Winter Seminar 2023

It’s a good moment to remember the Winter Seminar 2023 edition 😊🙏

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 👏👏👏😃🤩 ..another 👣 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 ⚔️ 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 🙏 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 😄

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 🙏☺️ Thank you all participants 🙏😊

See you again 2024 😊

8th Butokukan Kendo Seminar in Butgenbach

Last weekend we had the 8th Butokukan Kendo Seminar in Butgenbach 😊😃

In the beginning of the seminar we revealed the new KAKEMONO and new TENUGUI made by Ishikawa Sensei. Arigato gozaimashita 🙏🤩 Beautiful piece of art with a meaning. We will cherish the KAKEMONO for years to come, and sweat the TENUGUIS 😅

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 👏👏👏

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

Belgian winter seminar 2022

The last day of the Winter Seminar passed very quickly with trainings in the morning and then the kendo dan examinations.

It was great to have Hirakawa Sensei back in Brussels and to practise with him. Arigato gozaimasu Sensei!

Manuel passed 2nd dan kendo today.

Congratulations to Manuel and all others who passed their grades 😃👏🤩

10th Iaido Koryu seminar

What a great iaido weekend 🤩 We celebrated the 10th Iaido Koryu seminar with over 40 participants from Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Israel.

The 7th dan teachers, Emilio Gomez, Leo Amoroso and Antonio Gutierrez, were leading the seminar. Each teacher taught one part of the seminar bringing their own experience and knowledge to the participants.

Several people from Butokukan took part in the seminar. Surely a great experience again.

Thank you for joining this edition of the Koryu seminar 😊

7th BUTOKUKAN kendo

What a great weekend 🤩😍 The 7th BUTOKUKAN kendo seminar was held this weekend in Butgenbach.

Lots of kendo trainings, shiais, exams, speeches, discussions, shinai repair, all good things that a kendo seminar should be about 😊

Many thanks for the teachers, everyone present and for the organisers 🙏😊