Freddy 80th birthday

On Saturday, May 13, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of Fredy Thonon πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚ Of course before the very nice lunch, we practised iaido for two hours in Butokukan Herstal.

Happy birthday Fredy 8️⃣0οΈβƒ£πŸ’œ

The organisation for the surprise party was fantastic! Thank you RenΓ©e 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” πŸ€©πŸ‘

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 πŸ₯‡ technical category 14-18
🌸Yahya silver medal πŸ₯ˆ technical category 14-18
🌸Ilyas bronze medal πŸ₯‰ technical category 5-9
🌸Ibrahim fighting Spirit πŸ… technical category 10-13
🌸 Ali and 🌸 Fabio were burning πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ in their shiais πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Emilio’s birthday

Last Friday was Emilio sensei’s birthday πŸ₯³ And what would he do? Practise of course πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ™Œ

In the end of the training he did a iaido demonstration and a lot of MEN attacks with almost everyone who was present πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks everyone for joining this special training near and far πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™And all the best for Emilio sensei 🀩😍

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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ€©

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 😊

Belgian Kyu Championships 2022

The Belgian Kyu Championships took place yesterday. Butokukan won medals and also got two new Shodans. The event was a great experience for everyone: competitors, referees and kakari-in’s.

πŸ₯‰ 3rd place Team Shiai

πŸ…Fighting Spirit Team Shiai: Pranas

πŸ₯ˆ2nd place Technique competition (adult): Pavel

πŸ₯‰3rd place Technique competition (juniors): Ibrahim

Shodan: Nicolas & Pranas

Congrats to everyone 🀩