I am very grateful to my dear friend Hrvoje for this distinguished nomination of which I am very proud and what i am reward for all my past martial arts achievements.

This is one of the greatest accolades in my life and to stand by such names as Semmy Schilt, Dennis Hanover, Ran Steinberg and other top masters is the realization of my dream and immense happiness.

I am also happy about new friendships made in split. I look forward to future cooperation.

With respect,
Harald Hirsch (Austria)