2023 Champions’ reward ceremony

This year the City of Brussels, BrusselsSport, organised the 2023 Champions’ reward ceremony in the superb Brussels City Hall in Grand Place. Mr Philippe Close, Bourgmestre, and Mr Benoit Hellings, Échevin des Sports, were present in this beautiful event, and of course, a number of champions of different sports.

Butokukan had an honor to demonstrate iaido (Maya) and kendo (Emilio and Thomas) in front of the audience. It must have been the first such demonstration in the Brussels City Hall 😃


Maya – Belgian Iaido Champion & Fighting Spirit in European Championships (3rd dan category)

Khang – Belgian Iaido Champion (2nd dan category)


Marius – Fighting Spirit in Technique (5-9 years category)

Adrianna – Belgian Champion in Technique (14-17 years category)

Laure – Belgian Champion in Technique (adult category)

Lionel – 3rd place in Belgian Championships (adult category)

Ibrahim – 2nd place in Shiai (under 13 years category)

Neigema – Fighting Spirit in Shiai (Ladies, adult category)

Ilyas – 3rd place in Kojika Cup (5-9 years category)

Congratulations to all champions 2023 👏👏👏