2019-04: Disability Sports IBSSA & ISF and Femeraid Netherlands

Saturday 13-04-2019
IBSSA & ISF and Femeraid Netherlands and StayFit & Budokai Texel  visited the Prisma group around twenty people between 10 and 20 years old from Amsterdam.
Prisma Foundation is an organization that works for children and the elderly with a disability so that they can also enjoy sports. In collaboration with the Johan kruif foundation.
The volunteers of Femeraid Netherlands and IBSSA & ISF.
Elizabeth Kruger, Joëlle Hin, and Nico Waerts (KM) had set up an adapted introduction lesson from Judo and Fitness.
It was a very successful afternoon, all participants had a lot of fun and sweat.
Also with the volunteers 🙂
A big thank  to all volunteers for your efforts.
On behalf of Stayfit Texel, Budokai Texel, IBSSA & ISF and
Femeraid the Netherlands.
IBSSA &ISF    General Secretary  Nico Waerts (KM)





2019-03-04: Good Sport collaboration between VIPS, KMFAP & Femeraid Netherlands.

KMFAP & Femeraid and  VIPS
Here the result of a good collaboration between KMFAP & Femeraid Netherlands.
Nico Waerts (KM) co-founding the Vips sport foundation and trainer from larissa is very satisfied with the result

Larissa starts the adventure with a new pilot: the 20-year-old Imke Brommer. This third-year business economics blind student was not so long ago a more than deserving skater. Specializing in the 1000 and 1500 meters, she was already second in the Netherlands as a junior. However, she also proved to be able to cycle very hard and since last year she has been part of the National Talent Selection of the NOC * NSF in track cycling. National coach Eelke van der Wal saw a promising combination in Larissa and Imke and brought the two together.

Larissa and Imke won silver for the second time on Sunday 13 January 2019 in Manchester at the World Cup track cycling competitions. After the silver in the one kilometer, the two on the tandem now also took the silver in the sprint.
On Sunday the 17th 2019 she took bronze in the 200 meter sprint.

Larissa and Imke successfully participated in the Paracycling World Championships in Apeldoorn during the weekend of 16 and 17 March 2019.
In the battle for bronze, they had to compete against the Belgian tandem team Griet Hoet and Anneleen Monsieur. In the very last meters Larissa and Imke managed to beat the Belgian team.
Here too the gold went to the English duo Sophie Thornhill and Scott Helen, which so far seems unbeatable.
Larissa nevertheless expressed the hope that she and Imke would be able to beat the English at the Paralympic Games that will be held in Tokyo in 2020 .

2018-11:Investure St John’s Co-Cathedral Malta Part 1

Investure 2018-11 Malta
Looking for the roots of the order.
St John’s Co-Cathedral (Maltese: Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann) is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral in Valletta, Malta, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It was built by the Order of St. John between 1572 and 1577, having been commissioned by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the Conventual Church of Saint John (Maltese: Knisja Konventwali ta’ San Ġwann).
The church was designed by the Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar, who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. In the 17th century, its interior was redecorated in the Baroque style by Mattia Preti and other artists. The interior of the church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe.


2018-7 Report Nico Waerts(KM) benefit of charity budo day Wakai Ryu Aiki Jutsu group

Rhoon, The Netherlands
July 2 – 2018

For the 10th time the yearly Budo Day of the Wakai Ryu Aiki Jutsu group, affiliated with W.C.R. in Rhoon, was held. This day, full of different martial arts, is always entirely for the benefit of charity. This year the amount of € 1000, – for MS ( Multiple sclerosis) Research Foundation was exceeded.

Despite the hot weather the attendance was high. Women and men trained from 13.00 to 17.00 hours during the various workshops. The day started with a surprise guest: Hans de Jong, 8th dan Jiu Jutsu, from Australia, who spontaneously gave a workshop.
Shihan Nico Waerts General secretary from IBSSA & ISF 5th dan Kyokushin karate from Texel gave a workshop kyokushin all round, a mix from kyokushin karate, ju-jitsu and judo.
Cees de Jongh (IBA) , 8th dan Aiki Jutsu and Shihan of the Wakai Ryu group and Bart Hagen, 7th dan Kyokushinkai Karate, completed the afternoon program. Martijn Bogaerts, 4th dan Aiki Jutsu and MS patient gave lessons too. He showed us, that with right breathing techniques and little effort by using the strength of the opponent, Aiki Jutsu is a beautiful sport to practice, even for MS patients. This day has been very successful, despite the incredible high temperature in the dojo.

And of course, the day ended as all budo days: Eating! A delicious BBQ outside, especially in the shade…

For me it was also a reunion. It is nice to train and speak with colleagues all over the country and we had a lot of fun.

My compliments for the organization

Nico waerts(KM)
General secretary IBSSA & ISF


2018-6 Veterans Day 30 juni 2018 Netherlands

Veterans Day 30 juni 2018
The Dutch Veterans Day is a national initiative. It is a gift for all Dutch veterans. A tribute to Dutch veterans where recognition and appreciation for veterans is central. That exudes the Veterans Day.
The Netherlands introduced the flower White Carnation as an expression of appreciation for Dutch veterans. The White Carnation is known to the older generation because the late Prince Bernhard had the habit of wearing a white carnation. The White Carnation, however, has a deeper, historical meaning.
This national event is held annually in The Hague on the last Saturday in June.

Our respect goes out to all women/ men and relatives
Nico Waerts (KM)
Prior of the Netherlands.
Director Of Femeraid Netherlands
more on Vetranendag Netherlands

2018 -6 Interview with Sir Károly András Nagy – Minister of Foreign Affairs of KMFAP about the Order, its history and assisting people in need.

This article is published as part of Fridays With MUNPlanet, and its special series dedicated to world politics. The aim of this series is to bring you the analysis of global affairs by the established and upcoming scholars, decision-makers and policy analysts from various world regions. This week, Dr Nagy, Grand Cross Knight of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta Federation of the Autonomous Priories and the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government, clarifies the Order, its history and purpose, as well as discusses current issues of global importance.

MUNPlanet: Please be so kind to give us some information about KMFAP, its history and purpose?

– It’s not an easy task to introduce the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta Federation of the Autonomous Priories. As you can see, even our name is the longest among the sovereign states of the World. We are a direct descendant of the old historical Order of Saint John of Jerusalem – also known as the Hospitaller Knights, or the Knights of Malta, created as an entity in Jerusalem around the year 1040. Let me also remind you that Saint John of Jerusalem is not Saint John the Baptist, as so many confuse it on a regular basis. Based on our research, the core of our Order was established in the 7th century. The existence in different historical periods in different places in the Mediterranean was terminated in 1798 when Napoleon occupied Malta. The Knights immigrated to several countries and continued their activity in autonomous priories.

After the several Autonomous Priories of the Order of Saint John have decided to unite and to federate, more than 100 years ago between 1909 and 1911 in New York, a new name was decided by adding federation of the Autonomous Priories. The Head Offices of the Federation is in the State of New York of the United States of America and its executive offices are in Hungary / Budapest.
The whole article can be found here, by clicking on the following link:


2018: Knighthood Ceremony, 15-17 June 2018


Dear Dames and Knights,
Honourable Postulants and Guests,

please find attached the Preliminary Program of our forthcoming Knighthood Ceremony, which will be held between 15-17 June 2018 in Chateau Bela, Slovakia and in Budapest, Hungary.In the official program you can find all necessary information concerning this significant event – time schedule, side events, prices of accommodation and official meals – in case you wish to attend and invite some members of your family or guests.We kindly ask you to inform us until 31st May about your participation at the Ceremony and its side events (by sending the exact dates of your arrival and departure – flight schedule, names of the persons coming with you, as well as the number and type of hotel rooms you require in Chateau Bela, Slovakia for Friday night). The accommodation in Budapest should be booked by you and directly with the proposed hotel.We need to know about your presence as soon as possible for ordering the meals of the Official Gala Banquet and the Gala Ball.

Due to the large number of Postulants, we can only accept a few more for the June ceremony of investiture – in order of arrival, the rest of Postulants will remain for the autumn ceremony, taking place in Malta on the 4th November 2018.

Please feel free to contact us in case of doubts or questions.

Yours in St. John,
Erika Macsári

Lady Erika Macsári, DCM
Head of Chancery of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet

Phone: +36 1 214 1206
Cell: +36 30 2215 988
Goldmark Karoly u. 35.
H – 1122 Budapest, HUNGARY