Belgian Iaido Championship 2023

Belgian Iaido Championship 2023 on May 21st ended with a lot of energy and success for the whole team Butokukan 🥳🥳🥳

Everyone participated with all the fighting spirit and showed their best in all the categories 🔥🔥🔥. At the end of the championship, many lessons learned and to be brought into our next practices ⚔️⚔️⚔️.

In addition to that, we also celebrate some achievements of the day:

🥇Gold medal sandan: Maya Boujraf

🥇Gold medal nidan: Khang Nguyen

Finally, Claude Pigel completed the day with her success in the Ikkyu exam.

Congratulations to them and all of our participants for a wonderful day ❤️❤️❤️

Freddy 80th birthday

On Saturday, May 13, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of Fredy Thonon 🥳🥂 Of course before the very nice lunch, we practised iaido for two hours in Butokukan Herstal.

Happy birthday Fredy 8️⃣0️⃣💜

The organisation for the surprise party was fantastic! Thank you Renée and everyone! What a wonderful party with friendly atmosphere!

Guy Loncelle announced that there will be an annual iaido seminar from now on, with the name of “Fredy Thonon Iaido Seminar” 🤩👍

Kojika cup 2023

Last May 6th, our “junior” Butokukan team participated in the Kojika cup 2023 in Ghent.

The team had an explosive day with a lot of beautiful actions, fun and successes:

🌸Adrianna gold medal 🥇 technical category 14-18
🌸Yahya silver medal 🥈 technical category 14-18
🌸Ilyas bronze medal 🥉 technical category 5-9
🌸Ibrahim fighting Spirit 🏅 technical category 10-13
🌸 Ali and 🌸 Fabio were burning 🔥 🔥 🔥 in their shiais 💪💪💪