Summer practice schedule

Hello friends! From 1st July, we will change to the summer schedule. During July, there are ONLY 2 practices a week Tuesday and Friday:

  • From 19:00 to 20:00 Iaido training.
  • From 20:00 to 21:00 Kendo training.

We will come back to the normal training on Tuesday 1st August.

We wish everyone a beautiful summer, and keep your body and mind in zanshin!

BKR Kendo Championships 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 πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ€©

Belgian Iaido Championship 2023

Belgian Iaido Championship 2023 on May 21st ended with a lot of energy and success for the whole team Butokukan πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Everyone participated with all the fighting spirit and showed their best in all the categories πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯. At the end of the championship, many lessons learned and to be brought into our next practices βš”οΈβš”οΈβš”οΈ.

In addition to that, we also celebrate some achievements of the day:

πŸ₯‡Gold medal sandan: Maya Boujraf

πŸ₯‡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 ❀️❀️❀️

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 🀩😍