JON BLUMING IBK TITLE BELT

JON BLUMING IBK TITLE BELT

KAICHO JON BLUMING`S IBK  EUROPEAN TITLE BELT
MADE BY HANSHI FLEMMING FOR THE IBK...

At the 29th of Marts 2014 we will have the IBK World/European  Title Fight at the Nordic Open at Bosei.dk

KAICHO BLUMING AND HIS KOI KAICHO BLUMING AND HIS OLD FRIEND HANSHI FLEMMING JINZEN 2015 IN THE JAPANESE GARDEN OF BLUMING
THE KAICHO OF THE IBK JON BLUMING 10. DAN PRIVATE JAPANESE GARDEN

THE KAICHO OF THE IBK JON BLUMING 10. DAN PRIVATE JAPANESE GARDEN

KAICHO BLUMING IN HIS  WONDERFUL JAPANESE GARDEN WITH IS KOI!

Some if the Koi is more than 35 years old, it was an honor to walk around this Japanese garden with Kaicho Bluming...

 

Osu and respect

Hanshi FLemming Jinzen Schroter

 

KAICHO JON BLUMING HOLLAND 10. DAN KARATE AND 9. DAN JUDO

KAICHO JON BLUMING HOLLAND 10. DAN KARATE AND 9. DAN JUDO

KAICHO JON BLUMING HOLLAND 

The Founder of IBK Kyokushin Budokai in 1980. This pictures was taken at Kaicho Jon Bluming home in Holland January 2014 by Kancho Flemming, he tell In the old days Kaicho Bluming was the japanese stronges fighter ever in Japan, he was very strong in Judo and Kyokushin Karate.
Sosai Mas Oyama graduated Kaicho Jon Bluming 6. Dan allredy in 1965.
Many Branch Chief was not happy about Mas Oyama´s decision therefor Mas Oyama said!  If there is someone who can defeat Bluming in Kumite, he will take his degree from hin and withdraw from Karate. Over the years Bluming have been repeatedly challenged by various champions ind different Martial Arts system, he have never lost lose a match and the opponent will frequently  visit the local hospital.
He was closely associated with Mas Oyama they had very close ties and a special deeep friendship. Mas Oyama who wanted Jon Bluming to be the head of the World of Kyokushin before his death in 1994, but Jon Bluming was telling him that he allredy have his one organization IBK Kyokushin Budokai that have 60 Countrys. Kaicho Jon Bluming graduated Kancho Flemming Jinzen Schröter 8. dan at the 26th of November 2006 at the So Honbu Dojo in Holland, where Kancho Flemming was Instructor at the International Seminar for high grade Dai Shihans. Since that time Kancho Flemming have be many time in Kaicho Jon Bluming private home, he have the higest respect for kaicho Jon Bluming that as 81 years old, still is a Budshido fighter and  that have put his one Budo skills in the World of Budo.

JON BLUMING 10. DAN AND 9. DAN JUDO FROM JAPAN

Jon Bluming (born February 6, 1933) is a Dutch instructor of Judo and Kyokushin Karate, and mixed martial arts. He was the coach of two-time Olympic champion Willem Ruska.

Born in Amsterdam, he was 16 when he applied for the Marines and was accepted to the bootcamp in Doorn in July 1949. In the summer of 1950, the Korean War started, and he applied as a volunteer in the van Heutz regiment. When he was wounded, he was transported to a Japanese hospital in Tokyo. There he saw Judo for the first time when he visited the Kodokan in March 1951. When he saw a demonstration by an elderly man, he knew that this martial art would change his life for good.

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Martial arts career

Back in Holland in November 1953, he came upon the Tung Jen Judo Club. His teacher, "Grandpa" Schutte (then 4th dan Tokyo Hirano), gave him his first dan after only 12 months. In 1955, he received his second dan, and in 1956 he was the first Dutchman to become a Kodokan member, promoted by Ichiro Abe, then 6th dan in La Baulle France; he was then captain of the Tung Jen team, winning the European championships in Bellevue, Amsterdam in September 1956. In 1957, he received his third dan from Tokyo Hirano at a Dutch summer camp when he threw 75 judoka from 4th kyu up to 4th dan in 26 minutes even though he had broken the big toe of his right foot

Later, he broke his right knee and went into surgery. In 1957, he was invited to train a police dojo in BerlinGermany and at a private judo club for several months. The money he earned there was invested to go to Canada. He went to the Canadian embassy, threw his medals on the table, and asked for a chance to go to Canada. His wish was fulfilled, and in January 1958 he arrived in HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada. He was hosted by an old friend and introduced the next day toDalhousie University. There he started his career as a professional judo teacher and gave lessons for two dollars an hour. He also founded the Maritimes Judo Association and became a lifetime honorary member.

Back in Tokyo, he started under the guidance of Donn F. Draeger. Weight training for judo and karate allowed him to finally achieve the desired transformation to heavyweight at a solid 102 kg from his previous 79 kg. He also kept his middleweight speed during the time in which Draeger taught him.

In May 1960, he defeated the Japanese champion Kaminaga with a strangulation hold. During the Olympic training summer of 1960, he finally threw Isao Inokuma, his very close friend and training partner, after an hour-long fight with Uchi mata makikomi. He also received his 4th dan from Kodokan in competition. In April 1959, Dreager asked him to go with him to the police dojo and train under the famous 10th dan Shimizu and Kuroda in bōjutsukendo, and iaijutsu. During the all-Japan police championships (Kendo), they were asked to give a demonstration of bojutsu and earned a standing ovation and a third dan in both disciplines from the Japan Kendo federation. Bluming did another examination for Ichitaro Kuroda in iaijutsu and got his third dan from the JKF.

In 1961, Bluming was invited to make a gonin gake (a match against 5 third dans) instead of Inokuma who was in hospital with a bad back injury. Draeger said to him, "Do it, that’s good for your name," and it was. He won in less than 4 seconds in each match.

Back to Holland

Bluming received a letter from Holland in which Opa Schutte asked him to come back and teach at the old dojo and the Amateurs Association for a year on contract. Bluming, who by then had a reputation in Japan and was unbeaten in Judo and Karate, went back to teach his old friends, make some new ones, and participate in the world championships in Paris (Dec 1961). It went very differently than planned.

Bluming became coach of the Dutch Amateur Judo Association. He made his name throughout Holland and Europe solely because of his fight against the Judo Union of Anton Geesink, who told tales to the press about Bluming but refused several times to meet Bluming on the tatami. Bluming, under false accusations, was not allowed to participate in the Paris competitions. The press was amazed, especially when Bluming was introduced to the black belts of the NAJA as the new coach in the first week of December 1961 in Bloemendaal. He made a match against all comers, some 80 judoka from 1st dan to 4th dan, and threw them all within about four seconds in full view of the press.

Reporters wrote the next day that Holland would be first and second in Paris and that Bluming must be allowed to fight. This did not help, and Bluming watched the victory of Anton Geesink in Paris. It made him so miserable that he stopped competing and focused only on teaching instead.

In his career as a teacher he has coached several champions, such as:

  • Chris Dolman (four-time world champion),
  • Willem Ruska (double Olympic champion in 1972)
  • Ottie Roethof (world champion in soft style karate and the team world champion, three times world champ judo),
  • Semmy Schilt (at the top in K-1 and free fight winner three times in the daido juku and three time King of Pancrase),
  • Robert Kool (1964 New York Cosmopolitan heavy weight champion)
  • The students of his students like Jan Plas (who fought well against Ernesto Hoost and Peter Aerts), Peter Adelaar and Jan Kallenbach.

Bluming traveled throughout Europe and founded the European Kyokushin kai kan in 1960. The first karate union in Europe was founded by Bluming in January 1962. The first-ever karate championships were held in the Krasnapolsky Hotel Amsterdam in 1965. The first international match was held against the team of Steve Arneil (a student of Oyama and Bluming in 1967) and was won by the  Jon Bluming´s Budōkai dojo.

Kyokushin Kai Karate

On January 15, 1965, Bluming was the first foreigner awarded the 6th dan in Kyokushin karate from the Kyokushinkaikan Honbu by Mas Oyama. It was the higest grad outsite Japan and a shocked for the karate world, which was not big in those days. Oyama put a classical samurai end to that spectacle and told the karate world that they could fight Bluming man-to-man without any rules in a boxing ring. The one who could beat Bluming that way would win $100,000 from Oyama, who would stop karate and take away Bluming's 6th dan. In the period after this, Bluming delivered a lot of teachers who sometimes went their own way. One example is Loek Hollander, who was at odds with Bluming. The animosity reached such a level in Japan and Europe that the Japanese organization eventually sided with Loek Hollander. The Dutch Karate Organisation (NKA), an initiative of Bluming, grew larger under Hollander and split in the 1980s when several teachers left Hollander due to "irreconcilable differences".

In January 1989, Bluming received his 9th dan in Kyokushin karate from Japan. The same year he also got his 9th dan in Judo from Japan; he was the only one in the world who had both of the highest grades in martial arts from the Japanese organizations. In November 1989, he received a visit from Akira Maeda, 8th dan of the Budōkai. He told Bluming that Mas Oyama had sent him to talk to Bluming and that he wanted Bluming back in the Honbu and to make him President of the World Karate Kyokushinkai-kan. He wanted Bluming to teach the karateka of the Honbu who were keen on fighting professionally in all-round karate, especially in the fight organization “RINGS JAPAN“, of which Maeda was then President. Bluming said that he would do so only if Loek Hollander was out of the Honbu. Maeda said that Mas Oyama was aware of the problems but for several reasons could not agree with that.

In April 1994, Bluming received word that Mas Oyama had died suddenly. Devastated, he went to Tokyo to pay his respect and say goodbye to his teacher.

On September 4, he received a fax from Kenji Kurosaki that he was awarded with the grade of his teacher Mas Oyama and received his 10th dan signed by 5 big organizations of Budō in Japan.

He founded Kyokushin budokai in 1980 together with Hanshi jan De Bruin 8. Dan  Hanshi David Junger 9. Dan. In 2007 he was stepping back as Fuko Kancho for the Kyokushin Budokai becoures of age, the new Fuko Kancho was the famorus Kyokushin fighter Hanshi Flemming Jinzen Schröter 8. Dan that started with Judo in 1970 and Kyokushin in 1973.