2023 last training

2023 trainings βœ… It was another year of friendship, courage, hard work, good times, learnings,… kendo & iaido life in a nut cell πŸ€©πŸ˜„

Last night was the last training with a bit of kendo no kata and lots of jigeiko, followed by drinks & cakes at the usual place πŸ₯³πŸŽŠ

Winter Seminar 2023

It’s a good moment to remember the Winter Seminar 2023 edition πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Besides all the trainings (including Ito sensei in Butokukan) and kendo competition, we had great success in both kendo and iaido examinations:

4th dan kendo: Mateusz

3rd dan kendo: Anissa, Tuan

2nd dan kendo: Pranas, Mathieu

1st dan kendo: Rebecca

2nd dan iaido: Saskia

1st dan iaido: Claude

Congrats to all πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ€© ..another πŸ‘£ on the way!

Luxembourg seminar Dec 2023

Throw back the seminar with Markus Frey sensei the last weekend organized by Shobukai Kendo in Luxembourg!

There were a lot of exercises and fun sword-crossing time βš”οΈ with friends from many dojos.

The seminar provided a rich and well-though program, which is useful for our participants to improve and continue their kendo path πŸ™ Thank you very much senseis and friends!

11th Iaido Koryu Seminar

The 11th Iaido Koryu Seminar with Kobayashi sensei and Ito sensei took place last weekend in Brussels. It was truly amazing to see Kobayashi sensei and Ito sensei again, the first time after the covid times. Very memorable teaching and training; with overflowing swords and the opponents just in front πŸ˜„

There were participants from Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Lithuania and of course Belgium. You really made it successful weekend.

To put it very simply: fantastic seminar. Thank you senseis πŸ™β˜ΊοΈ Thank you all participants πŸ™πŸ˜Š

See you again 2024 😊

8th Butokukan Kendo Seminar in Butgenbach

Last weekend we had the 8th Butokukan Kendo Seminar in Butgenbach πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ

In the beginning of the seminar we revealed the new KAKEMONO and new TENUGUI made by Ishikawa Sensei. Arigato gozaimashita πŸ™πŸ€© Beautiful piece of art with a meaning. We will cherish the KAKEMONO for years to come, and sweat the TENUGUIS πŸ˜…

Besides the trainings, shinai repair and speeches, we had KYU examination (congrats!) and the annual BTK SHIAI:

1 – Thomas

2 – Khang

3 – Abdel

3 – Manuel

FS – Matthieu

Congrats to everyone πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank you everyone for joining this great event! We’ll be back next year 🀩😍

Belgian Kendo team championship

In the Belgian team championship, our Butokukan team members had great fights where we showed our best kendo with full spirit and friendship πŸ™πŸ”₯πŸ₯°.

At the end of the day, we congratulated the success of our members for their exams πŸ₯³ so let’s welcome our new:

– AgnΔ— Ε½agrakalytΔ— shodan.

– Ali TAIEBI nidan.

Khang NGUYEN sandan.

We wish them all the best and that they will continue steady on their kendo path.

Belgian National Day

Last Friday 21/07, our Butokukan members had a beautiful demonstration in the context of the Belgian National Day festival organized in “Parc de Bruxelles” πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ

This year, we had many team members including kendokas, iaidokas, from Brussels, Liege and other cities participated in the eventπŸ”₯ Everyone performed their very beautiful kendo and iaido with full energy and spirit.

After the performances, we had some trial sessions for spectators, and it was a huge success 🀩 We had people at all ages and genders who came and tried practicing with us. It was a really lovely moment.

Many thanks to all the participants who came to spend a great day and supported the activities πŸ™πŸ₯°