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 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 🙏🔥🥰.

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

– Agnė Žagrakalytė shodan.

– Ali TAIEBI nidan.

Khang NGUYEN sandan.

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

La fête national Belge

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 » 🇧🇪

This year, we had many team members including kendokas, iaidokas, from Brussels, Liege and other cities participated in the event🔥 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 🙏🥰

Horaire des entraînements d’été

Bonjour les amis! A partir du 1er juillet, nous passerons à l’horaire d’été. En juillet, il n’y a que 2 entraînements par semaine le mardi et le vendredi :

  • De 19h00 à 20h00 Entraînement Iaido.
  • De 20h00 à 21h00 Entraînement au Kendo.

Nous reprendrons l’entraînement normal le mardi 1er août.

Nous souhaitons à tous un bel été, et gardez votre corps et votre esprit en zanshin !

Championnats BKR de Kendo 2023

BKR Kendo Championships and examinations took place today in ULB. We had one participant in the ladies’ category and four in the men’s category, two referees and one kakari-in. Great spirit of everyone today 😊

We are very happy to announce that there are four new kendo Ikkyu in Butokukan.

Congrats Rebecca, Agne, Davide and Maximilien 👏🥳🤩

Championnat de Belgique Iaido 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 ❤️❤️❤️

Freddie 80e anniversaire

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 » 🤩👍