Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Blog

I've decided to write a blog dedicated to the school of Jan de Jong. See

I originally wrote the Jan de Jong story because of demand. This story received an amazing reaction. Not the least of which was that (a) I was seen as De Jong's unofficial historian, and (b) people from the past contacted me to contribute their stories and documents. Harry Hartman has to be the most influential. He trained under De Jong from 1954 to 1958, and he generously sent me his photographs and other documents from that time.

I was down south with a former student/instructor of De Jong's who has his own school. There was also a fellow former student/instructor of De Jong's who is now 2nd dan under Hans de Jong. When they saw the photographs and documents of Harry, they treated them as if they were the dead sea schrolls. This is when I knew that the information and documents I was receiving where considered by some to be very important. This was also the time that I decided to write a blog dedicated to De Jong's story. De Jong's school of thought.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your new blog. Will you still be writing this blog as well John?


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