In 1976, Roland Maroteaux 6th dan and member of the jury alongside the British in the WJKU,
decided to draw a spectacular projection circled by a dragon. He made it in a little hotel
in the city of Carignan in the Ardennes (France). After a first draft, he asked his friend,
the Belgian painter Guy Bosquet, to refine the drawing.
After a short while, Roland Maroteaux drew this spectacular projection in a dojo and asked
a local journalist to take photographs while he was painting.
To celebrate his friendship with Giacomo S. Bertoletti, Roland Maroteaux offered him his
drawing as a gift on the following year. Mr Bertoletti will then use it as the emblem and
the logo of the WJJF (World Ju-Jitsu Federation) and the WJJKO (World Ju-Jitsu Kobudo Organization)
of which he is the international President.
After a period of 40 years, Master Maroteaux drew an oil painting representing that same projection
which received the “Honourable Prize” of the UNADA at the beginning of June 2016.
He then offered it again to his friend Bertoletti during a gala dinner in the four star hotel Tulip
that was held for his 40th congress. This gift was made to symbolise what has now become the international
logo that we can find on banners or flags and t-shirts, and therefore prove that Master Maroteaux
was the original painter of that projection.
A beautiful story that is now told by the students all around the world by wearing Master Maroteaux's projection on their heart. »
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