Tomas Rundqvist of IK Södra of Stockholm
Tomas Rundqvist of IK Södra of Stockholm. Click picture for full gallery.

Yesterday, Ben van der Eng was laid to rest during an emotional but beautiful ceremony at Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Ooster cemetery with many speakers praising Ben’s accomplishments as a judo teacher, but also as a human being. Today, Ben’s judokas celebrated his life by attending a memorial judo lesson also visited by judo friends from all over the country. This is the way Ben would have wanted this. A good judoka always stands up after being thrown. His work will be continued.