuse of power.
Ranks or titles are definitely acquired. To remove a rank, a title or a qualification from someone in France, is only a matter of the court concerning serious misconduct.
Therefore, we withdraw from our website any advert or reference about this American organization.