SC Fudji Ju-Jutsu Instructor Henrik Stoldt
Master Instructor Henrik Stoldt teaches Ju-Jutsu to both juniors and seniors. His athletic career started with gymnastics and track & field. In his youth he moved on to play handball and volleyball. After his military service he started to learn Ju Jutsu. His first instructor was Judo black belt Peter Nabrazell.
In 1977 Henrik Stoldt received his 5.Kyu (yellow belt) by Grand Master Dieter Rast at the University of Berlin. He then moved to the city of Trier where he studied history and political science and pursued his Ju Jutsu career under the influence of Dieter Kölschenbach and Ursula Theisen, both excellent Judo fighters and Ju Jutsu black belts. Ursula Theisen was among the first women in Germany receiving the 3rd grade JJ black belt.
The first Ju Jutsu seminar Henrik Stoldt attended was given by the legendary Vlado Schmidt, a Hungarian and foreign-legion-veteran of the French Vietnam war. Also the then National Ju Jutsu Coach, Peter Nehls – still the most decorated 8th degree black belt of Germany, also owner of a 10th degree international graduation – became a personal friend. By 1981 Henrik Stoldt had received the 1.Kyu brown belt. He than moved back to Northern Germany and, in 1985, graduated for 1st Dan black belt. His 2nd degree he received one year later. Due to knee surgery he had to postpone the next step to 3rd degree black belt until 1994.
From 1988 until 1999 Henrik Stoldt was active both as Ju Jutsu tournament fighter and referee. From 1993 until 1995 he held the office of press spokesman of the National German Ju Jutsu Federation (DJJV). During this time he directed the first JJ instruction videos assisted by the Grand Masters Erich Reinhardt and Karl-Ludwig Tretau. In 2000 he acquired the Ju Jutsu Instructor’s B-licence.
Says Henrik Stoldt, “The most important thing is that you treat people fair who want to study Ju Jutsu. It is not an easy kind of martial arts. It takes years to reach a certain skill. However, there is no need to degrade those who go for the next level, as I have seen socalled “masters” do during belt exams. Any martial arts master should remember that he started as a beginner and that he remains a student all through his life.”